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2012-11-20 16:23:41

YUMA, Ariz., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MARINE CORPS AIR STATION -- Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), joined today with other industry partners to celebrate and offer congratulations to the United States Marine Corps for the official stand-up and re-designation of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, the world's first operational squadron to fly the F-35B Lightning II aircraft. During a ceremony today at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz.,...

2011-11-09 11:05:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sea trials have concluded for the F-35B Lightning II's Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft. Flying under the power of Pratt & Whitney's F135 propulsion system, two STOVL variants conducted 72 short takeoffs and vertical landings, for a total of 260 vertical landings in the program. The three-week sea trial period was conducted aboard the USS Wasp sailing from Norfolk Naval Base in Norfolk, Virginia. Pratt &...