Clarification on "Super Dvora Mk III" patrol boats in Myanmar

Posted on February 19, 2021

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Reports are currently appearing in the media that the military in Myanmar is using "Super Dvora Mk III" patrol boats, which are said to be manufactured in Israel and equipped with mtu engines from Rolls-Royce. We clarify that Rolls-Royce did not supply engines for the boats destined for Myanmar.

Vessel designs are often designed to have different versions of one type of propulsion system. The patrol boats of this type in service with the Myanmar Navy are not equipped with mtu engines. Rolls-Royce's Power Systems business unit, with its core brand mtu, is committed to the German government's "Political Principles" and supports a responsible arms export policy.

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  1. Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs.
  2. Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs around 10,000 people. The product portfolio includes mtu-brand high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, power generation, heavy land, rail and defence vehicles and for the oil and gas industry as well as diesel and gas systems and battery containers for mission critical, standby and continuous power, combined generation of heat and power, and microgrids.
  3. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
  4. Annual underlying revenue was £15.45 billion in 2019, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services.
  5. In 2019, Rolls-Royce invested £1.46 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 29 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.


Wolfgang Boller Spokesman Regional and Business Media
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