Rolls-Royce has won a contract worth $442 million for initial production of 17 lift systems to be used in a US fighter jet, F-35B.
Rolls-Royce said on Monday it agreed the contracts with Pratt & Witney, which builds the engine for the jet, in a deal which complied with a plan to reduce the cost of building the aircraft, according to Reuters.
The US government plans to spend about $400 billion to develop and build 2,457 of the radar-evading warplanes over the next two decades.
Flight tests have validated a new engine upgrade for Rolls-Royce AE 1107C engines powering V-22 aircraft, maximizing "hot and high" capability up to 6,000 feet of altitude and 95°F. The enhanced capability is part of a series of upgrades that will boost engine power 17 percent for the aircraft, as Rolls-Royce continues to add innovations to the proven AE 1107C engine
Rolls-Royce has successfully completed the acceptance tests of MT30 gas turbine under the Republic of Korea Navy's FFX frigate programme. The MT30, which will power the FFX Batch II frigates, is the world's most power-dense marine gas turbine, meaning it packs in the maximum power into the smallest available space on board the ship
Rolls-Royce has been awarded a Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) contract valued at over $100m by the US Department of Defense to provide continued support for the F405 (Adour) engines that power the US Navy's T-45 training aircraft. The follow-on, one-year contract will continue the successful support which has provided the US Navy's training fleet with guaranteed availability over the past ten years
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
Rolls-Royce will reduce the number of middlemen it employs in an effort to prevent bribery and corruption, according to Reuters. With the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) leading investigating concerns of possible bribery and corruption in China and Indonesia as well as latest accusation of wrong doings in India, the British engine-maker in its annual report on Wednesday said that it has relaunched a 24-hour ethics telephone line for staff and created a new role of head of risk training
The first F-35 A Lightning II fighter built outside the US rolled out of Cameri Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) facility in Italy, Lockheed Martin said in a press release Thursday. The roll-out marks the first F-35A assembled internationally and the first of eight aircraft currently being assembled in Italy
Kitron will develop a test program set (TPS) for evaluating and troubleshooting F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft avionics under a four-year development contract awarded by Northrop Grumman Corporation. Kitron was selected as an international source for TPS equipment, which consists of complex Interface Test Assemblies that work with the LM-STAR test system developed by Lockheed Martin
The Pentagon's most expensive fighter F-35B is "incapable" of carrying the military's highly advanced bombs because of a design flaw, the joint program office confirmed this week. The F-35B's internal weapons bay is too small for a Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) load, according to Inside Defense report
ARKIA Israeli Airlines has choosen up to four Airbus A330-900neo aircraft powered by Rolls Royce's Trent 7000 engine. The Trent 7000 brings together the experience from the Trent 700 - the engine of choice for the current A330 and architecture as well as technology from the Trent 1000 TEN, the latest version of the Trent 1000 engine, stated in the companys press release on Monday
Israeli Defense Ministry announced Sunday that it has signed a $2.82 billion deal to procure 14 additional F-35 fighter jets from the US
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