12 Month contract awarded to support RAF Typhoons
Working with the UK MOD we have agreed to extend the Typhoon Availability Service (TAS) for the in-service support of the RAF’s Typhoon force by 12 months until the end of 2014. The £100m contract extension will mean that we continue to work in partnership with the RAF to enable them to meet their operational requirements.
Philip Dunne MP, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, said: “This is good news for the Royal Air Force and the Typhoon force. Typhoon is the cornerstone of the UK’s air defence and will benefit from continued in-service support provided by BAE Systems in partnership with the RAF.”
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Nigel Davey, Director for the Military Air Support business commented: “I’m really pleased that we have been able to agree terms to continue to support the RAF’s fleet of Typhoon aircraft. We have worked hard over the last five years, in partnership with the UK MOD and RAF, to develop a service that ensures the RAF are able to meet their operational requirements and that is also cost effective for the UK taxpayer.
“The RAF plays an important role both at home and away. This provides us with inspiration, and it is a privilege to be able to be part of the team.”
Peter Davidson, Availability Operations Manager for the Fast Air Support Project Team at the UK MOD’s Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), said: "I'm delighted we've signed this one year extension to the Typhoon Availability Service. This enables us to jointly embed the best practice and lessons learnt from the first 5 years of the TAS contract and deliver lasting benefit to the RAF front-line, MOD DE&S organisation and BAE Systems.”
Our full support
Under the TAS contract, we are responsible for delivering Typhoon aircrew and ground crew training, maintenance and the servicing of the aircraft, providing technical support and managing spares, repairs and logistics.
We support the fleet at RAF Coningsby, RAF Leuchars and the Falkland Islands.
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