Tuesday, 2 May 2017

GE awarded a contract for up to 2,500 T700 turboshaft engines

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 TypeT700 GE 701D 
Take-off Shaft horsepower (5 min)3,988 shp2,974 kw
OEI Shaft horsepower (30 sec)1,972 shp1,447 kw


Maximum Taekoff Gross Weight22,000 lbs9,979 kg
Maximum Gross Weight with External Load23,500 lbs10,659 kg
Maximum Cruise Speed
(Standard day, sea level)
160 kts297 km/h
Maximum Range – No Reserve, no additional tanks268 kts496 km
HIGE Ceiling
(Ceiling for 18,000 lbs GW)
15,000 ft4,572 m
HOGE Ceiling
(Ceiling for 18,000 lbs GW)
11,000 ft3,353 m
OEI Service Ceiling3,700 ft1,127 m
AEO Service Ceiling
(Ceiling for 18,000 lbs GW)
20,000 ft6,097 m
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