Rolls-royce, Turbomeca Basing Series on Br.121 Engine
Paris—Rolls-Royce and Turbomeca are proposing two higher-powered versions of the RB.172/T260 turbofan engine they are developing jointly for the Anglo-French Br. 121 Jaguar twinjet light trainer/strike aircraft. The proposal moves the RB.172/ T260 engine into direct competition with the Bristol Siddeley-Snecma M 45 series of jet engines (AW&ST June 14, pp. 230, 232) and foreshadows a sales battle later in the decade over the engine for the Anglo-French variable-geometry fighter.
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