General Electric Wins $138.3M in Military Engine Work


On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Defense announced it has awarded General Electric a $138.3 million firm-fixed-price contract "for the technical, engineering and logistical services in support of the T700 series turbine engines."

GE had previously won a $242 million contract from the Army in February 2012 to overhaul and upgrade T700 and T701D turbine engines. The T700 engine is used to power a number of aircraft in the U.S. Army's armory, including the Boeing Apache and Textron Bell SuperCobra attack helicopters, and also United Technologies' Sikorsky Black Hawk.

The Pentagon's announcement did not specify which of these helicopters GE's work relates to; but, in September 2012 , it awarded GE a perhaps-related contract to do $105.2 million worth of work repairing and replacing T700 engine components on "H-60" (Black Hawk) and "AH-1W" (SuperCobra) helicopters.

Shares of General Electric closed down 1.1% Thursday at $21.10, ahead of the Pentagon's announcement.

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