Rolls-Royce has signed a service contract worth £690m with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to support the Royal Air Force’s fleet of Tornado aircraft.

Under the terms of the RB199 Operational Contract for Engine Transformation (ROCET2), which runs until 2025, Rolls-Royce will provide the RAF with a guaranteed level of availability for its RB199 engines, spares and ground-support equipment.

The agreement includes additional support elements, such as the development of engine-health monitoring techniques designed to improve operational capability.

Rolls-Royce undertakes all aspects of RB199 engine support, including the provision of replacement engines to meet customer demands, and technical support on-base and from the Rolls-Royce Operations Centre in Bristol.