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BAE Systems wins US Navy P-8A EW contract

BAE Systems has secured a $95m contract from the US Navy to supply advanced electronic warfare (EW) pods for the P-8A Poseidon Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft.

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RAF fast-jet training problems branded ‘farcical’ by new report

An engine fault on the RAF’s Hawk T2 advanced jet trainers has caused substantial delays in fast-jet pilot training and has cost the UK MOD more than £50m, a report by an influential group of British MPs has found

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How BAE Systems sees the evolution of RAF Typhoons

In a special Key Publishing magazine on the Typhoon and Tempest, Mark Ayton spoke with Anthony ‘Foxy’ Gregory and Andy Mallery-Blythe from BAE Systems to discuss the latest aspects of the UK Typhoon programme

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How a unique aircraft paved the way for the Eurofighter Typhoon

A distant 30-plus years ago, Eurofighter – or European Fighter Aircraft (EFA) – was just a dream. But a technological demonstrator, known as the Experimental Aircraft Programme (EAP), was being designed. This is the story.

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Ukrainian fighter pilots could learn to fly Typhoons in just a few months

Ukrainian pilots could be trained to fly ex-RAF Typhoon fighter jets in a matter of months, a senior British MP has said

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BAE Systems: RAF’s Tranche 1 Typhoons could be upgraded and retained

BAE Systems has told MPs that the RAF’s ageing fleet of Tranche 1 Typhoon FGR4s – which is slated to be phased out of UK military service in 2025 – could be upgraded and retained for operational use

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Engine issues with RAF’s Hawk T2 fleet may take three years to solve

BAE Systems has said that technical issues with the Hawk T2’s Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca Adour Mk 951 non-afterburning turbofan engine could take between two and three years to resolve, leaving the fleet’s flying hours greatly reduced

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Why the Nimrod MRA4 is one of Britain's most infamous procurement failures

Over-optimistic deadlines, numerous technical challenges and spiralling costs conspired to make the Nimrod MRA4 one of the UK Ministry of Defence’s most infamous procurement failures, as Combat Aircraft Journal details

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Qatar’s first Eurofighter Typhoons arrive in-country

Qatar has formally received its first four Eurofighter Typhoons after BAE Systems delivered the initial batch of the multi-role fighter to the country in late August

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USAF’s in-development EC-37B visits future home

Highly modified Gulfstream EC-37B Compass Call - registration N591GA (c/n 5591) - made a brief visit to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, on August 17