£40m investment in UK's high-tech Typhoon Defence SystemStaff Writer | July 19, 2017
Defence Secretary has announced an investment of £40 million to improve the defence of the Typhoon sustaining over 100 British jobs.
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The DASS will upgrade the way the aircraft protects itself from a full range of threats, including enemy aircraft and missiles launched from the ground, enabling it to continue carrying out successful missions like protecting Britain’s skies as part of Quick Reaction Alert and defeating Daesh in Iraq and Syria as part of Op Shader.
Running over a two year period, the contract will sustain 65 high-value jobs at Leonardo’s site in Luton, as well as 41 jobs at BAE Systems in Warton, Lancashire.
The contract comes as Royal Air Force pilots test advanced weapons and software upgrades for the Typhoon. ■