Rolls-Royce has drawn an $854-million U.S. Navy contract to manage “depot-level” engine repair services for AE2100 D3 engines powering C/KC-130 aircraft, in support of the U.S. Marine Corps. The five-year contract will continue through July 2027.
The AE2100 D3 engine is a turboprop engine developed by Allison Engine Corp., now a part of Rolls-Royce North America. It powers the four-engine, Lockheed-built C/KC-130 aircraft, a long-range tactical aircraft that provides logistic support and air-to-air refueling to fleet operating forces.
The Navy noted that the funding will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued.
Most of the work will be carried out at Rolls-Royce sites in Winnipeg, MB, and Alverca, Portugal, with other work to done at operations in San Antonio, Tex., and Indianapolis.