RR in helo engine servicing deal

July 10, 2012 at 12:04 PM

LONDON, July 10 (UPI) -- Rolls-Royce has received a contract from the U.S. Army to service the company's M250 engines used on OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout helicopters.

The contract is for one year with options to extend services for an additional four years. The company said 500 M250 engines will be covered under the award, which is worth $183 million.

"Rolls-Royce is focused on providing affordable, dependable support to help our military customers complete their missions every day," said Dan Korte, Rolls-Royce president for defense. "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 company said the new contract is part of its MissionCare support system for military customers -- a suite of tailored services.

"Rolls-Royce has supported the Kiowa Warrior fleet for 13 years, including placing Field Service Representatives on more than 20 in-theatre deployments to support the Army," the company said. "Rolls-Royce currently has 23 Field Service Representatives supporting 11 Kiowa Warrior units."

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