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Rolls-Royce Receives $195.5 million Contract for Liftsystem Production, Support for F-35B Lightning

Issue 47

Rolls-Royce has awarded a $195.5 million contract to produce and support LiftSystems for the F-35 Lightning II program, the unique technology that provides vertical-lift for 5th-generation combat aircraft.

The Rolls-Royce LiftSystem enables F-35B aircraft to perform short takeoffs and vertical landings (STOVL) and is currently in service with the US Marine Corps in Yuma, Arizona.