The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a major contract boost to Rolls-Royce Corp. in Indianapolis. The more than $400 million contract calls for maintenance support for aircraft engines used by the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force.
Rolls-Royce will provide its MissionCare support, which includes integrated logistics support, formal training, supply management and site support, among other benefits. The engines receiving MissionCare support is used to power the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor transport helicopter.
About 20 percent of the work will be performed in Indianapolis with the remainder being performed in Oakland, California. The work is expected to be complete by February 2020.
The Naval Air Systems Command in Maryland is the contracting activity.