Typhoon combat aircraft investment to advance data capabilitiesNews
August 11, 2021
UNITED KINGDOM. BAE Systems has won a contract valued at approximately $187.2 million (135 million pounds), to drive forward the next phase of capability enhancements for Typhoon; an advanced combat aircraft.
According to the company, the investment will aim to improve weapons capability, increasing the variety of precision guided munitions, and further enhance Typhoon’s defensive systems and datalinks, improving high-speed secure sharing of data.
Current development work on Typhoon includes the design and exploitation of new large touchscreen cockpit displays, funded by BAE Systems, intended to enable pilots to assess and respond to increasing volumes of data from the aircrafts sensors and datalinks.
The Eurofighter Typhoon is an advanced multi-role combat aircraft in operation, supporting European security and defence objectives. It will remain in operation with nations into the middle of the century. The contract was awarded to BAE Systems by Eurofighter, the consortium which represents the core nations’ industrial partners comprising Airbus, BAE Systems, and Leonardo.