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Rolls-Royce wins V-22 engine contract

23rd April 2012 - 12:56 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Rolls-Royce has announced that it has signed a contract worth $598 million with the US Department of Defense (DOD) to supply 268 AE 1107C engines for the US Marine Corps (USMC) and US Air Force (USAF) V-22 aircraft.

Under the contract, Rolls-Royce will deliver 70 engines valued at $151 million in the first year. The contract includes four additional option years, with deliveries expected to total 268, including spare engines.

The Rolls-Royce turboshaft engines help provide the unique capability for the V-22, allowing the tilt-rotor aircraft to take off and land like a helicopter, and to rotate its engines forward to fly like an airplane. The V-22 aircraft can carry more troops, fly faster and has greater range than the helicopters it will replace. The AE 1107C has amassed over 260,000 engine flight hours.

Rolls-Royce is the sole manufacturer of the engines for the V-22 and has delivered 550 AE 1107C engines to the US DOD.

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