BAE Systems provides a support service for the Royal Air Force's fleet of VC10 tanker aircraft.

Ensuring their fleet of VC10 tanker aircraft are up to the job, while at the same time reducing maintenance turn around times and saving the RAF money, that's the support we provide under the JAVELIN contract.

The JAVELIN Red contract, which includes major maintenance and support to the first and second line, achieved cost savings of 20 per cent (equating to circa £32m) between 2004 and 2008 and reduced maintenance turn around times by 21 per cent.

Several contracts have been in place in a phased approach since December 2003. The contracts are worth over £400 million.