Rolls-Royce to Provide Support Services for US Armed Forces


Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has received recent contracts exceeding $275 million to provide support services for the US Armed Services.

Rolls-Royce will provide Mission Care™ service support for AE 1107C, AE 2100 and T56 engines which power a variety of US aircraft, including the V-22, C-130, P-3 and C-2 in operation with the US Air Force, Navy and Marines.

Patricia O’Connell, Rolls-Royce, President Customer Business – North America said: “Rolls-Royce is focused on meeting all of our military customers’ needs and we deliver services and support packages tailored to meet their specific requirements. These contracts reflect the confidence our US military customers have in our expertise. Rolls-Royce continues to win new contracts by demonstrating the value we can add, and by working hard to ensure our customers can deliver their missions and work within their budget.”

Recent contracts announced by the US Department of Defense include:

  • US Air Force – $112.2 Million services contract for AE 2100 engines and propeller systems for C-130J aircraft.
  • US Marine Corps – three contracts, totalling $84.7 Million, for maintenance services on AE 1107C engines for V-22 aircraft; $45.2 Million contract for logistics and technical engineering services for AE 2100 engines for KC-130J aircraft.
  • US Navy – $33.8 Million contract for repair of T56 engines in P-3, C-130 and C-2 aircraft.

The contracts cover work to be delivered in 2012 and 2013.

  1. Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets – civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy. 
  2. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries.
  3. Annual underlying revenues were £11.3 billion in 2011, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £62.2 billion at 31 December 2011, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. Rolls-Royce employs over 40,000 skilled people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers. In North America, Rolls-Royce employs 8,000 people, with primary locations in Indianapolis, IN, Crosspointe, VA, Mount Vernon, OH, and Oakland, CA. 
  5. In 2011, Rolls-Royce invested £908 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions. 
  6. Rolls-Royce has service contracts covering all branches of the US military, including Air Force, Navy, Marines, Army and Coast Guard. Other military aircraft supported by Rolls-Royce include T-45 Goshawk trainer for the Navy; OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter for the Army; and Global Hawk for the Air Force.

Naval Today Staff , March 23, 2012;