DOD Picks Honeywell-GE Turbine Engine for Abrams Fleet, Crusader System

By Dan Dupont / September 20, 2000 at 5:00 AM
The Defense Department today awarded a $195.7 million contract for a new Abrams tank engine to a Honeywell-General Electric team, the only bidder to propose a turbine engine. The move paves the way for the Honeywell-GE team to reap billions of dollars worth of future production contracts for more than 2,500 U.S. tanks. In addition, the engine will be prepared for inclusion in the Army's next-generation self-propelled howitzer system, Crusader. Also, the selection means the Army's principal fighting platform, which...

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