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Rolls-Royce awarded $1.2bn US Navy contract to support V-22 engines

Posted 15 November 2019 · Add Comment

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to provide V-22 Osprey AE1107C engine support, worth $1.2 billion.



Above: V-22 Osprey aircraft operating in close proximity during flight deck developmental testing aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). The Osprey is a tilt-rotor vertical/short takeoff and landing (VSTOL) multi-mission aircraft, developed to fill multi-Service combat operational requirements worldwide.
Courtesy US Navy / photo by Journalist 1st Class Mike Jones 


The Derby based company has been given a US$1,208 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract by the US Navy for sustainment support of the V-22 Osprey AE1107C engines, expected to be completed in February 2025. In a statement yesterday, the US Department of Defense said: 'This contract provides sustainment support of the V-22 AE1107C engine at various V-22 aircraft production, test and operating sites.

'Sustainment support includes programme management, integrated logistics support, sustaining engineering, maintenance, repair, reliability improvements, configuration management and site support." .

The V-22 Osprey is a joint service, multi-mission aircraft with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability. It performs VTOL missions like a conventional helicopter, whilst also having the long-range cruise abilities of a twin turboprop aircraft.

The V-22 is the world's first production tilt rotor aircraft with a 38-foot rotor system and engine/transmission nacelle mounted on each wing tip, powered by pivoting Rolls-Royce/Allison AE1107C engines.


 

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