BAE Systems wins contract from UK MoD for Typhoon training simulators

(Alliance News) - BAE Systems PLC on Monday afternoon said it has been awarded contracts worth ...

Alliance News 13 September, 2021 | 3:22PM
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(Alliance News) - BAE Systems PLC on Monday afternoon said it has been awarded contracts worth around GBP220 million from the UK Ministry of Defence for the delivery of advanced synthetic training for pilots to fly the Typhoon aircraft.

Under the Typhoon Future Synthetic Training contracts, the London and Farnborough-headquartered security and aerospace company will deliver ten training simulators within new facilities at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire and RAF Lossiemouth in Moray.

The investment comes from the UK MoD's procurement arm, Defence Equipment & Support, and reflects the Royal Air Force's aim to increase its use of synthetic training, allowing for lower costs and time compared to live training.

"This contract builds on existing work to deliver synthetic training to the RAF's Typhoon Force, which will eventually enable pilots from different locations to fly virtual missions together and provide the ability to 'plug into' other assets across air, land and sea," said Richard Hamilton, Typhoon programme director, Europe for BAE Systems.

"The investment will deliver a number of valuable operational benefits for the RAF, alongside the positive impact that the increased use of synthetic training will make to reduce carbon emissions. With 9.6 tonnes of carbon saved by every synthetic flight, it will help reduce the current carbon footprint of live training, supporting the net zero ambitions held by our customers and ourselves," Hamilton added.

Shares in BAE Systems were down 0.4% at 552.20 pence on Monday in London.

By Dayo Laniyan; dayolaniyan@alliancenews.com

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