GE Engines Will Power Future Italian Attack Helicopter

The AW249 is being developed by Leonardo.
Credit: Leonardo
The Italian Army has selected the General Electric (GE) CT7 engine for its new Leonardo AW249/AH-249 attack helicopter. In an updated description of the New Exploration and Escort Helicopter (NEES) published on its website, the Italian Army says the rotorcraft will use the 2,500 shp CT7-8E6 version...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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