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Rolls-Royce Power Systems Invests to Make Important Contribution to Security of Germany and Allied Nations

Issue 115 - August 2022

MTU engines from Rolls-Royce power many of the vehicles and ships on which the operational readiness of the German and many allied armed forces depends. In order to contribute to the security of Germany and allied nations and to be able to meet the increased demand for MTU engines for military applications as a result of the shift in security policy in a timely and reliable manner, the company is building up expanded capacity over the coming years. Rolls-Royce plans to hire up to 450 additional employees in its Power Systems business over the next ten years, depending on the specific order situation. Delivery capabilities are to be enhanced through the expansion of facilities and assembly lines. In this way, Power Systems is consciously demonstrating that the company intends to remain a reliable and trusted partner for the armed forces of Germany and its allies. 

The most important vehicles and ships with MTU drives include the Puma infantry fighting vehicle, the Boxer armoured transport vehicle, and the Leopard 2 main battle tank, as well as the K130 corvettes and U212 submarines. Following events in Ukraine, the German government and other nations decided to procure vehicles and ships of these and other types in larger numbers than originally expected. Consequently, this requires more MTU engines and propulsion systems.