100th UK-built Eurofighter Typhoon Completed

BAE Systems has celebrated the completion of the 100th Typhoon aircraft which was built in the UK’s final assembly facility at Warton in Lancashire.

As part of the Eurofighter Typhoon consortium BAE Systems is responsible for the production of key aircraft parts including the front fuselage, foreplanes, windscreen and canopy as well as carrying out the final assembly of all UK Typhoons. The design, development and manufacture of Typhoon sustains more than 100,000 jobs in 400 companies across Europe.

Tom Fillingham, BAE Systems Aircraft Programmes Director said: “We’re delighted to have achieved this major milestone.”

The Typhoon is the world’s most advanced multi-role combat aircraft and it plays a vital role in sustaining key manufacturing skills in the United Kingdom.

“I’m very proud to be accepting the 100th Typhoon,”Gary Moore from Defence Equipment and Support MOD accepted the aircraft on behalf of the RAF. “ I’ve worked on the programme for over fourteen years including design and development to acceptance of the first twin seat production aircraft back in 2003.”

Source: AIR-ATTACK

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