UK Commits to £2.35 Billion Investment in Typhoon Future Capabilities

01.08.2022 Europe
UK Commits to £2.35 Billion Investment in Typhoon Future Capabilities

UK Commits to £2.35 Billion Investment in Typhoon Future Capabilities

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The UK Ministry of Defence recently announced a £2.35 billion investment in a package of new capabilities which will be equipped on Royal Air Force Typhoon aircraft.

The announcement was made by Minister for Defence Procurement, Jeremy Quin MP, at a briefing at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) in RAF Fairford on 15 July 2022.

It includes the delivery of the state-of-the-art European Common Radar System (ECRS) Mk 2 radar and work also ensures the aircraft can integrate additional capabilities and weapons later in the decade to counter emerging threats until 2040 and beyond.

BAE Systems leads the design, development, manufacture and support of the UK’s Typhoon fleet and we will work alongside our industry partners which make up the UK's supply chain supporting Typhoon.

“We welcome this commitment which recognises the important link between military advantage and national economic prosperity. The impact of the Typhoon programme, which supports more than 20,000 jobs across the UK, drives prosperity across the nation and supports the critical ‘levelling up’ agenda. It will create the next generation of engineers, manufacturers and aircraft technicians, ready to answer the challenges of tomorrow,” said Andrea Thompson, Managing Director - Europe & International, BAE Systems.

Eurofighter Typhoon is the backbone of combat air defence for the UK and a number of its key European and international allies.

Eurofighter Typhoon is Europe’s largest collaborative defence programme, built on the strength of the four partner nations - Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK – and on Europe’s largest defence companies - Airbus Defence & Space, BAE Systems, and Leonardo.  Together the Eurofighter supply chain supports 100,000 jobs across 400 European companies.


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