Honeywell Awarded Additional Year For Abrams Engine Program With U.S. Army In Contract Now Valued At More Than $1 Billion
Honeywell to Reduce Army’s Operating and Support Costs on Abrams AGT1500 Engine
Contract Covers Supply Chain Management, Engineering Support and Engine Durability Improvements
PHOENIX.– Honeywell (NYSE:HON) announced today that it has been awarded the third option year of a contract from the U.S. Army to improve performance and extend the life of the AGT1500 turbine engine that powers the M1 Abrams tactical vehicle.
The option year is valued at $311 million, bringing the total contract value to more than $1 billion.
“Honeywell’s Total InteGrated Engine Revitalization program – TIGER – is an innovative partnering of public and private efforts,” said Mike Cuff, Vice President, Helicopters & Surface Systems. “Teaming with the Army, we will continue to improve the AGT1500 engine to make it even more reliable and durable on the battlefield.
“To date under the program the Army has avoided more than 475 engine ‘returns to depot’ as Honeywell and ANAD Field Service Engineers successfully repaired the engines at field level in TIGER Repair Shops. For engines returned to depot, the post-overhaul engine Acceptance Test rate has improved by more than 40 percent. At the same time, 21 design changes made to improve the engine’s durability are in development, testing or implementation,” Cuff said.
Honeywell is working with the Army’s Program Manager Heavy Brigade Combat Team and Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) under the contract to provide parts, enabling the ANAD overhaul of approximately 1,000 engines. The program deploys fact-based maintenance and engineering design improvements to reduce operating and support costs and increase the service life of overhauled AGT1500 engines. The scope of work includes critical field support services at U.S. military bases and in Kuwait, South Korea and Germany.
With the TIGER Program, the Abrams engine is transitioning to a fact-based maintenance protocol in keeping with the Army’s desire for Conditioned Based Maintenance. Significant cost-savings will be realized as a result of eliminating standard overhaul practices and employing targeted maintenance per engine field history, performance trends, and teardown analysis upon return to depot.
Honeywell International is a $37 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For additional information, please visit www.honeywell.com.
Based in Phoenix, Honeywell’s $12 billion aerospace business is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations.
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