Pentagon awards GE $1.1B contract for T700 turbine engines

By Dan Schere / June 17, 2024 at 4:34 PM

The Defense Department awarded GE Aerospace a $1.1 billion multiyear contract last week for the procurement of T700 turbine engines, which will be used in Army helicopters, as well as for other services.

The contract was awarded June 12 and has an estimated completion date of June 13, 2029, according to a Pentagon notice.

The contract is for the procurement of up to 950 of the engines, as well as “up to 300 containers, and associated technical data and publications,” according to a statement from the Army’s Program Executive Office for Aviation provided to Inside Defense last week.

The contract will ensure the continued procurement of the T700s, which will be used in the Army’s Apache and Black Hawk helicopters, according to a spokesperson for the office. The engines will also be used by the Navy, Air Force and foreign military sales partners.

The first delivery order in the contract is for 20 engines, which will go to the production line for the Army’s UH-60M helicopter -- the latest version of the Black Hawk -- according to the Army.

The Army committed to multiyear procurement of the new Black Hawk variant as part of the aviation rebalance that was announced this past winter.

To date, GE has delivered more than 24,000 of the engines to 50 countries and 130 customers, according to a statement from the company. These engines will be produced at GE’s Lynn, MA facility.