Rolls-Royce receives U.S. Army Kiowa Warrior Supplier Excellence Award
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has received the U.S. Army Kiowa Warrior Supplier Excellence Award for 2009. The award, selected by the Kiowa Warrior Program Manager, is presented annually to the supplier demonstrating superior field support over the prior 12 months. Bert Brown, Rolls-Royce, Vice President, U.S. Army Helicopter Programs, accepted the award from Major General Myles, Colonel Robinson and Lieutenant Colonel Rauer during the Team Kiowa Warrior event associated with the recent annual Kiowa Warrior Users Conference.
Ken Roberts, Rolls-Royce, President - Helicopters, said: “We are honored to receive this recognition. Our team is focused on providing unparalleled support for the U.S. Army and the Kiowa Warrior aircraft, keeping our customer’s mission the focus of our work.”
The OH-58D Kiowa Warrior is powered by the M250 C30R/3 engine. A single-engine, military helicopter used for observation, utility, and direct fire support, the OH-58D has been in use by the U.S. Army since 1980 and operates primarily in armed reconnaissance roles in support of ground troops.
Kiowa Warrior aircraft continue to operate in Iraq and Afghanistan. These deployed aircraft are directly supported by Rolls-Royce field representatives. The Kiowa Warrior fleet of 368 aircraft is scheduled to remain in service until 2025.
1. Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established strong positions in its four global markets - civil aerospace, defense aerospace, marine and energy.
2. The company has a broad customer base including more than 600 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 2,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in nearly 120 countries. With facilities in 50 countries, Rolls-Royce employs more than 38,000 people worldwide and has businesses headquartered in the UK, US, Canada, Germany, Scandinavia and China. This global presence allows the Group to access long-term international growth opportunities with its technology, presence, partnerships and people.
3. In 2009, Rolls-Royce and its partners invested $1.4 billion in research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental aspects of its products, in particular the reduction of emissions.
4. Rolls-Royce is the world-leading producer of light turbine engines in the helicopter market. The M250 line has produced over 30,000 engines, more than half of which are still in service with approximately 4,500 operators in 150 nations. The M250 family has accumulated over 200 million flight hours, providing an unmatched level of expertise in every conceivable operational condition.
5. Rolls-Royce turboshaft and turboprop engines provide power in the 300 shp to more than 7,300 shp range, powering over 200 aircraft models to date including the Bell 206/407/430 and AgustaWestland Super Lynx/AW159/T129. This creates a broad base of market opportunities for both rotary and fixed-winged aircraft.
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