The U.S. Navy has awarded Rolls-Royce Corp. $40,8 million modification to contract for the procurement of marine turbine engines for LCAC 100 class craft.
According to a statement put out by U.S. Department of Defense, Rolls-Royce Corp. is awarded a $40,8 million modification to previously-awarded contract N00019-17-C-0081 for the procurement of 20 production MT7 marine turbine engines for Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 100 class craft 109 through 113.
This procurement is in support of the Ship-to-Shore Connector program. Each LCAC 100 craft incorporates four MT7 engines. Work to be performed includes production of the MT7 engines and delivery to Textron Marine Systems for the assembly of the LCAC 100 class craft.
Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is expected to be completed by January, 2020.
The MT7 combines modern turbine materials and technology to provide a state-of-the-art power system suited to a range of naval applications such as main propulsion and power generation. It leverages the robust performance and reliability of the Rolls-Royce AE engine family which has accumulated more than 45 million operating hours.
The MT7 is the latest Rolls-Royce gas turbine to be selected to power a major U.S. Navy program, and follows the MT30 which is already powering the Freedom class Littoral Combat Ships and will provide electrical power for the DDG-1000 Zumwalt class destroyers.