Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: AATE and Advanced Affordable Turbine Engine
Origin: United States of America
Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney
Parent System: HPW3000
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2015
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC), a Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney joint venture, HPW3000 is a 3,000-shp turboshaft engine being offered as a solution for the US Army's Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP). The new engine features lower operating costs and is intended to power UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache helicopters replacing the T700 engines. Besides, the new engine is expected to increase the range and payload of these helicopter fleets. Compared to T700 engines, it has 50 percent additional power, with an increase of 25 percent in fuel efficiency and a 20 percent increase in engine life. Production and maintenance costs are reduced by 20-35 percent. The first ATEC HPW300 engine completed its testing in October 2013.
The US Army also intends to use the HPW3000 to power the planned Future Vertical Lift light and medium variants which are the replacements for existing reconnaissance, transport and attack helicopters.
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