Global power systems provider Rolls-Royce plans to open a new engine depot services facility at Tinker Air Force Base to support the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle fleet.
The London-based company said Wednesday that the facility will be the first for Rolls-Royce at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex. The company has received a $49 million contract to establish the new facility, which is expected to begin operations in 2015.
Paul Craig, president of Rolls-Royce's defense services, says the new facility will permit the company to deliver the latest advances in support, tooling and design at the heart of its customer's operation.
The service facility will be created in an existing building and include new support equipment, tooling, work stations, assembly platforms and modification of an existing test cell.
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