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BAE Systems wins £446m Typhoon support contract

Around 600 jobs will be sustained at BAE Systems’ Warton and Samlesbury sites following the award of a £446m Typhoon support contract.

In a statement, the defence company said the five-year in-service support agreement will introduce significant efficiencies by bringing together a number of legacy contracts and proposed new work into an overarching umbrella contract.

This work will provide the test and evaluation infrastructure for the future air-to-air and air-to-ground Typhoon capability enhancements announced in the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). The contract will also underpin the essential day-to-day support to air force operations across Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.

The BAE Systems element of this contract is part of the wider support contract that was awarded to the Eurofighter partner companies through the NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency (NETMA). NETMA is the prime customer and management body for the four-nation Eurofighter Typhoon weapon system.


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  • That's tax money, isn't it?

    From a government that is heavily in debt?

    £446m for 600 people? And how much of that money goes to shareholders and directors?

    Why not give the money directly to all those below management level? That should get them retired permanently.

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