Rolls Royce wins US Air Force contract worth up to $ 2.6 billion

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US arm of Britain’s Rolls Royce on Friday (September 24) won a contract worth up to US $ 2.6 billion to supply engines to the US Air’s B-52H bomber fleet Force, the Air Force announced.

Company’s Indianapolis, Indiana manufacturing facility awarded six-year US $ 500.9 million “indefinite delivery / undefined quantity” contract for replacement B-52 engines , the Stratofortress long-range bombers which have been a mark of American strategic power since the 1950s.

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The contract has a potential total value of $ 2.6 billion “if all options are exercised,” the Air Force said.

The Air Force chose Rolls Royce for the contract ahead of GE Aviation and Pratt & Whitney.

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