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Rolls-Royce to Build Engine Tech for Navy Tanker Drone

Rolls-Royce to Build Engine Tech for Navy Tanker Drone - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Rolls-Royce to Build Engine Tech for Navy Tanker Drone - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Boeing has selected Rolls-Royce to manufacture an engine technology to power four unmanned aerial refueling vehicles the Chicago-based company will build for the U.S. Navy.

Rolls-Royce said Thurday it will provide AE 3007N engines designed to generate more than 10K pounds of thrust and provide additional electrical power to the service branch’s future MQ-25 Stingray tanker drones.

Jarrett Jones, executive vice president of customer business, government relations and sales at Rolls-Royce, said the project will help the company expand its experience supporting unmanned aircraft platforms in the Navy fleet.

Boeing will equip MQ-25 refuelers with AE 3007N engines under a potential six-year, $805.3M engineering and manufacturing development contract awarded last month.

Rolls-Royce produces its engines at a manufacturing facility in Indianapolis.

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