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Insight: ITEP thaw heats US Army engines

4th June 2019 - 12:10 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


Complications and delays to the US Army’s Improved Turbine Engine Programme (ITEP) are over for the time being; rare relief for a service that was, until recently, forced to instruct General Electric to freeze all manufacturing on an engine it expects to be a major future addition to AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Black Hawk fleets.

Next steps will see the engine manufacturer work toward a critical design review, scheduled for FY2020.

By way of recap, GE’s T901 turboshaft was confirmed as the army’s choice for the ITEP EMD phase when it fought off ATEC’s T900 proposal, leading to the former

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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