Eurofighter submitted the best and final offer (BAFO) to Finland for its HX fighter programme under which it has offered to develop a new radar for the fighter with the country.
The offer to Finland’s HX fighter replacement programme is backed by the Governments, air forces and industries of the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain, which make up the Eurofighter partner nations.
It includes an invitation for Finland to have a role in the future capability development of an advanced new radar for Eurofighter and over 80 packages of work for Finnish companies including a final assembly line, engine build and maintenance, and research and development projects being spearheaded by MBDA, BAE Systems said in a release.
Andrea Thompson, Managing Director - Europe & International, BAE Systems - Air, said 80 work packages included in the bid included technology transfer on mission data generation and electronic warfare, as well as extensive maintenance, repair and overhaul capability.
She added: “The jobs that we are offering are high quality, long term jobs equating to over 20 million man hours over 30 years, with the knock on benefit to the wider economy driving this figure even higher, and I am proud to be part of the team submitting this offer into Finland today.”
Royal Air Force's Eurofighter Display team will be attending the Helsinki Air Show at the start of August.