PHOENIX, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has been awarded an additional option year on 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 Total InteGrated Engine Revitalization (TIGER) Program Year 4 Option has a Not-To-Exceed value of more than $300 million, bringing the total contract value to more than $1.4 billion.
Honeywell is working with the Army's Program Manager Heavy Brigade Combat Team, TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) and Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) under the contract to provide parts, engineering, depot and field support services, enabling ANAD to reset and maintain approximately 750 engines. The scope of work includes critical field support services at U.S. military bases and in South Korea and Germany.
In the fourth year of the TIGER program, the Abrams engine is transitioning to a Fact Based Maintenance (FBM) protocol in keeping with the Army's transition to Condition Based Maintenance (CBM). Fact Based Maintenance will be utilized in evaluating and repairing previously reset TIGER engines returned to ANAD for maintenance. As a result of the TIGER Program, baseline configuration, field maintenance and engine performance data will be available on all returned TIGER engines, enabling ANAD personnel to determine specific maintenance requirements during engine teardown analysis. Significant cost-savings for the Army will be realized by transitioning from an "overhaul" protocol to FBM and replacing only parts that do not have adequate life remaining to complete another field cycle.
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