Hughes studies

Hughes UK, subsidiary of the US defence firm, has won an expected £5m risk reduction study contract for the RAF’s beyond visual range air-to-air missile. Hughes’ team includes Shorts and Thomson-Thorn Missile Electronics. The MoD said it is still negotiating a risk reduction contract with the rival Meteor team led by Matra BAe Dynamics.

Hughes UK, subsidiary of the US defence firm, has won an expected £5m risk reduction study contract for the RAF’s beyond visual range air-to-air missile. Hughes’ team includes Shorts and Thomson-Thorn Missile Electronics. The MoD said it is still negotiating a risk reduction contract with the rival Meteor team led by Matra BAe Dynamics.