Rolls-Royce has been awarded a five-year, $1.8 billion contract by the US Department of Defense to service engines for US Navy and Marine Corps aircraft.
The company said that these new contracts show continued confidence in Rolls-Royce and its defense services, which support multiple US and allied military fleets around the world.
“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,” said Adam Riddle, Rolls-Royce, President, Defense Services. “We appreciate this vote of confidence from the US Department of Defense as we continue to support our brave men and women in uniform.”
One contract includes intermediate, depot-level maintenance and logistics support for over 200 Rolls-Royce F405 engines that power US 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 US Marine Corps and the government of Kuwait. The contract is valued at $854 million over the next five years, with the work performed at multiple sites in the US, Canada and Portugal.