BAE Systems andÂ Leonardo-Finmeccanica have entered into an estimated $664 million arrangement to provide avionics support for the U.K.’s Typhoon fleet.
Leonardo-FinmeccanicaÂ said Wednesday its airborne and space systems segmentÂ will work with BAE under theÂ Joint Avionics Solution agreement to support Typhoon’s avionics equipment in the next decade.
The arrangement will be part of a potential 10-year, $2.8 billionÂ agreement BAE has earlier inked with the U.K.’s defense ministry for theÂ Typhoon Total Availability Enterprise initiative that looks toÂ consolidate contracts with suppliers throughoutÂ Europe.
Leonardo-Finmeccanica provides infrastructure, avionics and onboard electronics for the U.K.’sÂ Typhoon aircraft, whichÂ make upÂ 36 percent of the program value, andÂ the company also supplies 60 percent of the aircraft’sÂ avionics.
The Rome, Italy-based companyÂ will perform work for the Typhoon aircraftÂ in the U.K. and Italy.