Lancashire to play key role in £1.3bn Typhoon order

Lancashire's two BAE Systems sites will play a crucial role in the delivery of 38 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft for the German Air Force.

The contract is worth £1.3bn and commence in 2021 until completion in the mid 2020s. 

At its Samlesbury site, BAE Systems people will produce one third of the major unit components of each of the jets, including the front fuselage and tail, before they are sent to Airbus Defence in Manching, Germany, where final assembly will take place.

At Warton, the engineering team will work alongside their counterparts at Airbus Defence in Germany and Spain, and Leonardo in Italy to support the development of capabilities for the new aircraft, including a new electronically-scanning radar.

In Lancashire, there are more than 3,000 people working directly on Typhoon across a range of roles including production and engineering, and across the UK the Typhoon programme supports around 5,000 in BAE Systems, which includes our people supporting the jets on the frontline with the RAF from its bases in Lincolnshire.

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