Joint Strike Fighter engine faces Senate cut

All funding for an alternative F-35 engine would be killed under the measure drawn up Friday by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Senate Democrats have proposed to cut funding for an alternate engine to be used on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The plan is part of a new budget proposal. The Pentagon says the engine program isn’t worth the money. The House has already voted to end funding. General Electric, one of the makers of the engine, tells Reuters the Senate measure was part of the process, but the issue is not completely resolved.

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