Army sees path to accelerate ITEP engine program with GE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The U.S. Army may accelerate its Improved Turbine Engine Program by at least a year, according to the service’s program executive officer for aviation.

The service awarded a $517 million award for the engineering, manufacturing and development phase of the engine program, known as ITEP, to General Electric Aviation in February. The company beat out the Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC) — a Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney team after a decade of competitive technology development.

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