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US Army ahead of ITEP schedule despite CDR delay

11th May 2020 - 10:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The Critical Design Review (CDR) phase of the US Army's Improved Turbine Engine Programme (ITEP) has been delayed by two weeks because of COVID-19 issues.

Despite the setback, meaning that the CDR will now take place between 15-19 June, the army has a wide margin for schedule error or disruption because a 'threshold baseline' period lasts until October 2020. 

Based on these developments, the ITEP is 'ahead of schedule' as the army continues to keep a close eye on potential industry changes, primarily with lead contractor General Electric (GE), according to Col Rob Kuykendall, US Army project manager, advance …

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