Rolls-Royce supports US Marine Corps KC-130Js through $50m contract

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract to support the US Marines Corps fleet of KC-130J air-toair refuelling tankers, worth more than $50m. The MissionCare contract covers sustainment services for more than 200 Rolls-Royce AE 2100 engines as well as propellers and other propulsion system repairs for the KC-130J fleet. The oneyear contract also covers the deployment of Rolls-Royce Field Service Representatives at multiple bases. In addition to support for 47 Marine Corps aircraft, three KC-130Js for Kuwait will be supported via the U.S. Foreign Military Sales programme. The contract was awarded by Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., and is a follow-on to a prior support agreement.

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