The US Navy has awarded a contract to Rolls-Royce to provide logistics support for the AE 1107C-Liberty engines, which power Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft.

Under the $75m MissionCare contract, the company will provide a full suite of engine management services and support for more than 250 aircraft.

The services will include engine management and repair, logistics support and field service representatives at six V-22 operating locations in the US.

The V-22 Osprey is a multimission, military, tiltrotor aircraft with both a vertical take-off and landing and short take-off and landing capability.

The aircraft, powered by twin Rolls-Royce AE 1107C-Liberty engines, is designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft.

The 11-month contract awarded by the US Naval Air Systems Command also provides logistics support for the US Air Force Special Operations Command’s CV-22 Osprey aircraft.

The total contract has a potential value of more than $600m.