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BAE Systems to maintain Typhoon's front-line capability

20th May 2011 - 09:26 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


BAE Systems has been awarded long term contracts worth a total of £39m by the UK's Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide support services to ensure that Typhoon continues to maintain its ability to operate in all types of environments.

The development work covered by the contracts will enhance the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) capability to process intelligence information about operational threats and then upload this to Typhoon's electronic warfare systems prior to the mission.

The data generation is undertaken at the Air-Warfare centre at RAF Waddington. This data is then assessed using a ground-based rig to simulate the aircraft's operational environment at RAF Coningsby.

Martin Taylor, BAE Systems' Combat Air Support Director says: "BAE Systems is proud to be awarded this significant contract which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to maintain Typhoon's front-line capability. The contract will also allow us to continue to work as part of an integral team with the UK MOD and the RAF as well as sustain the essential skills of our workforce to continue the support of the Typhoon fleet."

Source: BAE Systems

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