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Rolls-Royce awarded $106 million Missioncare? contract for KC-130J engine support to U.S. Marine Corps

Rolls-Royce today announced a $106 million MissionCare™ contract with U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to provide support for Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3-powered KC-130J tanker aircraft, flown by the United States Marine Corps (USMC). The contract covers one base year plus three option years and is the second AE 2100D3 support contract Rolls-Royce has been awarded this year. Dennis Jarvi, President Defense North America for Rolls-Royce, said: “Rolls-Royce has been providing support services to the USMC KC-130J program since 2003 and we are pleased to build on that long standing relationship. MissionCare will deliver improved mission readiness with more predictable costs to the USMC, supporting the propulsion system throughout its entire lifecycle.” MissionCare is a comprehensive engine-care program customized to meet the needs of Rolls-Royce defense customers. The KC-130J MissionCare contract is truly "power by the hour” - a single contract line item number is used to pay a fixed price based on aircraft hours flown. Contract performance is measured almost exclusively against the fleet-driven performance metric of engine availability. Under the terms of the agreement, which is administered by NAVAIR at Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland, Rolls-Royce will provide engine management, support, trouble shooting, parts supply and logistics support for the aircraft, operating at three U.S. Marine Air Stations: Miramar, CA, Cherry Point, NC and Okinawa, Japan.

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