We are negotiating the Joint Strike Fighter memorandum of understanding for the co-operative production, support and follow on development phase and expect to conclude these negotiations next year.
The Hawk 128 design and development contract was placed in December 2004. Negotiations with BAE Systems regarding a production contract are ongoing.
Final negotiations on the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) project are ongoing with AirTanker Ltd. on a 27-year contract for a public finance initiative service based upon Airbus A330 aircraft.
19 Typhoon production aircraft have been delivered to the RAF and over 1,900 in-service sorties have been flown. The aircraft are now engaged in pilot training and operational evaluation to enable operational deployment during the second half of this decade.
The estimated costs for these projects at (i) the beginning of the project and (ii) the most recent available data (MPR04):
|(i) Beginning of project||(ii) Most recent available data|
|Joint Strike Fighter |
(demonstration phase only)
|Hawk 128||Up to 722||Up to 722|
|FSTA||Up to 13,900||Up to 13,100|