Rolls-Royce will mark the opening of a multi-million dollar production and repair facility today in Plainfield. The operation will handle work on the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet. Last month, the company announced a $442 million contract involving the plant. The company says it employs around 4,200 in central Indiana.

Aside from the F-35, the company says Hoosiers also contribute to repair and production of propulsion components for the V-22 Osprey, C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, U.S. Air Force Global Hawk and Navy Triton, the Fire Scout unmanned helicopter and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye.

High-level military and local government officials are expected to be at the closed unveiling today at 11 a.m. in Plainfield.

Source: Rolls-Royce

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