Rolls-Royce has received a $96.9 million delivery order for propulsion systems to “support the U.S. Air Force’s C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft sustainment efforts”.

The U.S. Air Force are obligating the full amount to cover option IV of the original contract, which has a cumulative face value of $66.7 million, the U.S. Department of Defense said Monday.

Work under the delivery order is slated to run through to the end of 2022, the full contract notice is displayed below.

“Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Indiana, has been awarded a $96,932,957 delivery order (FA8504-21-F-0022) to contract FA8504-17-D-0002 for C-130J propulsion long-term sustainment. This order provides funding for Option IV. Work will be performed at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, and is expected to be completed Jan. 31, 2022.

Fiscal 2021 Special Operations Command operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $7,109,327; fiscal 2021 Air National Guard operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $22,126,544; fiscal 2021 Air Force Reserve operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $12,187,542; fiscal 2021 Air Force operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $54,486,354; and fiscal 2021 Special Operations Command research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,023,191 are being obligated at the time of award. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $66,684,503. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins AFB, Georgia, is the contracting activity.”

C-130J airlifters, manufactured by Lockheed Martin. entered the USAF inventory in 1999 and are powered by Rolls-Royce AE2100D3 turboprop engines, according to the service branch.

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Sid Morley

Excellent news and much need boost to RR.

expat

Good news, I’m hoping RR win the B52 re-engine program but feel there’s pressure in the US to hand it to a US headquartered engine maker.