Leonardo signs over €100m worth of contracts to maintain German and Spanish Typhoon fleet avionics

Leonardo has signed contracts worth more than €100m with Airbus to provide avionics maintenance for both German and Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon fleets. These contracts will cover all repairs estimated to arise in the next 5 years. The service covers all equipment, directly or indirectly, where Leonardo is the design authority. This includes the majority of the Typhoon’s avionic suite including the radar, IRST sensor and defensive aids suite. The five year contracts will see Leonardo supporting the Spanish Ejército del Aire and German Luftwaffe Typhoon jets in partnership with Airbus and Eurofighter. The contracts with Germany and Spain follow the establishment of arrangements tailored to Typhoon partner nations Italy and the UK. The Eurofighter Typhoon is in-service with six customers and has been ordered by two more, most recently when Leonardo received an order for 28 aircraft from Kuwait in April 2016. Leonardo is responsible for around 36% of the Typhoon’s programme value, which includes parts of the aircraft’s structure, avionics and on-board electronics. The company provides more than 60 percent of the avionics for the Typhoon and leads the consortia responsible for providing the aircraft’s radar and infrared search and track (IRST) sensors and its electronic warfare defensive aid suite.

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