Rolls-Royce receives U.S. military contracts valued at US$1.8 billion

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The U.S. Department of Defence has awarded two contracts, valued at over US$1.8 billion over the next five years, for Rolls-Royce to service engines for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft.

The contracts show continued confidence in Rolls-Royce and its defence services, which support multiple U.S. and allied military fleets around the world.

One contract includes intermediate, depot-level maintenance and logistics support for over 200 Rolls-Royce F405 engines that power U.S. 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 US$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 U.S. Marine Corps and the government of Kuwait. The contract is valued at US$854 million over the next five years, with the work performed at multiple sites in the U.S., Canada and Portugal. (£1.00 = US$1.15 at time of publication).

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