BAE Systems, Leonardo-Finmecca to Service UK Typhoon Fleet Avionics

By Juliet Van Wagenen | July 20, 2016
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Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. Photo: Leonardo-Finmecca

[Avionics Today 07-20-2016] BAE Systems and Leonardo-Finmecca have struck a 10-year partnership arrangement with the U.K. Ministry of Defense (MOD) to support the avionics on the United Kingdom Typhoon fleet. The companies value the support arrangement, known as Joint Avionics Solution (JAS), at more than $660 million.
The program is part of an initiative called Typhoon Total Availability Enterprise (TyTAN) that aims to establish a European support model for the Typhoon, delivering improved support and cost savings for the next 10 years. Part of these savings will be reinvested in programs aimed at further developing the capabilities of the Typhoon aircraft. Work at Leonardo will be carried out in both the U.K. and Italy.

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