Rolls-Royce awarded £60m US Navy contract

Aerospace engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has been awarded a £60m contract with the US Department of Defense to provide support for its F405 engines that power the US Navy's T-45 training aircraft.

Under the terms of the logistics support contract valued at over $100 million, Rolls-Royce will provide intermediate, depot level maintenance and related logistics support for more than 200 F405 engines in the U.S. Navy fleet.

The follow-on, one-year contract will continue the successful support which has provided the U.S. Navy’s training fleet with guaranteed availability over the past ten years, Rolls-Royce said.

Paul Craig, Rolls-Royce president-defense services, said: “We have been working with the U.S. Navy’s F405 fleet for a decade and we appreciate their continued confidence in our service capabilities. We take great pride in supporting the training of new aviators for the Navy and Marine Corps.”