Northrop Grumman To Develop Future F-35 Fighter Jet Engine

February 15, 2019 @ 04:54 AM

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by the US Air Force for new military engine technology development program that provides an improvement in affordable mission capability. The Department of defense announced Thursday that a “not-to-exceed $20,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract” is being awarded to Northrop Grumman Systems Corp

GE To Supply T901 Engines to Replace US Army's Apache, Black Hawk...

February 2, 2019 @ 12:22 PM

General Electric has won a $517 million contract to supply T901 engines to replace the engines of Boeing AH-64 Apaches and Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks. The contract covers the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP), the company said in a statement Friday

BARK-88 To Add Bite To MiG-29 Fighter Jets

February 1, 2019 @ 10:36 AM

A digital engine control system, BARK-88 developed by Russias United Engine Corporation (UEC) will significantly enhance the potential of the RD-33 engine that powers the MiG-29 fighter jet in service with India and several other countries. The BARK-88 system enables better regulation of engine performance, stretches the performance envelope, and improves...

Rolls Royce Wins $26M for E-2 Hawkeye Engine Overhaul

January 26, 2019 @ 02:13 AM

Rolls Royce Wins $26 million United states (US) Navy contract for repair of T56-A-427 engines, utilized on E-2 Hawkeye aircraft. The contract includes repair work of the power section, torque meter, gearbox, and accessories in accordance with Navy depot manuals and approved repair practices, US Department of Defense said in...

Rolls-Royce Wins $35M to Deliver 17 V-22 Osprey Aircraft Engines

January 23, 2019 @ 03:06 AM

Rolls-Royce is awarded $35.6 million modification contract to produce and deliver 17 AE1107C engines in support of the V-22 aircraft, to include one engine for the Marine Corps, eight engines for the Navy, and eight engines for the government of Japan

Russian Su-34 Fleet Grounded After Two Aircraft Collide

January 18, 2019 @ 10:13 AM

The Russian Su-34 fleet has been grounded after two of the jets collided mid-air while training over Sea of Japan on Friday. "On 18 January, at 8:07 (Moscow time), while performing a planned training flight over the Sea of Japan, 35 kilometers from the coast, two Su-34 planes of the Far Eastern Air Defence Forces made contact in the air while manoeuvring," Russian media quoted Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Russian MoD as saying

Chinese Hypersonic Engine Enters Aircraft Integration Test Phase

January 10, 2019 @ 09:37 AM

China has completed design and development stage of its home-grown turbine-based combined cycle (TBCC) engine system and has entered the aircraft-engine integration test phase. An article published by the WeChat account of Chengdu Aircraft Research and Design Institute, a design facility of the Chengdu Aircraft Industrial Co, last Thursday said the TBCC engine flight test project is led by the institute's chief architect Wang Haifeng, who also led key national defense projects, such as the development of the J-20 and J-10 fighter jets,

Taiwan Plans Re-engineering J85 Turbojet Engines for Long-range Missiles

January 3, 2019 @ 10:04 AM

The Taiwanese Air Force in cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Sciences is studying on how to reverse engineer the General Electric J85 small single-shaft turbojet engines from its decommissioned F-5E/F fighters to reuse them in missiles. Due to the strong engine thrust, it can provide a speed of Mach 1

General Electric wins $70M to Supply 16 Engines for US Navy F/A-18

December 29, 2018 @ 11:11 AM

General Electric is awarded $70 million modification contract for the procurement of 16 F414-GE-400 install engines for the F/A-18 aircraft for the United States Navy. Work is expected to be completed by December 2020, the US department of defense said in a statement Friday

General Electric to Improve US Navy’s F/A-18 Engine

December 14, 2018 @ 09:19 AM

General Electric Aviation has won a $11 million contract for engineering and engine system improvement in support of the F414 engine component improvement program. The F414 is an afterburning turbofan engine in the 22,000-pound (98 kN) thrust class for use in the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

General Electric to Provide On-site Training, Support Services for Aircraft Engines

December 5, 2018 @ 01:13 AM

General Electric has been awarded an $11million contract for engineering and technical services in support of the following engines: F-16 F110-GE-100, A-10 TF-34, KC-135 F-108, B-1 F118, E-6B F108, T700-401C, J85-21B, F110, F16 C/D, F/A-18 and F110-GE-129. This contract provides for on-site proficiency training and advice to elevate the technical skill and abilities of personnel responsible for the operation and maintenance of the GE Aviation equipment/systems to the level of self-sufficiency, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Tuesday

UTC Wins $400 Million for F-35 F135 Propulsion System Logistic Support Contract

December 1, 2018 @ 06:03 AM

United Technologies is awarded a $400 million modification contract for performance based logistics sustainment in support of the F-35 Lightning II F135 propulsion system for the United States Navy; US Air Force; US Marine Corps; Non-US Department of Defense (DOD) participants, and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. This modification provides for maintenance of support equipment; common program activities; unique and common base recurring sustainment; repair of repairable; field service representatives; common replenishment spares; conventional take-off and landing/carrier variant F135 unique maintenance services, and short take-off and landing F135 unique services, the US department of defense said in a statement