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GE Nabs New Army Contract For T700 Engines Worth More Than $1.1 Billion

The Army on June 12 awarded General Electric a contract for T700 aircraft engines worth more than $1.1 billion.

Work on the new production deal is expected to be completed by June 2029, according to the Pentagon.

The GE Aerospace T700 engine powers the Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache helicopters.

GE Aerospace is also currently working on the future T901 engine for the Army, developed under the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP), which will eventually power Black Hawks and Apaches.

The T901 was also intended to power the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) platform before the Army announced in February its plan to cancel development of the program, which had been in a competitive prototype phase with Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky and Bell Textron.

Along with canceling FARA, the Army noted at the time it would also delay moving into production of the T901 engine and invest in further research and development efforts.

A version of this story originally appeared in affiliate publication Defense Daily.

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