On September 9, Puli Company revealed that the F135 “Enhanced Engine Suite” (EEP) upgrade, which further improves thrust and efficiency, and the cost is much lower than the “Adaptive Engine Transformation Plan” (AETP) development powerplant. The company submitted two F135 engine upgrades to the US Department of Defense F-35 Joint Program in March this year, and indicated that they enhanced thrust and voyage than 10% of F-35B vertical lift. The heat management capacity is increased by 50%. The company said that the EEP and the United States air force regraph the cost of the F-35A to $ 25,000 per hour in 2025.
At present, the F135 engine has a poor thermal management capability and a shortcoming of the maintenance time than expected, and the US Air Force is considering replacement or upgrading. AETP plans to develop adaptive circular engine project demonstration verification machine, progress, and the two XA100 developed by General Electric Company have been put into trials, reaching all and exceeding most expected goals, including thrust by 10%, fuel efficiency 25%, etc. Compared to the unified upgrade, the most visible advantage of adaptive loop engine is lower than the fuel consumption rate, but the cost and complexity of the F-35 have made the US air force tend to veto this option. Mainly considering the next generation of fighters. If the universal upgrade scheme enhances the operational performance and application of F-35 at a low cost, it may be selected, and this Pharma will continue to consolidate its monopoly position on the F-35 aircraft engine. However, regardless of the XA100 or the F135 upgrade, it will consolidate the leading position of the US fighter engine, highlighting the long-term adherence to “power first” to still “excellent”. “