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Contracts - Awards | Engines - Aircraft | Forces - Special Ops | Protective Systems - Aircraft | Rolls Royce | USA

$19M in Engine IR Suppressors for SOCOM MH-47s

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Rolls-Royce has been awarded a defense contract worth nearly $19 million to produce up to 100 Infrared Exhaust Suppressors to be fitted to Special Operations Command (SOCOM) MH-47 Chinook helicopters (two per aircraft). The new engine components, are designed to reduce the heat signature of gas turbine engines, diminishing vulnerability to heat-seeking missile attacks. These measures will complement existing defense systems like aircraft flares, and Rolls Royce is looking to expand the use of these suppressors for other military aircraft....

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