Belgium-based Esterline has been contracted by BAE Systems to provide advanced Eurofighter Typhoon simulator visual systems to the UK Royal Air Force (RAF).

Under the contract, Esterline will deliver two visual systems to Eurofighter Typhoon simulator facilities at RAF Lossiemouth, in Scotland, UK, by the end of this year.

The contract will provide air force pilots with high-performance, fidelity visual systems as they prepare for operational deployments worldwide, BAE stated.

BAE Systems campaign delivery director Anthony Gregory said: “The outstanding capability of the display system we have selected from Esterline was a key discriminator in awarding this contract and is vital in ensuring we deliver our training and support requirements to the Royal Air Force.”

The UK Government is offering the Eurofighter Typhoon to Belgium as an advanced, multi-role combat aircraft solution, under the Air Combat Capability (ACCap) programme.

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The Eurofighter Typhoon is an advanced swing-role combat aircraft that has been designed to provide simultaneously deployable air-to-air and air-to-surface capabilities.

"We have enjoyed a fruitful business relationship that has been successful for both BAE Systems and Esterline."

The aircraft is currently in service with six customers across 20 operational units.

Esterline strategic marketing vice-president Peter De Meerleer said: “We have enjoyed a fruitful business relationship that has been successful for both BAE Systems and Esterline.

“We are very pleased with this new contract award, including the selection of further Treality Seer full-flight visual display systems, which is proof of BAE Systems’ confidence in Esterline Simulation Visual Systems.”

BAE said that Esterline was previously contracted to supply simulation equipment to aid in the fast jet trainer pilot training of both Eurofighter Typhoon and Hawk.

Image: Esterline to deliver two visual systems to Eurofighter Typhoon. Photo: courtesy of BAE Systems.