INDIANAPOLIS - The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a contract worth up to $100 million to Rolls-Royce Corp. in Indianapolis. The contract is related to Phase I of the Advanced Turbine Technologies for Affordable Mission-Capability program for the U.S. Air Force.

The mission of the program's first phase is to "develop, demonstrate, and transition advanced turbine propulsion, power and thermal technologies that provides improvement in affordable mission capability." A spokesperson for Rolls-Royce declined to elaborate on the contract.

Work on the contract will be performed in Indianapolis by the Rolls-Royce LibertyWorks unit. The work is expected to be complete by October 2026.

The Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio is the contracting activity.