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The Rolls-Royce LiftSystem® is the only vertical lift technology for fighter jets in production in the world. The system is a descendant of the Pegasus engine, comprised of the Rolls-Royce LiftFan®, Driveshaft, 3 Bearing Swivel Module (3BSM) and Roll Posts. Unrivalled performance of the Rolls-Royce LiftSystem uses the latest in digital control and fan system technology to deliver responsive, precise and powerful STOVL capability with minimal impact on total airframe weight. Rolls-Royce has been the industry leader in Short Take Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) technology for 60 years.


  • Combined STOVL capability of 40,000 lbf
  • The Rolls-Royce LiftSystem was nominated as a finalist for MacRobert Award, the leading engineering award in UK. The award recognizes ‘outstanding innovation with proven commercial promise and tangible societal benefit.’
  • Coast-to-coast field support continues for the LiftSystem, from California to South Carolina