British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has been awarded a new $35m (£22.5m) contract extension for repair and overhaul of T56 engines on US Navy aircraft.
The contract includes repair of the T56 Series III engine modules to support fielded P-3 and derivative aircraft, and work will be carried out at the company’s engine plant in Oakland, California.
In addition, the T56-powered C-130 and C-2 aircraft are also included as part of the deal.
Paul Craig, Rolls-Royce, President – Defence Customer Services, said, “We are delighted by this new option year for a long-term contract to repair and overhaul engines for US Navy aircraft at Rolls-Royce Engine Services in Oakland.
“This services facility is a key part of our overall support network for military customers as we seek innovative and cost-effective ways to ensure their missions can be completed.”
The company has contracts in place with all US military branches and the latest deal represents further activity in a sector that provides hundreds of millions in revenue for Rolls-Royce.
In March last year, the engine giant was awarded a $275m (£176.9m) contract to provide support services for the US Air Force, Navy and Marines, in a number of big money contracts announced by the US Department of Defense.