The Improved Turbine Engine Program Is Key To The Army’s Modernization Plan

October 3, 2018

Sometime in the next few months, the U.S. Army will make an award in one of its most critical modernization efforts: the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP). In 2006, the Army began an effort with the aerospace industry to design and develop a new engine primarily intended to replace the existing power plant in its fleets of 1,300 Blackhawk and 600 Apache helicopters. The winning candidate may also power some or all of the products of the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program as well as a number of Navy and Marine Corps helicopters.

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