Rolls-Royce signs support contract for Marine Corps tanker aircraft engines

  • 08-Apr-2010 04:46 EDT

The AE 2100D3, which powers the KC-130J tanker aircraft (shown), is a lightweight, modular turboprop engine with 4600 shp.

Rolls-Royce received a $51 million engine production and MissionCare services contract with U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). The contract is in support of Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3-powered KC-130J tanker aircraft, flown by the U.S. Marine Corps, and exercises the first option year of a four-year contract with NAVAIR. Under the terms of the agreement, Rolls-Royce will provide engines, engine management, support, troubleshooting, parts supply, and logistics support for the aircraft, operating at three U.S. Marine Air Stations: Miramar, CA; Cherry Point, NC; and Okinawa, Japan.

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