Rolls-Royce Wins $50 Million Support Contract For KC-130J Tankers

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  • 11:26 AM, April 7, 2014
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Rolls-Royce announced a $50 million contract on March 31 for supporting the US Marines Corps fleet of KC-130J air-to-air refuelling tankers.

The MissionCare contract covers sustainment services for more than 200Rolls-Royce AE 2100 engines as well as propellers and other propulsion system repairs for the KC-130J fleet. The one-year contract also covers the deployment ofRolls-Royce Field Service Representatives at multiple bases.

Paul Craig, Rolls-Royce, President - Defence Customer Services, said: "Our mission is to ensure these aircraft are ready to fly when needed and we continually focus on delivering innovative and cost effective support for our customers."

In addition to support for 47 Marine Corps aircraft, three KC-130Js for Kuwait will be supported via the U.S. Foreign Military Sales programme. The contract was awarded by Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., and is a follow-on to a prior support agreement.

Through MissionCare, Rolls-Royce offers a suite of services, tailored to each military customer's needs, which focuses on increasing propulsion system availability and reducing costs.

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