Advanced Typhoon delivered to the Royal Air Force
Posted on 21 Oct 2019 and read 4298 times
BAE Systems has handed over ‘the most advanced Typhoon aircraft’ to the Royal Air Force, as work continues on delivering the capabilities required to ensure that Typhoon remains the ‘operationally effective backbone’ of the UK’s combat air power (the company’s production facility in Warton, Lancashire, is now gearing up to start assembly of Typhoon aircraft for the Qatari Emiri Air Force, with the first jet due to be delivered in 2022).
The latest delivery, which completes the order to the RAF (it deploys the aircraft on Quick Reaction Alert and on overseas operations) saw a ceremony held at BAE Systems’ final assembly facility at Warton to mark the latest ‘milestone’ delivery.
Andy Flynn, Typhoon capability director for BAE Systems (Air) (www.baesystems.com
), said: “This event marks another major milestone in our partnership with the UK, which will continue to see us work together to invest in evolving Typhoon to become the complete ‘battlefield controller.’
"The aircraft was designed to continuously evolve, and its untapped potential continues to be realised, with new investments in radar, communications, data management, weapons and connectivity further strengthening its role in the frontline of securing the skies over the UK.”