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US Navy, Marine Corps Order aircraft engines from Rolls Royce

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The US Department of Defense has awarded Rolls-Royce two aircraft engine contracts for the US Navy and Marine Corps.

One contract is for intermediate, depot-level maintenance and logistics support for more than 200 US Navy Boeing T-45 Goshawk trainer aircraft Rolls-Royce F405 engines.

The $1 billion contract will be based on the availability metrics of engines needed to operate for training naval and marine pilots.

Works for the contract will be performed at naval air stations in Mississippi and Kingsville, Texas.

The other contract includes depot-level engine repair services for Lockheed Martin KC-130J Hercules and C-130J Super Hercules transport Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3 turboprop engines in aircraft flown by the US Marine Corps and Kuwait.

Works for the $854 million contract will be performed at multiple sites in the US, Canada, and Portugal.

“We are committed to providing the best engine service possible for our customers, and we are laser focused on ensuring their aircraft are mission ready,” Rolls-Royce Defense Services President Adam Riddle said.

“We appreciate this vote of confidence from the U.S. Department of Defense as we continue to support our brave men and women in uniform.”

Rolls-Royce Engines in the US Military

Rolls-Royce engines power many aircraft in the US armed forces, including the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk and MQ-4C Triton high-altitude unmanned vehicles, and the Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.

The firm’s engines also power the US Navy’s Boeing MQ-25 Stingray unmanned refueling aircraft.

The company won a $2.6 billion contract in 2021 to support the USAF’s commercial engine replacement program for its Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber aircraft.

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