The United States Navy has awarded Rolls-Royce a contract worth $1.2 billion to support V-22 Osprey engines.
The Rolls-Royce T406 engines (company designation AE 1107C-Liberty) are housed in wing-tip tilting nacelles, allowing the distinctive flight characteristics of the V-22.
According to a contract notice:
“Rolls-Royce was awarded a $1.21B firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides sustainment support of the V-22 AE1107C engine at various V-22 aircraft production, test and operating sites. Sustainment support includes program management, integrated logistics support, sustaining engineering, maintenance, repair, reliability improvements, configuration management and site support.
Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana, and various locations within and outside the continental U.S., and is expected to be completed in February 2025.
No funds will be obligated at the time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304. The Naval Air Systems Command is the contracting activity.”
The AE 1107C two-shaft axial design consists of a 14-stage compressor followed by an effusion-cooled annular combustor, a two-stage gas generator turbine and two-stage power turbine.