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General Electric strikes ventilator and military engine balance

13th April 2020 - 12:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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General Electric’s healthcare division claims to have ‘doubled’ ventilator production in the wake of COVID-19 and it is predicting to do so again in June.

That focus is set against additional company plans to continue making new fighter jet and helicopter engines, such as the T408 under contract with Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and which powers the USMC’s in-development CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter.

‘To date, our business has not experienced any significant disruptions to our operations supporting military contracts,’ a General Electric spokesperson said in a statement. ‘We’ve clearly communicated to NAVAIR and our other military customers our

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