Although his jet engine program has struggled through high-profile development hiccups and criticism for its price tag, the head of military engines at Pratt & Whitney said Thursday his major threats are forced cuts to the Pentagon‘s budget.

And the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s unwelcome reputation as the most expensive Pentagon budget line in history brightens that target on its back at a time that Lockheed Martin and Pratt had hoped to be building far more planes and engines than they are now.

Renaissance Services helps OEMs integrate their manufacturing into DoD.

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