The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded two contracts, valued at over $1.8 billion during the next 5 years, for Rolls-Royce to service engines for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft.
One contract includes intermediate, depot-level maintenance and logistics support for more than 200 Rolls-Royce F405 engines that power U.S. Navy T-45 flight trainer aircraft. The contract is based on availability metrics, providing engines as needed to facilitate training Naval and Marine aviators. The work will be performed primarily at Naval Air Stations in Meridian, Mississippi, and Kingsville, Texas. The contract is valued at up to $1.013 billion, spanning five years.
The other contract includes depot-level engine repair services for Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3 turboprop engines powering C-130J and KC-130J transport airport aircraft flown by the U.S. Marine Corps and the government of Kuwait. The contract is valued at $854 million throughout the next five years, with the work performed at multiple sites in the U.S., Canada, and Portugal.
All branches of the U.S. armed forces fly aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce engines. That includes C-130 and C-130J transports, V-22 tiltrotor aircraft, and Global Hawk and Triton high-altitude unmanned aircraft. Rolls-Royce also powers the Navy’s MQ-25 unmanned carrier-based refueling aircraft, and recently won the B-52 re-engine program for the Air Force. Rolls-Royce also provides engines, propellers and other equipment for Navy ships and Army vehicles. Rolls-Royce employs 5,000 people across the U.S. and has invested over $1 billion in new manufacturing, assembly, and test facilities in America since 2015, providing state of the art advanced capabilities.