Friday, March 1, 2013
Rolls-Royce Wins V-22 Engine Contract
|AE 1107C engine.|
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has issued an $83.7-million contract to Indianapolis-based Rolls-Royce for 38 AE1107C engines, 34 of which will be used for Navy MV-22s and four of which on Air Force CV-22s. The agreement calls for work on the Bell-Boeing tiltrotor engines to take place in Indianapolis, with completion projected for December 2014. The arrangement combines funding from USMC ($74.9 million) and USAF ($8.8 million).
|MV-22 tiltrotor taking off.|