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Patria and Pratt & Whitney have signed a Letter of Intent to deepen their ongoing long-term cooperation related to the F100-PW-220/220E and F100-PW-229 military jet engines operational in the F-16 and F-15 combat aircraft. The aim is to maintain and develop the existing relationship in support of maintenance, repair and overhaul logistics for worldwide F100 customers.

In addition to this, there is a joint intention to further work toward Patria becoming a part of Pratt & Whitney’s F100 global sustainment network and become the best value logistic support supplier including F100 maintenance, repair and overhaul. The Parties have commenced a Working Group targeting a long-term co-operation strategy and agreement within 2022.

“Pratt & Whitney and Patria have had a successful cooperation model already for more than 40 years, and this is a natural continuum to that. With this Letter of Intent, we also want jointly acknowledge the aim to deepen and develop our operations. Being part of the Pratt & Whitney global F100 sustainment network and deepening our partnership support our growth strategy and provides us new opportunities together with Pratt & Whitney“, says Mikko Kilpeläinen, VP, Partnerships at Patria.

“Pratt & Whitney is excited for this collaboration opportunity with Patria. The Letter of Intent provides a solid foundation for our teams to define our future business arrangement as a participant in our sustainment global network,” says Kelly Young, Senior Director, F100 Pratt & Whitney.

Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services and technology solutions. Patria provides aerospace and military customers with equipment availability, continuous performance development as well as selected intelligence, surveillance and management system products and services. Patria Belgium Engine Center, located in Liége area is today supporting some 15 air forces globally in their F100 needs.

For further information:

Mikko Kilpeläinen, VP, Partnerships, Patria, tel. +358 40 869 3588, mikko.kilpelainen@patriagroup.com

Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services, pilot training and technology solutions. Patria provides its aerospace and military customers with equipment availability, continuous performance development as well as selected intelligence, surveillance and management system products and services. Patria’s mission is to give its customers confidence in all conditions, and the vision is to be the #1 partner for critical operations on land, sea and air. Patria has several locations including Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Estonia and Spain. Patria employs 3,000 professionals. Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%). Patria owns 50% of Nammo, and together these three companies form a leading Nordic defence partnership.

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