Rolls-Royce has an installed base of approximately 20,000 engines in service with 160 customers in 103 countries. It is the world's number two defence aero engine company with the largest customer base and over a quarter of the world’s installed military engines.
The company offers engines in all key market sectors - combat, transport, helicopters, trainers, patrol, maritime and reconnaissance - and is well positioned on a number of new programmes that will deliver products over the next decade and beyond. Our relationship with the Indian armed forces reflects our broad product range which spans all defence market sectors.
Rolls-Royce has been a strategic partner to India’s armed forces since 1933 powering a large inventory of military aircraft.
The Jaguar has flown with the Adour Mk811 since 1981. The Adour Mk871, since 2008 has been powering the new Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer and these aircraft are being used to train the next-generation Indian pilots. An order for additional 57 Hawks was signed last year, 17 of which will be used by the Indian Navy.
Other Rolls-Royce engines in service with the Indian Armed Forces include the Viper, Dart, Pegasus, Adour, Model 250 and Gnome H1400 on aircraft like the Kiran, Avro748, Sea Harrier, Jaguar, Britten Norman Islander and the Sea King helicopter.
The AE 3007 engines power the Embraer Legacy jets with Indian Air Force (IAF) and Border Security Force (BSF) specified for VVIPs and surveillance duties. The latest entrant in IAF inventory is the C-130J Hercules transport aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce AE 2100 engines.
With its involvement in a range of prospective programmes, Rolls-Royce looks forward to continuing to work closely with the Indian Armed Forces and HAL to provide them the engines, and the mission-critical support that they require for their frontline operations.
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