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Rolls Royce Will Provide Long-Awaited New Jet Engines For The B-52 Bomber Fleet

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After decades of trying, the B-52 will finally get new engines with Rolls Royce being tapped for the contract that could be worth up to $2.6B.
The Pentagon has revealed that the U.S. Air Force has chosen Rolls-Royce's North American division to supply F130 turbofans to re-engine its fleet of B-52H bombers. This upgrade program, which has been years, if not decades, in the making, is a major milestone for the service's B-52H fleet and will help ensure those bombers keeping flying through 2050. Details about the deal were included in today's edition of the Pentagon's daily contracting notice, which includes information about all awards valued over $7.5 million.…
Joseph Trevithick
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