BAE wins European sustainment contract

BAE Systems has been awarded a five year, UK£150 million contract by Eurofighter to provide an avionic equipment repair support service for the Typhoon fleets operated by Germany, Spain and the UK.

1st Jun 2010


BAE Systems has been awarded a five year, UK£150 million contract by Eurofighter to provide an avionic equipment repair support service for the Typhoon fleets operated by Germany, Spain and the UK.

The new contract replaces an existing repair contracting method on Typhoon by placing an incentive on BAE to resolve technical problems more quickly and to reduce the volume of repair activity undertaken. Under the new contract, BAE say they will provide a range of repair services which will result in reduced support costs, improved reliability and the transfer of risk to industry rather than the customer.

The UK manufacturer has equipment design responsibility for a number of avionic systems on the Typhoon. BAE says it will work closely with seven key suppliers to deliver the repair support service within guaranteed turnaround times.

“This contract award demonstrates BAE Systems’ commitment to the reduction in the through-life support costs for the Typhoon fleet which was a key requirement of the Tranche 3a contract award last year,” says Chris Boardman, managing director of Typhoon Mission Support & International Programmes. He adds: “Our customers will benefit from improved reliability and a reduction in support costs allowing them to deliver a more efficient and cost effective frontline capability. This solution also shows the commitment BAE Systems has to supporting our customers’ military objectives.”


BAE already holds a number of Typhoon support contracts, including a five year UK£450 million contract from the UK Ministry of Defence for the maintenance and support of Royal Air Force Typhoons. In addition, it has a five-and-a-half year contract worth more than UK£400 million to provide support for the radar and defensive aids subsystems on the Typhoon fleets of Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, and a training contract with the Royal Saudi Air Force.

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