Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: 122
Also Known As: CT7-8B-5, YT706-GE-700 and YT706-GE-700R
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: General Electric Aviation
Parent System: T700
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1978
Total Production: 20,100
Family Members: CT7, CT7-2, CT7-8, CT7-8C, CT7-8E, T700-GE-401, T700-GE-401C, T700-GE-700, T700-GE-701, T700-GE-701C, T700-GE-701D, T700-GE-701E, T700-T6A, T700-T6A1, T700-T6E and T700-T6E1
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Description: The T700 engine was designed for the US Army's UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter as a result of lessons learned in Vietnam. The key requirements of this engine were reliability, operation under adverse environmental conditions and low maintainability.

The T706 engine is a derivative of the General Electric CT7-8A turboshaft engine. The newest member of the T700/CT7 engine family features a larger compressor, hot section improvements and a full authority digital engine control (FADEC). These characteristics are meant to provide enhanced performance to the US Army MH-60M Black Hawk special operations helicopter in hot-and-high mission scenarios. So far, the T706-GE-700 engine has been selected to power up to 61 US Army MH-60M helicopters.

In August 2005, the CT7-8B5, now T706-GE-700, turboshaft engine rated at 2,600-shaft-horsepower (shp) was selected to power the US Army's MH-60M special operations helicopter. General Electric received a $15.5 million contract for engine development and testing. The first production engines are scheduled for delivery in 2008.

T706-GE-700 Applications

Combat Aircraft S-97 Raider Support Aircraft MH-60M BlackHawk

T706-GE-700 Specifications

Max Output Power: 2,600 shp
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

T706-GE-700 News

There are 2 news between
13 Aug 2007 and 12 Jan 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012GE YT706-GE-700R Engine Selected for S-97 Raider Experimental Helicopter
Monday, August 13, 2007US Army Awards General Electric YT706 Engine Production Contract

Operators & Related Equipment

United States of America122
Engines selected to power 61 US Army's MH-60M special operations helicopters

Grand Total 1221
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