BAE Systems has been awarded a £574m contract to support RAF and Royal Navy Harriers during the remainder of their service life.
The contract involves repair, maintenance, spares provision, upgrade work and technical support. Work will be undertaken at the Harrier’s main operating base at RAF Cottesmore in
Quentin Davies, defence equipment and support minister, said: ‘The Harrier force continues to play a vital role in operations in
Group Captain Andy Ebdon, MoD defence equipment and support Harrier team leader, added: ‘Joint Force Harrier is now assured of cost-effective support throughout its remaining service.’
Harrier aircraft are currently in operation in
The previous support contract will now transfer to the new Harrier Platform Availability Contract (HPAC), helping to secure jobs in Warton, Samlesbury and Farnborough.