GAO: COVID delayed testing, manufacturing of ITEP engine

By Evan Ochsner / June 10, 2022 at 1:59 PM
A new report from the Government Accountability Office released Wednesday found the coronavirus pandemic created prolonged delays in manufacturing and testing a new helicopter engine that will one day power the Black Hawk, Apache and Future Attack Reconnaissance helicopters. The pandemic delayed technological maturity testing of a new engine produced by the Improved Turbine Engine Program, from January 2021 until March this year , the Army told GAO, according to a report released this week . The delays have pushed...

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