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Typhoon Support Contract

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 14 January 2010

I am pleased to announce that the Ministry of Defence has today signed a 10-year contract with Rolls-Royce, worth £865 million, for an enduring spares inclusive availability service for the Typhoon engine (EJ200).

This contract will see Rolls-Royce taking a major role in ensuring the availability of the Typhoon fleet to meet its standing and operational commitments and demonstrates the Ministry of Defence’s commitment to partnering with British industry to get more efficient support for our front-line Typhoon fighter force.

The innovative partnering arrangement will help to sustain up to 3,000 highly skilled jobs throughout Rolls-Royce and the supply chain. Contracting for the long term will enable Rolls-Royce to consolidate its cost base and provide stability to its workforce while providing the optimised support service that the RAF requires.