When military commanders need to real-time imagery from the battlefield or in response to natural disasters, they turn to the Northrop Grumman family of High Altitude, Long Endurance aircraft, powered exclusively by the Rolls-Royce AE 3007®.
A single AE 3007H engine allows the Northrop Grumman AQ-4B Global Hawk to fly at 65,000 feet while providing near real-time imagery to battlefield commanders for more than 32 hours per mission. The system has proven itself over the skies of Afghanistan and Iraq, in humanitarian missions and in service with NASA.
The AE 3007 turbofan shares a common core with the AE 2100® and the AE 1107® engine and is in the 9,000lbf thrust class. Following the Air Force’s success with the Global Hawk, the Navy is introducing Triton, formerly known as BAMS (Broad Area Maritime Surveillance) to patrol the world’s oceans.
Initially developed to create a turbofan member of the AE common core family for the growing regional jet and medium/large business jet markets, it has subsequently been developed further for military aircraft applications. The high commonality with civil applications allows for greater time between overhaul, more corrosion resistance and mitigated obsolescence and readily available spare parts.
A larger gearbox recently developed by Rolls-Royce has positioned the AE 3007 for increased service.
The AE 3007 boasts extremely low in-flight shutdown rate and overall high reliability. MissionCare™, a comprehensive support service designed to ensure that your power system is available to deliver your mission whenever and wherever it is required, can be offered with all of our products.
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