Concern UK may back out of Eurofighter contract

by: Matthew Potter
July 15, 2008

Category: BAE Systems, development program, England, Military Aviation, Restructuring | RSS 2.0

The UK government is currently planning on buying Eurofighters and F-35 JSF aircraft to modernize their fixed wing aviation force. There are rumors that the Eurofighter buy may be canceled as a cost savings. See an article here. Eurofighter is built by a multi-nation consortium in Europe with BAE being the most important UK participant. If the contract is canceled, with the Government paying termination fees, that means no major aircraft will be built by BAE. They build parts of the JSF but do not assemble the final aircraft. This would be the end of fighter production in England if it happens until a more advanced aircraft then the F-22 or F-35 comes along.

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