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GE lands $643 mn FMS order for F-110-GE-129 engine support

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GE lands $643 mn FMS order for F-110-GE-129 engine support
 
The US-based aircraft engine maker General Electric (GE) secured a $643 million Foreign Military Sales to provide F-110-GE-129 engin sustainement, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on Nov. 9, 2017, on its website.
     
GE lands 643 mn FMS order for F 110 GE 129 engine support 640 001U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Daniel San Miguel, an aerospace propulsion journeyman with the 35th Maintenance Squadron, oversees an F110-GE-129 engine being tested during its afterburner phase at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 4, 2016
(Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)
     
This order involves F110-GE-129 install engines, spare engines, modernized engine monitoring system computers, over-and-above repair for government furnished property, and technical data reports.

It will be performed in Cincinnati, Ohio, with an expected completion date of Nov. 8, 2024.

"This contract involves 100 percent foreign military sales to Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity," the US DoD added.

The F-110-GE-129 is an afterburning turbofan jet engine produced by GE Aviation. It is a derivative with greater performance of the proven F110-GE-100. More than 2,600 F110 engines have been ordered worldwide since the engine was first selected by the USAF in 1984. Almost 75% of all F-16C/D fighters are powered by the GE F110.

In Sept. 2017, Barhain requested a $2.78 billion FMS for the sale of 19 Lockheed Martin F-16V fighter jets, including delivery of twenty-two F-110-GE-129 Engines. The US State Department's 8 September announcement also comprised a potential $1 billion contract with Lockheed Martin to upgrade Bahrain existing fleet of 20 Block 40 F-16 aircraft to the F-16V configuration.

The F-110-GE-129 has also been chosen by Saudi Arabia to power its F-15SA and, most probably, the Qatar Emiri Air Force future fleet of F-15QAs.