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PRATT & WHITNEY SUBMITS ENGINE PROPOSAL TO GRUMMAN A/F-X TEAM

 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney (P&W) today delivered to Grumman Corporation its engine proposal for the U.S. Navy and Air Force's advanced medium attack aircraft, the A/F-X. Grumman is teamed with Boeing Company and Lockheed Corporation competing against three other airframe teams to develop the A/F-X weapon system.
 P&W's Government Engine & Space Propulsion (GESP) unit, teamed with General Motors' Allison Gas Turbine division, proposed the PW7000 as the Grumman team's A/F-X propulsion system. "Our joint operational and development experience, which is based on over 9,500 attack/fighter engines worldwide, allows us to offer an outstanding, affordable propulsion system," said R.E. (Ed) Ford, senior vice president, programs and business development.
 The power plant's turbomachinery incorporates technologies derived from the F119-PW-100 engine, the Integrated High Performance Turbine Engine Technology (IHPTET) and Advanced Turbine Engine Gas Generator (ATEGG) programs as well as other advanced research programs. "This power plant provides the thrust, range and fuel burn required by the Grumman team," said Ford, "and incorporates advanced technology inlets and nozzles to fully meet operational requirements."
 Pratt & Whitney's extensive experience in developing the F119 along with U.S. Navy and Air Force IHPTET and ATEGG contracts allowed P&W to test full size PW7000 components. This strategy, along with Allison's extensive advance technology gas turbine experience, contributed significantly to reducing risk normally associated with "start-from- scratch" developmental programs.
 The P&W/Allison team has already been selected as the engine of choice for the Lockheed/Boeing AX airframe. Later this month the company expects to deliver its proposal to the McDonnell Douglas Aerospace A/F-X team. "We are fully committed to supporting all contractor A/F-X weapon system teams as well as the U.S. Navy and Air Force, with the most advanced technology engine we can develop at an extremely competitive price," Ford said.
 Allison Gas Turbine, a division of General Motors Corporation, located in Indianapolis, designs, develops and manufactures turbine engines for aerospace, industrial and marine applications.
 Pratt & Whitney's GESP unit, headquartered in West Palm Beach, Fla. designs, develops and supports military jet engines and space propulsion systems. P&W is a unit of United Technologies Corporation, Hartford, Conn.
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 /CONTACT: Robert G.H. Carroll of Pratt & Whitney, 407-796-7885/


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