Rolls-Royce will supply turbofan engines for the MQ-4C Triton unmanned maritime surveillance aircraft, according to a US $25.9 million contract announced recently by the U.S. Department of Defense.
As per the contract, work will occur in Indiana and is expected to be complete in December 2021. Northrop Grumman had delivered the first Triton to the Navy in November 2017.
The MQ-4C Triton is designed for long-range, high-endurance surveillance missions over oceans and coastal areas. It has a flight range of over 9,000 miles and a 24-hour operational period.
Funds will be allocated from the Navy’s fiscal 2018 through 2021 aircraft procurement funds or Navy working capital funds.