Full speed ahead

Chris Kjelgaard reports on the effort and resources being poured into ITEP research and development by GE Aviation

An aircrew with the 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment, Wisconsin National Guard operate a UH-60 Black Hawk at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin during snowy winter conditions.

WHILE THE dust from the scuffe surrounding the US Army’s ITEP helicopter-engine competition hasn’t yet dissipated, the US Government Accountability Offce has cleared GE Aviation to proceed at full speed toward reaching the critical design review (CDR) stage of the $517 million ITEP engineering, manufacturing and development (EMD) contract the company was originally awarded in February.

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