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Competition and Collaboration: GE and Rolls-Royce Partner

Published: 24 August 2005

ID: G00183940

Analyst(s): Michael Taffe

Summary

Supply chain purists in the A&D sector are cheering loudly with the announcement that the U.S. Department of Defense decided to second-source the engine for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. The U.S. government selected the partnership of General Electric and Rolls-Royce to collaborate on designing, developing, and producing 14 engines over the next 7 years under a contract worth $2.47B.

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