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    Rolls-Royce Wins Contract to Maintain Engines on Pentagon Air Transports

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    The Department of Defense said that the Rolls-Royce Corporation has received an almost $37 million contract to maintain the engines of the C-130J Super Hercules military airlift transport.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Rolls-Royce Corporation has received an almost $37 million contract to maintain the engines of the C-130J Super Hercules military airlift transport, the Department of Defense said in a press release.

    "Rolls-Royce Corporation [of] Indianapolis, Indiana has been awarded a $36,989,076 modification for C-130J propulsion long-term sustainment," the release said on Friday.

    Under the contract, Rolls-Royce will provide sustainment support, inventory control point management, repair, sustaining engineering support, and technical data in support, the Defense Department explained.

    The Lockheed Martin C-130 is the main tactical military airlift aircraft of the US Air Force to support military deployments away from major air bases around the world.


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