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US Army to accelerate helicopter engine project (video)

26th October 2016 - 13:29 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in Washington DC


The US Army is considering ways to accelerate its Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) as the project continues to move forward.

While the army was currently looking at production of a new engine beginning from the 2026 timeframe, Rich Kretzchmar, project manager for ITEP, told Shephard that they are looking into how the programme could be moved forward faster.

The ITEP programme is currently in the preliminary design review (PDR) stage. 

‘While the programme is constrained by available resources and processes… we have identified several ways to accelerate the programme, particularly in the [engineering and manufacture development] phase,’ Kretzchmar explained. 

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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