House panel counters Pentagon in clearing work on second F-35 engine

05/20/2010 | Reuters

The House Armed Services Committee has gone against the wishes of the Pentagon in approving $485 million for continued work on an alternate engine being built by General Electric and Rolls-Royce for the F-35 jet fighter program. Calling it unaffordable and unnecessary, the Pentagon has argued against the second engine, while supporters say it is a needed alternative to the engine made by Pratt & Whitney.

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