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BAE Systems secures 5-year contract to support Eurofighter typhoon programme

FARNBOROUGH, UK – A £80 million (EUR 92 million) deal has been signed by BAE Systems, a British multinational defence, security, and aerospace corporation, for continuous maintenance and repairs of the Eurofighter Typhoon’s critical avionics system. The contract covers the air forces of the founding countries of the greatest defence programme in Europe, the Eurofighter (Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Italy).

The £80 million agreement guarantees continuing maintenance and repairs for critical avionics components including displays, flight controls, and helmet mounted displays, ensuring that the Typhoon is always prepared for deployment.

“BAE Systems’ avionics service and support team helps our customers ensure that Typhoon is ready to secure our skies and support the UK’s international allies 24/7, 365 days a year,” said Jim Whittington, senior project manager at BAE Systems’ Rochester, UK facility. “The flexibility within these services will help increase our customers’ flying capability, whereby we are able to meet any additional service demands.”

At BAE Systems’ Rochester, UK, facility, avionics servicing and support is a top priority. As part of the Typhoon Total Availability Enterprise contract, the integrated team stationed at RAF Coningsby collaborates closely to troubleshoot and carry out repairs. Their promised turnaround times let the customer precisely schedule aircraft operations.

The biggest military initiative in Europe is called Eurofighter. Along with enhancing technological skills, the programme safeguards more than 100,000 jobs throughout Europe. Nine countries have currently purchased 681 Eurofighter aircraft.