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Rolls-Royce to support UK Typhoon engines

6th August 2019 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract worth almost £350 million with Rolls-Royce for the support of engines that power the UK’s Typhoon fighter jet fleet.

The £346.7 million contract will provide maintenance support for the EJ200 engine up to 2024.

Rolls-Royce will repair and maintain the Typhoon engines as required by the Royal Air Force (RAF) over the five-year period. It will also be responsible for the provision of modules, spares and accessories to support the fleet, including the transportation of the equipment between RAF bases and the Rolls Royce manufacturing facility in Bristol.

Air Marshal Julian Young, Chief of Materiel (Air), Defence Equipment & Support, said: ‘Typhoon is a formidable, battle-winning aircraft and the backbone of UK combat air power.

‘This new deal on EJ200 engine is demonstrable evidence that we remain committed to working with our industrial partners to drive down support costs and at the same time pursue excellence and deliver great equipment to the front line.’

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