NAVAIR modifies engine deal for Ospreys

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has modified a contract with Rolls-Royce for MV-22 and CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft engine technologies.

NAVAIR awarded a $221.7 million contract modification to Rolls-Royce. Under the modified deal, Rolls-Royce will deliver 96 of its AE 1107C-Liberty engines for installation with the MV-22 Osprey used by the U.S. Marine Corps and the CV-22 Osprey used by the U.S. Air Force.


As part of the contract, which modified an award from 2007, Rolls-Royce will be expected to deliver its AE 1107C-Liberty engines by 2010, along with support services.

"We are pleased that Rolls-Royce continues to partner with our customer to ensure the success of the V-22 Osprey program," Dennis Jarvi, Rolls-Royce Defense North America president, said in a statement.

"The AE 1107C-Liberty engine was designed to provide maximum maneuverability and performance to the aircraft it powers."

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