Raytheon Technologies subsidiary Pratt & Whitney intends to invest $255 million over five years in a new 845,000-square-foot facility in Oklahoma City that will support depot operations for engines used to power several military aircraft, including F-35, F-15, F-16, F-22 and C-17.
Pratt & Whitney said Friday the new Oklahoma City Sustainment Center near Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma will be part of the company’s global sustainment network and help expand maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities in support of the F135 engine program.
“Expanding the Oklahoma City Sustainment Center is a direct investment in improving our military’s ability to meet national security objectives,” said Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla.
“This facility will play a particularly important role in rapidly delivering the F135 engine core upgrade to the F-35 fleet, which is critical to ensuring all the services have the capabilities they need to fight an advancing threat starting in 2028,” added Cole.
The proposed facility will feature a sustainment center, offices and collaboration and meeting spaces and accommodate employees focused on procurement and engineering functions.
Pratt & Whitney has an existing Oklahoma facility that houses more than 450 employees and over 450 partner contractors across data analytics, procurement, materials and engineering areas.