Rolls-Royce wins US hovercraft deal

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Rolls-Royce has won a contract to power the US Navy's future fleet of hovercrafts. Rolls has been selected to build the initial development craft, but said the programme could extend to 73 hovercraft. The vessels will replace the US Navy's fleet of landing craft over the next 20 years. They will be used to deploy personnel and vehicles between ships and the shore.