The announcement was made by Minister for Defence Procurement, Jeremy Quin MP, at a briefing at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) in RAF Fairford today.

It includes the delivery of the state-of-the-art European Common Radar System (ECRS) Mk 2 radar and work also ensures the aircraft can integrate additional capabilities and weapons later in the decade to counter emerging threats until 2040 and beyond. 

BAE Systems leads the design, development, manufacture and support of the UK's Typhoon fleet and we will work alongside our industry partners which make up the UK's supply chain supporting Typhoon.
 
"We welcome this commitment which recognises the important link between military advantage and national economic prosperity. The impact of the Typhoon programme, which supports more than 20,000 jobs across the UK, drives prosperity across the nation and supports the critical ‘levelling up’ agenda. It will create the next generation of engineers, manufacturers and aircraft technicians, ready to answer the challenges of tomorrow. Andrea Thompson, Managing Director – Europe & International, BAE Systems
A Eurofighter Typhoon prepares for take off.

Eurofighter Typhoon

Eurofighter Typhoon is the backbone of combat air defence for the UK and a number of its key European and international allies.
 
Typhoon in flight

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For more information on the economic benefit of Typhoon to the UK economy, visit our Economic Impact page.
 

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