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January 15, 2017

Eurofighter and NETMA sign two contracts to support Typhoon fleet

Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug has concluded a five-year arrangement with Nato Eurofighter and Tornado Management Organisation (NETMA) in order to boost the Eurofighter Typhoon fleet worldwide.

By Lopamudra Roy

Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug has concluded a five-year arrangement with Nato Eurofighter and Tornado Management Organisation (NETMA) in order to boost the Eurofighter Typhoon fleet worldwide.

The arrangement comprises two major contracts, the first of which involves the sustainment of engineering capabilities and programme management, and the second contract covers repairs, logistics and provision of spare parts for the Eurofighter fleet.

“The signing of these two contracts will ensure that the Eurofighter Typhoon weapon system will continue to meet the operational requirements."

NETMA general manager and air vice-marshal Graham Farnell said: “The signing of these two contracts will ensure that the Eurofighter Typhoon weapon system will continue to meet the operational requirements.

“Moreover, these long-term contracts, associated with continuing development and support, when considered in tandem with the existing and planned capability development contracts, will guarantee the continued development of the weapon system thereby advancing the intended programme of continuous improvement.”

The five-year arrangement will also offer an increased availability service while generating savings for the customer nations.

Eurofighter chief executive officer Volker Paltzo said: “These important contract agreements provide the stability and certainty that we need to continue to support and invest in the long-term future of the aircraft programme as it performs its vital duties.”

NETMA signed the deal on behalf of the major Eurofighter nations, while Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug signed on behalf of BAE Systems, Airbus Defence and Space and Leonardo.


Image: The Eurofighter Typhoon. Photo: courtesy of Eurofighter.

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