BAE Systems Manufacturing will provide procurement and electronic manufacturing services for the Typhoon jet fighter.

The delivery forms part of a contract with SELEX Galileo to deliver the Typhoon Tranche 3a Captor radar programme, which is the primary sensor for the Typhoon fighter.

The Captor radar programme comprises multiple types of complex printed circuit boards and electronic modules, which make up one of the most vital elements of the radar system.

Work on the contract worth in excess of £20m is due to commence at BAE Systems’ Hillend, Scotland, facility this year, and will run until 2013.