Rolls-Royce says that production of more than 100 Turbo-Union RB.199s for 48 additional Panavia Tornado GR.1 strike aircraft ordered by the Royal Saudi Air Force will help enable it to "...match military capacity to workload". The Turbo-Union consortium, which consists of Rolls-Royce, MTU and FiatAvio, has to date produced more than 2,400 RB.199s for all variants of the Tornado.

RB.199s also powered the first Eurofighter 2000 prototypes for early flight testing, before the maiden flight of an Eurojet EJ200-powered EF2000 earlier this year.

Source: Flight International