Eurofighter deal boost for Lancashire
A major new Eurofighter deal has been agreed which will involve parts and final assembly at BAE Systems’ facilities at Warton and Samlesbury.The Evolution Package 2 development contract will see continuous capability enhancements for the Eurofighter Typhoon and was sealed by Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH and the NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency (NETMA).
The deal was announced at the South Korea at the Seoul International Aerospace & Defence Exhibition 2013, with delivery expected before the end of 2015.Evolution Package 2 consists of a number of improvements including enhancements to the major avionics sensor such as the Radar and the Defensive Aids Sub Systems (DASS) of the Eurofighter Typhoon. It also includes enhancements designed to cater for the latest operational requests of Customers and important enhancements to the Multifunction Information and Distribution System (MIDS).
In addition, the package will include further improvements to the Flight Control System (FCS) and the Utility Control System (UCS) that will allow the Eurofighter Typhoon to be more compatible with evolving requirements within the Commercial Aviation air space environment. BAE Systems employs around 11,000 across its two Lancashire sites.