Rolls-Royce to provide support for Royal Navy destroyers

Power systems provider Rolls-Royce has signed a long-term contract with BAE Systems to provide in-service support for the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers, each of which are powered by two Rolls-Royce WR-21 gas turbines.

This six-year contract, worth £20m, will deliver guaranteed availability of the WR-21 engines to support the ships’ demanding operational schedules, allowing the MoD to focus solely on meeting its operational requirements.