Pratt & Whitney F135 Engine

Congressional Debate

"So I think that the other governments that are involved as partners with the United States in developing the 135 have evinced interest in an alternative engine but have not evinced so much interest that they want to participate in the funding of it."
David G. Ahern, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, House Air Land Subcommittee, 3/22/07
"Our friends from Italy and Australia had a much more ambivalent, in my opinion, attitude, and they said, about as clearly as they could have, if the choice is between two engine sources, and affordability and timeliness -- that is, keeping the Joint Strike Fighter program on schedule -- they go for the single engine, and affordability and timeliness."
Senator Joe Lieberman, Senate Armed Services Committee, 3/15/06