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GE Aerospace Books $684M Contract to Manufacture Turboshaft Engines for US Navy, Israel

GE Aerospace will build T408-GE-400 turboshaft engines to power CH-53K production helicopters for the U.S. Navy and the Israeli government under a $683.7 million contract.

The Navy ordered 129 engines under full-rate production lots six to eight, while Israel procured 40 units through a foreign military sales transaction, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

Contract work take place in Lynn, Massachusetts, and is expected to occur until June 2027.

Other services under the firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee include logistics, programmatic and cost-reduction support efforts.

The Navy will obligate $346.8 million at the time of award from fiscal years 2021, 2022, 2023 aircraft procurement funds. FMS customer funds from Israel amounted to $153.7 million.

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