The reputation that ATEC partners Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney have developed in the defense and aviation community over the decades is well-deserved. The scope and diversity of the engines, equipment, systems, avionics and platforms they developed over the past several decades built their credibility among the Army, Navy and Air Force.
Honeywell has more than 45 years of engine development experience and has fielded 65,000 propulsion systems with more than 241 million service hours. The company has demonstrated success with its T55 engine on the CH-47 Chinook, AGT-1500 TIGER program for the Abrams tank, and through its extended aftermarket partnership with the Army. Honeywell Aerospace also supplies Auxiliary Power Units (APU), Embedded GPS/INS (EGI), and electric power systems to the AH-64 Apache, radar in the C-130 aircraft and mechanical upgrades to the F-16 fighter.
Pratt & Whitney leadership in the design, manufacture and servicing of aircraft engines – including dual-spool engines for front line military aircraft – is evident with the F100 powering the F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon, as well as the F117 for the workhorse C-17 mobility fleet, and the PW4062 for the KC-46 tanker. The company also pioneered the development and fielding of the world’s only fifth generation fighter engines, the F119 for the F-22 Raptor, and the F135 powering the F-35 Lightning II.
This expertise has driven the development of the T900 engine over the last 10 years; successful testing of the engine and the Army’s selection of ATEC to continue its development are validation that the joint venture is clearly working and its finished product will greatly benefit the Army and its Soldiers.