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Pentagon Shuts Down Alternate Jet Engine Program

Law360 (March 25, 2011, 3:11 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense on Thursday moved to kill funding for an alternate F136 joint strike fighter engine procurement, a move critics vowed to fight amid fears it could quell necessary competition in the program.

The DOD issued a 90-day stop-work order, calling the joint strike fighter extra engine program a “waste of taxpayer money that can be used to fund higher departmental priorities.”

The department has long advocated defunding the F136 engine program for the F-35 joint strike fighter, currently being built by a...
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