The Power for Peace and Freedom.Turbo-Union Ltd. is a consortium of leading European aero-engine manufacturers, who coordinate the RB199 engine programme. The three Partner Companies (Avio/ Italy, MTU/Germany, Rolls-Royce/UK) shared the design, development & manufacture of this engine. Today, they share the „in-service support“.
The RB199 engine powers the Tornado aircraft in both its indictor strike and air defense role. The engine’s MK103 variant powers the Tornado IDS aircraft and the Tornado ADV which uses MK104 variant. Both engine versions are available with FADEC control. The RB199 MK105 engine is FADEC controlled; it has a higher pressure ratio fan and increased thrust and powers the Tornado Reconnaissance (ECR) aircraft.