Pentagon Stops Work on Jet Engine, Calls It 'Waste of Money'

The Pentagon has issued a stop work order for a controversial second engine for a futuristic jet fighter, calling the engine, which has already cost billions, a "waste of taxpayer money" – but General Electric has vowed to press forward with development using its own funds. The Joint Strike Fighter already has an engine, developed by Pratt-Whitney. In a statement, the Department of Defense cited its own opposition and opposition from President Obama as reasons to stop work on the alternate...Full Story
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