The U.S. Army's Improved Turbine Engine (ITE) program awarded two Fixed Price Incentive Fee (FPIF) Technology Maturation
and Risk Reduction (TMRR) contracts in August 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.
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...
February 19-23 -- IDEX/International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
February 28 - March 5 - AVALON 2017 - Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition (Geelong, Australia)
March 7-9 - Helicopter Association International's HeliExpo 2017 (Dallas, TX)
March 13-15 - AUSA Global Force Symposium & Exposition 2017 (Huntsville, AL)
March 21-23 -- NDIA Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition (Springfield, VA)
April 3-5 -- Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition (National Harbor, MD)
April 12-13 -- Marine South (Camp LeJeune, NC)
April 26-28 - AAAA - Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit (Nashville, TN)
May 8-11 -- AUVSI's Xponential (Dallas, TX)
May 16-18 - Special Operations Forces Industry Conference - SOFIC (Tampa, FL)