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TyTAN- Typhoon Total Availability eNterprise contract announced at Farnborough International Air Show 2016, with the official signing taking place on July 29th.

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Nigel Whitehead, Group Managing Director - Programmes & Support, Air Marshal Julian Young, and Philip Dunne MP, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, taken at Farnborough.

August 2016 marks the official commencement of the TyTAN-Typhoon Total Availability eNterprise service. The contract which replaces the previously contracted Typhoon Availability Service (TAS), PC4, PC5, RDSS and Contract 1 contracts sees BAE Systems entering into a 10 year partnership with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to transform support to the UK Typhoon fleet.

BAE Systems will work in partnership with the Royal Air Force and the MOD, and will jointly transform the way we work to further reduce the costs of operating the Typhoon fleet at RAF Coningsby and RAF Lossiemouth by more than a third. The contract will enable circa £500m of savings to be re-invested into developing new capabilities for the aircraft.

Why is TyTAN important?

One of the major challenges we face is that the Tornado out of service date is currently driving the need to ensure Typhoon is fully capable of performing all the operational roles provided today by Tornado. In addition, the current operational requirements on Typhoon are further driving the need for these capability enhancements.

Through delivery of TyTAN we will reduce the cost of the support service by circa 40 per cent, whilst maintaining and improving levels of support to the UK Typhoon fleet. Furthermore, by making significant savings we have the opportunity to re-invest in developing future capabilities for the UK Typhoon fleet. The capability enhancements and our ability to deliver cost-effective support will make Typhoon even more competitive in the export market and improve our competitive advantage in the wider realms of fast jet aircraft support.

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What will be different under the TyTAN contract?

Previously BAE Systems operated the Typhoon Availability Service (TAS) and a number of other separate contracts which have often been relatively short-term in their respective durations. This has made it challenging to offer a fully integrated availability-based service, and attract major investment in support of Typhoon. Further it has hindered the effective planning and implementation of long-term transformational change.

Under TyTAN, BAE Systems will be operating under a long-term 10 year support arrangement with all UK Typhoon support contracts combined. TyTAN will also see the combined support contract outputs across Europe into a single programme.

As part of the TyTAN contract a Joint Avionics Service (JAS) will be implemented. This collaboration between MAI, Leonardo- Finmeccanica and BAE Systems Rochester will ensure the MOD has the lowest cost avionics solution. The contract will integrate key suppliers to make the Avionics supply chain as efficient and effective as possible.

Editor Yvonne Masters

Article Information Beth Dyson BAE Systems

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