BAE Wins £400m Typhoon Support Contract

15 October 2009 (Last Updated October 15th, 2009 18:30)

BAE Systems will provide support for the radar and defensive aids subsystems (DASS) on Typhoon fleets for the air forces of Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, under a new £400m contract from Eurofighter. BAE is responsible for system-level design of the radar and DASS equipment on the Ty

BAE Systems will provide support for the radar and defensive aids subsystems (DASS) on Typhoon fleets for the air forces of Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, under a new £400m contract from Eurofighter.

BAE is responsible for system-level design of the radar and DASS equipment on the Typhoon swing-role fighter aircraft, and will operate as the prime contractor for the contract, which will be delivered in concert with Euroradar and Eurodass – two international consortia.

The firm's integrated, engineering support solution offers a range of services leading to much reduced support costs, improved reliability of equipment and the transfer of risk to industry.

The contract will offer a 50% saving on the previous repair contract for the radar and DASS and improve reliability and a reduce support costs, helping the air forces to deliver a more efficient and cost-effective frontline capability.

Earlier this week, the Royal Saudi Air Force awarded a three-year Typhoon support contract to BAE that included training pilots and maintenance personnel.