Joint Strike Fighter F135 engine in Arnold Engineering Development Center's J-2 Test Cell

A Pratt & Whitney F135 engine, one of two engines slated to power the F-35 Lightning II, undergoes altitude testing at AEDC. AEDC is conducting a multi-year test program worth approximately $200 million in several test facilities for variants of the F135 engine.

A Pratt & Whitney F135 engine, slated to be the powerplant for the Joint Strike Fighter, undergoes altitude testing in Arnold Engineering Development Center’s J-2 test cell. The J-2 cell has the capability to simulate altitudes to 80,000 feet and speeds to Mach 3. AEDC is conducting a multi-year test program in several test facilities for variants of the F135 engine worth approximately $200 million.