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US Army engine moves to design stage

23rd August 2016 - 13:00 GMT | by Helen Haxell in London

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The US Army’s Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) has reached a key milestone with the Pentagon announcing on 22 August that GE Aviation and the Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC) have both been awarded design contracts.

The ITEP programme is focused on providing an advanced propulsion capability for the next generation of US Army helicopters.

The two companies were awarded contracts for the ‘procurement of a preliminary design review’ for the new engine for use on UH-60 Blackhawk and AH-64E Apache helicopters.

ATEC (comprising Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney) was awarded with a $154 million contract to move

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Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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