16 octobre 2018 | International, Aérospatial

GE and ATEC Vying for U.S. Army Helicopter Engine Program

General Electric [GE] and Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC) touted the capabilities of their respective engines in the quest by the U.S. Army to find new engines for the AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Black Hawk fleets under the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP).ATEC...


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