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  • 30-Jun-2008 09:30 EDT

The Advanced Turbine Engine Co. LLC, a Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney joint venture, was awarded a $108 million contract by the U.S. Army for the Advanced Affordable Turbine Engine (AATE) technology demonstrator program. The AATE demonstrator program is designed to validate the technologies needed to achieve the Army’s performance goals of 65% improvement in shaft horsepower (shp)/weight ratio and a 25% improvement in specific fuel consumption for the next-generation 3000-shp turboshaft engine. This engine is planned to replace the T700 engine now powering UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache helicopters.

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