- Lower operating costs
- Increase operational capability
- Enhance mission flexibility
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, The Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC), a joint venture between Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney, is reviewing the U.S. Army’s Request for Proposal (RFP) and expects to respond with an innovative, durable, and fuel-efficient engine for the Army’s Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP).
“Both Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney are proud to support our heroes in uniform, providing them with the best equipment for mission success and safety. Our companies joined forces nearly ten years ago to bring about the best in shared knowledge and experience to design and build the preeminent helicopter engine – the HPW3000,” said Craig Madden, president of ATEC. “We believe that the HPW3000 is the best solution for Army helicopter fleets and American warfighters, as the improved engine performance will enhance mission capabilities, save lives and would save the Army $1 billion per year.”
The Improved Turbine Engine Program, or ITEP, is an Army effort to develop a helicopter engine that is 50 percent more powerful and 25 percent more fuel-efficient than the engine currently powering its Black Hawk and Apache helicopter fleet.
US Army Engine Program Advances to Design Phase
March 30, 2015
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