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The US military has put out a call for drop-in replacement engines to power all variants of its Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.
A request for information (RFI) released on 26 August seeks information from industry “on alternative power plant solutions capable of powering all MV/CV-22 (all models) Osprey as well as any foreign military sales aircraft in a safe, reliable, cost-effective and sustainable manner which demonstrate a best value to the government.”
Navy Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is leading the effort to identify potential replacements for the Rolls-Royce AE-1107C engines that power all V-22s operated by the Marine Corps and US Air Force, according to the solicitation. The solicitation does not specifically mention the Rolls-Royce engine.
originally posted by: Sammamishman
a reply to: Zaphod58
Cool. Do you know if the increased hp will give the V-22 increased airspeed or payload capacity? I image there are airframe limits to these.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
Rolls Royce has proven that an improved AE 1107C engine used in the V-22 can operate in the high altitude and head of Afghanistan. The engine was able to propel a V-22 to 6,000 feet in 95 degree temperatures. Engineers developed an improved and more efficient set of blades and turbine parts.