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Rolls-Royce engines for MQ-25

11th September 2018 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Rolls-Royce's AE 3007N engines have been selected by Boeing to power the US Navy’s new MQ-25 Stingray aircraft, the company announced on 6 September.

Each MQ-25 aircraft will be powered by a single Rolls-Royce AE 3007N engine that will provide more than 10,000lbs of thrust and additional electrical power to the aircraft.

The MQ-25 will provide unmanned, carrier-based air-to-air refuelling capability to the navy. Boeing has received an engineering and manufacturing contract to provide four aircraft. 

Jarrett Jones, executive vice president, customer business, government relations and sales, Rolls-Royce, said: ‘Congratulations to Boeing for being selected to develop this historic aircraft in support of the US Navy. For Rolls-Royce, it will expand our UAV expertise with unmanned aircraft in the US Navy fleet, which includes the Triton and Fire Scout aircraft.’

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