BAE Systems wins £80 million contract to support Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft

According to a PR published by BAE Systems on November 3, 2022, the company will continue to service and support the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft’s avionics for the platform’s founding nations’ air forces in Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Italy, for the next five years.

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BAE Systems wins 80 million contract to support Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft  (Picture source: BAE Systems)

The agreements, worth £80 million, secure ongoing service and repairs for key avionics equipment such as displays, flight controls, and Helmet Mounted Displays, ensuring that the Typhoon is ready for deployment at all times.

Avionics service and support is a core focus for BAE Systems’ facility in Rochester, UK. The integrated team based at RAF Coningsby is embedded into the Typhoon Total Availability Enterprise contract, and they work closely to troubleshoot and undertake repairs. Their guaranteed turnaround times allow the customer to accurately plan aircraft operations.

The Typhoon is a highly agile aircraft both at supersonic and at low speeds, achieved through having an intentionally relaxed stability design. It is armed with a specially developed variant of the Mauser BK-27 27 mm cannon that was developed originally for the Panavia Tornado.

This is a single-barrel, electrically fired, gas-operated revolver cannon with a new linkless feed system located in the starboard wing root, and is capable of firing up to 1700 rounds per minute.