GE Aviation to produce more T700 engines
GE Aviation has announced an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract from the US Army for the continued production of T700 turboshaft engines.
The contract was awarded in support of US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, foreign military sales and other government agency programme requirements through 2019.
If exercised completely, the production contract is valued at over $1 billion for as many as 2,500 T700 engines.
The T700/CT7 turboshaft was developed in response to a US Army requirement for added power and improved field maintainability. It has logged over five million flight hours in hot-harsh combat zones including Iraq and Afghanistan. The engine powers a variety of civil aviation and military aircraft including transport, utility and attack, medical evacuation, air rescue, firefighting, special operations and marine patrol platforms.
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