PHOENIX — Phoenix-based Honeywell Aerospace has picked up a $1.1 billion contract with the U.S. Army for up to five years to extend its support for the M1 Abrams tank.
The contract for the Total InteGrated Engine Revitalization (TIGER) program with its AFT1500 gas turbine engine, intends to improve the engine’s operations and cut service costs.
“The scope of the TIGER program is far more comprehensive than simply providing parts and logistics services for the AGT1500 gas turbine engine that powers the M1 Abrams family of vehicles,” Honeywell Aerospace Vice President, Defense Aftermarket Americas, Steve Williams said in a statement. “This is a continuous improvement program that has dramatically improved the durability of the engine and reduced operational and support costs. We’re proud to be part of this effort to keep these formidable vehicles operating efficiently and effectively for as long as possible.”
The base contract covers three years, with three additional optional years. In addition to the base contract’s $1.1 billion potential value, the connected parts delivery order is valued at about $125 million.