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September 7, 2022

Rolls-Royce to provide support services for US Navy and USMC aircraft

Work involves providing engine depot-level maintenance and repair for Navy’s T-45 and USMC’s KC-130J aircraft.

Rolls-Royce has received two separate contracts to provide engine-related services for different aircraft fleet operated by the US Navy and the US Marine Corps (USMC).

Awarded by the US Department of Defense (DoD), the overall estimated value of both the contracts is $1.8bn.

Under the $1.013bn contract with the US Navy, Rolls-Royce will deliver intermediate depot-level maintenance, as well as logistics support for a total of 200 Rolls-Royce F405 engines, equipped with the navy’s T-45 flight trainer jets.

According to the company, this work is subject to the availability metrics and the engines will be provided based on training requirements of naval and marine pilots.

Work sites include the Naval Air Stations located in Mississippi, Kingsville and Meridian. The contract is slated to complete by July 2027.

Meanwhile, the $854m contract with the USMC will see Rolls-Royce provide depot-level engine repair services for the Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3 turboprop engines.

The turboprop engines are used on C-130J and KC-130J transport aircraft operated by the USMC and the government of Kuwait.

Expected to complete by 2027, the associated work will be carried out at multiple locations including Alverca in Portugal, Winnipeg and Manitoba in Canada, Indianapolis in Indiana and San Antonio, Texas.

Rolls-Royce Defence Services president Adam Riddle said: “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.

“We appreciate this vote of confidence from the US DoD as we continue to support our brave men and women in uniform.”

Apart from T-45 and KC-130J, Rolls-Royce’s engines also power other aircraft operated by the US armed forces, including V-22 tiltrotor, MQ-25 aircraft and Triton high-altitude uncrewed aircraft.

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