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GE Aviation Books $101M Navy Contract Modification for King Stallion Helicopter Engines

General Electric‘s (NYSE: GE) aviation segment will manufacture 21 turboshaft engines for the fifth batch of lot 5 CH-53K King Stallion helicopters under a $101.5M contract modification from the U.S. Navy.

GE Aviation will receive the full amount at the time of award and also provide programmatic and logistics support services for the T408-GE-400 aircraft engines, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

Work will take place in Lynn, Massachusetts, through December 2024.

The company initially secured a $143.5M contract in November 2017 to deliver 22 engines to the service branch for lot 1 and lot 2 CH-53K LRIP efforts.

According to GE, the T408 is a 7.5K-shaft horsepower-class engine designed to help King Stallion helicopters carry 27K-pound external loads over a mission radius of 110 nautical miles in hot weather conditions.

The engine has logged more than 6K testing hours that include CH-53K flight tests.

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