Typhoon support contract for RAFRAF Typhoon service contract for BAE Systems
Fünfjahresvertrag im Wert von 450 Mio. Pfund<br /> BAE Systems has been awarded a £450 million contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) under a partnering arrangement that will see the RAF's Typhoon aircraft maintained and supported by the Company.
The contract, known as TAS (Typhoon Availability Service), draws on best practice and lessons learnt on previous UK MOD and BAE Systems support arrangement contracts. The Typhoon Integrated Project Team Leader, Air Commodore Chris Bushell, said: "Today's announcement is intended to maximise aircraft availability by using the most cost-effective solution.“ Currently over 200 BAE Systems employees work on the TAS contract across RAF Coningsby and the BAE Systems sites of Samlesbury and Warton. This will grow to 500 over the course of the five year contract.
Chris Boardman, Managing Director of Typhoon Mission Support & International Programmes at BAE Systems said: "Signature of the TAS contract is the culmination of 18 months intense work by a joint BAE Systems/UK MOD team. Through-life support is a potential area of growth for BAE Systems and we are already looking to accelerate the deployment of this capability and expertise across our global business."