Defense Program Profile - Improved Turbine
Engine Program (ITEP)
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On August 22, 2016, the U.S. Army's Improved Turbine Engine (ITE) program awarded two Fixed Price Incentive Fee (FPIF)
Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction (TMRR) contracts to develop a preliminary design for Army Aviation’s next generation
turboshaft engine that will replace the current engine in the Black Hawk and Apache aircraft. Recipients are General
Electic and the Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC), a joint venture of Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney.
The ITE is a form, fit replacement for the T700 General Electric (GE) series engine (701D)
that is in current operational use within the U.S. Army's Black Hawk and Apache fleets. With the form, fit design the ITE
will fit inside the existing engine compartments of both the H-60 and AH-64E and provide significant power enhancement (3,000
SHP), increased fuel efficiency, and decreased sustainment costs.
On August 31st, officials from the U.S. Army PEO Aviation's Improved Turbine Engine/Future
Vertical Lift (ITE/FVL) Project Office -- Richard Kretzschmar and Bob Sheibely (FVL) and LTC Curt Kuetemeyer
(ITE) -- briefed the media and provided the program insight in response to query... details from DSJ's participation in the Q&A are found here...