WASHINGTON, D.C. (Inside INdiana Business) — Indianapolis-based Rolls Royce Corp. has been awarded two contracts from the U.S. Department of Defense, one for the Navy and the other for the Air Force. The work has been contracted by Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma and Naval Air Systems Command in Maryland.
The over $69 million Air Force contract deals with the T56 Engine Component Improvement Program. Work on the engine program includes new support equipment designs and engineering changes, with the work to be done in Indianapolis and completed by Dec. 31, 2029.
The just over $20 million contract with the Navy deals with a modification from a previous contract for work on T56-A-427 engines. Work includes repair of the power section, torque meter, gearbox and accessories. The work will be done in San Antonio, Texas, Winnipeg, Canada and in Indianapolis and is expected to be completed by January of next year.