Rolls-Royce wins engine order from US Armed Forces

Power systems giant Rolls-Royce has won a contract to build aircraft engines for the US Marine Corps and Air Force.

Power systems giant Rolls-Royce has won a contract to build aircraft engines for the US Marine Corps and Air Force.

The $83.7m contract, which is a modification of a prior agreement, includes a total of 38 Rolls-Royce AE 1107C engines manufactured in Indianapolis to power the V-22 aircraft.

"This contract demonstrates the trust the US Marine Corps and Air Force have in the Rolls-Royce AE 1107C engines which power their V-22 fleets," said Tom Bell, the President of Rolls-Royce's Defence division.

"Delivering reliable power is our constant focus at Rolls-Royce and we are dedicated to keeping those fleets mission ready for our customers."

Rolls-Royce's AE product family has over 5,500 engines in service and more than 54m flight hours under its belt. It exclusively power the V-22 fleet for the US Marine Corps and Air Force.

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