U.S. Army secures contract for up to 2,500 T700 turboshaft engines
The T700 series has been in use since the Vietnam War and is the primary turboshaft used by the Army.
By Stephen Carlson | May 1, 2017 at 4:48 PM
May 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has awarded GE Engineering with a contract for up to 2,500 T700 turboshaft engines at a potential total cost of more than $1 billion, the company announced.
"This is terrific news for GE and serves as continued validation of the unprecedented capability and reliability of the T700," Harry Nahatis, vice president and general manager of GE Aviation, said in a press release.
"By consistently investing in upgrades that infuse GE's most advanced commercial and military technologies, GE's T700 has evolved through the years to meet or exceed our customers' performance expectations across a range of operating environments around the globe," Nahatis added.
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General Electric T700 engine
|Engine Type||T700 GE 701D|
|Take-off Shaft horsepower (5 min)||3,988 shp||2,974 kw|
|OEI Shaft horsepower (30 sec)||1,972 shp||1,447 kw|
|Maximum Taekoff Gross Weight||22,000 lbs||9,979 kg|
|Maximum Gross Weight with External Load||23,500 lbs||10,659 kg|
|Maximum Cruise Speed||160 kts||297 km/h|
|Maximum Range – No Reserve, no additional tanks||268 kts||496 km|
|HIGE Ceiling||15,000 ft||4,572 m|
|HOGE Ceiling||11,000 ft||3,353 m|
|OEI Service Ceiling||3,700 ft||1,127 m|
|AEO Service Ceiling||20,000 ft||6,097 m|
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