Rolls Royce secures $90m US Marine Corp contract

Rolls-Royce has announced this morning that it has been awarded a US$90.1 million production contract for engines to power MV-22 aircraft operated by the US Marine Corps.

The contract will result in a total of 40 Rolls-Royce AE 1107C engines manufactured in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The contract was awarded through the Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, Maryland.

Tom Bell, Rolls-Royce, president – defence, said,¬†“This production contract reflects continued confidence in the capability and reliability of the Rolls-Royce AE 1107C engines powering the MV-22 fleet.

“Continual innovation has led to increases in power, dependability and time on wing as we strive to anticipate and meet the mission needs of the US Marine Corps.”