Leonardo, BAE Systems to Supply Radars to UK's Royal Air Force for GBP317 Million
By Cecilia Butini
Leonardo SpA and BAE Systems Plc said Thursday that they have
won a 317-million-pound ($420.6 million) contract to supply the
U.K. Royal Air Force with radars for its Typhoon fighter jets.
The Italian aerospace-and-defense company and the British
defense company said the contract is to develop Active
Electronically Scanned Array radars to be used on RAF Typhoon
planes, replacing mechanically-scanning radars currently in use at
the air force.
The companies said the contract will sustain more than 600
highly-skilled jobs in the U.K., of which more than 300 at
Leonardo's site in Edinburgh, 100 warfare specialists at the
company's Luton site and 120 engineers at BAE Systems' Lancashire
The radars, which are also defined as European Common Radar
System Mark 2, will give Typhoon planes electronic warfare
capability in addition to traditional radar functions, the
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