TIGER Program Provides Cost-Effective, Long-Term Sustainment on M1 Abrams’ AGT1500 Engines
PHOENIX, July 29, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today its Total InteGrated Engine Revitalization (TIGER) program with the U.S. Army has been extended through Option Year 5, with a Not-To-Exceed value of $190 million, bringing the total contract value to more than $1.5 billion since the original contract award.
“The TIGER program is more than just parts and logistics services for the AGT1500 gas turbine engine that powers the M1 Abrams family of vehicles, it is a continuous improvement program addressing both the durability of the engine and operating and support costs,” said Paul Vidano, vice president of Militaries & Operators, Honeywell Aerospace.
The Abrams TIGER program is an example of successful Government and industry teaming. The program encompasses parts, engineering, depot and field support services, enabling Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) to reset an additional 505 AGT1500 engines and perform sustainment repairs on up to 90 engines using a Condition-Based Overhaul (CBO) process.
Under the TIGER program, the AGT1500 engine configuration, field use and maintenance history is tracked and evaluated so that depot maintenance can be performed based on the evidence-of-need rather than traditional complete overhaul practices.
The TIGER program has proven to be highly effective in forecast planning and ordering, warehousing, part kitting and point-of-use delivery, and ensuring a consistent supply of quality parts to meet Anniston Army Depot’s engine R&O schedule. Engineering support, field repair support, data collection and analysis, and program management are also included in the TIGER program.
Additional Honeywell equipment on the M1 Abrams includes engine controls, navigation, generator and controls.
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