The US Air Force has just awarded the US group Raytheon Technologies a sole-source delivery order of $ 212.05 million to supply fighter jet engines to Morocco to meet a requirement for military sales to the United States. ‘foreigner.
According to the American site GovCon Wire, specializing in issues related to armament contracts, the order from Morocco concerns installation engines F100-PW-229, manufactured by the company Pratt & Whitney, one of the subsidiaries of the Raytheon group, within the framework of an indefinite delivery contract / indefinite quantity. The work will take place in East Hartford, Connecticut, and have an estimated completion date of June 30, 2025, the media said.
The media also recalls that Morocco has requested the acquisition of 25 F-16C / D Block 72 jets, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), and 29 Pratt & Whitney F100-229 engines and other related government equipment. US in a potential $ 3.9 billion State Department FMS transaction approved in March 2019.
Note that the choice of Raytheon Technologies is not a coincidence. The company is a traditional supplier of weapons to the FAR. It maintains high-speed Harm anti-radar missiles, installed on Moroccan F-16 aircraft.