Rolls-Royce to deliver V-22 Osprey engines for U.S. Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force
The Rolls-Royce Corporation will deliver engines to the U.S. military used in V-22 Osprey vertical take-off aircraft engines, the US Department of Defense said.
Rolls-Royce has won $28 million modification contract to exercise an option for the procurement of 15 production AE1107C engines for the V-22 Osprey for the Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force.
Rolls-Royce will deliver 15 production AE1107C engines, including seven for the Marine Corps, six for the Navy and two for the Air Force, the Defense Department confirmed.
The contract work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is expected to be completed in May 2019.
The AE1107C engines weigh nearly 971 pounds and deliver 7,000 shaft horsepower. Rolls-Royce has produced more than 860 of the engines.
Made by Bell-Boeing, the V-22 Osprey is a joint service multirole combat aircraft utilizing tiltrotor technology to combine the vertical performance of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft.
With its rotors in vertical position, it can take off, land and hover like a helicopter. When airborne, it can convert to a turboprop airplane capable of high-speed, high-altitude flight. This remarkable combination allows the V-22 to fill an operational niche unlike any other aircraft.