Rolls-Royce North America, a leading manufacturer of power systems for the U.S. armed forces, recently donated $125,000 to the construction of the National Museum of the U.S. Army.
Rolls-Royce has had a presence in the U.S. for over 100 years and employs more than 7,700 people in 27 states, supporting a wide range of customers including civil and military aircraft manufacturers.
“We are proud to support the National Museum of the United States Army, as it celebrates the service of so many men and women over the years. Our nation’s security has always rested on the shoulders of those who serve, and we are grateful for this opportunity to honor their courage and sacrifice,” said Tom Bell, Rolls-Royce, President – Defense, at a recent meeting.
Rolls-Royce has an installed base of approximately 18,000 defense and helicopter engines in service with 160 customers in 103 countries. It is the world’s number two defense aero engine company with the largest customer base and over a quarter of the world’s installed military engines. The company’s primary manufacturing facility in the U.S. is located in Indianapolis, Ind.
Rolls-Royce powers helicopters in use by the Army, including the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior and the A/MH-6 Little Bird. Other U.S. defense aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce include the V-22 Osprey, C-130J, and Global Hawk. Additionally, Rolls-Royce developed the LiftSystem™ that provides revolutionary vertical lift capability for the F-35B Lightning II.
“Rolls-Royce continues to be a leader in providing power for air, land, and sea applications,” said MG John P. Herrling, (USA-Ret.), Campaign Executive Director, upon receiving the gift. “They have supported our Soldiers during
times of war and in peace and we are pleased they are extending their support to the National Army Museum.”