RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has received a contract valued at $183 Million to service M250 engines, which power the US Army’s fleet of OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout helicopters.
The contract, to support 500 M250 engines on more than 300 aircraft, begins in July 2012, and the Army has options to extend the contract for four additional years.
Rolls-Royce has supported the Kiowa Warrior fleet for 13 years, including placing Field Service Representatives on more than 20 in-theater deployments to support the Army. Rolls-Royce currently has 23 Field Service Representatives supporting 11 Kiowa Warrior units.
Dan Korte, Rolls-Royce, President - Defence, said, “Rolls-Royce is focused on providing affordable, dependable support to help our military customers complete their missions every day. For years, we have been working hard to ensure these Army crews come home safely after every mission, and we are committed to providing our full support so that continues.”
The M250-powered Kiowa Warriors have completed more than two million flight hours, including more than 750,000 hours in combat.
The new contracts are part of the Rolls-Royce MissionCare™ support system for military customers, a suite of services tailored to help each customer meet their mission. Rolls-Royce is the only company to have MissionCare type contracts in place with all branches of the US military, including the Air Force, Navy, Marines, Army and Coast Guard.
Notes to Editors:
1. Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
2. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries.
3. Annual underlying revenues were $17.9 billion in 2011, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at $98.5 billion at 31 December 2011, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
4. Rolls-Royce employs over 40,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
5. In 2011, Rolls-Royce invested $1.4 billion on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
6. Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company’s engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.