ATEC’s Partners: Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney

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…

​US Army all in for FVL

US Army chief of staff Gen Mark Milley and acting Secretary Ryan McCarthy confirmed the service is pushing the Future Vertical Lift programme over incremental block upgrades during this week’s annual AUSA conference in Washington, DC. Read more at GLOBAL FLIGHT

ATEC at AUSA

The largest land power forum and exposition of the year will be held in Washington, DC on October 9-11th . The event is the annual meeting of the Association of the Army of the United States (AUSA) which will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. ATEC – the Advanced Turbine Engine Company…

NDAA Passage Needed

Both the House and the Senate have now passed their versions of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The two bills must now be reconciled and then sent to the President for his signature. The NDAA will provide policy direction for the Department of Defense (DoD) for FY 2018, which began…

US Army on track to award future helicopter engine contract late next year

LONDON — The U.S. Army is on track to award a contract to one of two teams currently developing a future helicopter engine late next year. The Army awarded contracts to two separate teams to design future engines to replace an enormous portion of the service’s helicopters under the Improved Turbine Engine Program, or ITEP. Read…

ATEC’s T900 Meets the Army’s Short and Long-Term Goals

Through a number of platforms, ATEC, Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney have provided the armed forces with the tools needed to accomplish their current missions while also supporting them in their efforts to develop future aircraft, rotorcraft and other equipment. The T900 is a perfect example of how an engine can meet the short and…

Continued Support for ITEP is Critical for the Warfighter

The budget approval process in Washington has been volatile and unpredictable over the last several years. Thankfully, ITEP, the Army’s #1 aviation modernization program, continued to garner strong support from both the Department of Defense and Congress. The Army requested $204.3 million for ITEP in the FY18 President’s Budget Request and congressional funding support is…

Back On A War Footing: Five Capabilities The Army Must Have In A Decade

The future is not what it used to be. Not, at least, for the U.S. Army. In the three-plus years since Russia invaded Ukraine, Army leaders have had to rethink what they will need to wage tomorrow’s wars successfully. Near-peer, state-based threats such as the Russian military are a different kind of challenge than the…

T900 Meets Aviation Modernization Needs

Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley commented on the need for aviation modernization earlier this year. “Aviation is very vulnerable against a near-peer, high-end threat,” he said. “It’s one thing to fight guerrillas and terrorists where you have almost exclusive freedom of the air, but it’s another thing to fight some near-peer, higher-end threat. So…

Importance of a Budget and Steady Funding

The Army’s top aviation modernization program – ITEP – received a significant boost in the Administration’s FY 2018 Budget. The high-priority effort to upgrade the engines in the service’s fleet of Apache and Black Hawk helicopters garnered strong backing from the Department of Defense in the funding proposal for the 2018 fiscal year that would…