BAE Systems and the Government of the State of Qatar have entered into a contract, valued at approximately £5bn, for the supply of Typhoon aircraft to the Qatar Emiri Air Force along with a bespoke support and training package.
The contract is subject to financing conditions and receipt by the Company of first payment, which are expected to be fulfilled no later than mid-2018.
The contract provides for 24 Typhoon aircraft with delivery expected to commence in late 2022.
BAE Systems is the prime contractor for both the provision of the aircraft and the agreed arrangements for the in-service support and initial training.
Charles Woodburn, BAE Systems Chief Executive said: «We are delighted to begin a new chapter in the development of a long-term relationship with the State of Qatar and the Qatar Armed Forces, and we look forward to working alongside our customer as they continue to develop their military capability».
|Wingspan||35 feet 11 inch/10.95 m|
|Length overall||52 feet 4 inch/15.96 m|
|Height||17 feet 4 inch/5.28 m|
|Wing Area||551.1 feet2/51.2 m2|
|Basic Mass Empty||24,250 lbs/11,000 kg|
|Maximum Take-Off||>51,809 lbs/23,500 kg|
|Maximum External Load||>16,535 lbs/7,500 kg|
|Single seat twin-engine, with a two-seat variant|
|Weapon Carriage||13 Hardpoints|
|G’ limits||+9/-3 ‘g’|
|Engines||Two Eurojet EJ200 reheated turbofans|
|Maximum dry thrust class||13,500 lbs/6,124 kgf/60 kN|
|Maximum reheat thrust class||20,000 lbs/9,072 kgf/90 kN|
|GENERAL PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS|
|Ceiling||>55,000 feet/16,764 m|
|Brakes off to 35,000 feet(10,668 m)/Mach 1.5||<2.5 minutes|
|Brakes off to lift off||<8 seconds|
|At low level, 200 knots/230 mph/370 km/h to Mach 1.0||in 30 seconds|
|Maximum Speed||Mach 2.0|
|Operational Runway Length||<2,297 feet/700 m|
|Carbon Fibre Composites (CFC)||70%|
|Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP)||12%|
|Aluminium Alloy, Titanium Alloy||15%|
|Acrylic (Röhm 249)||3%|
|United Kingdom||232 Aircraft|
|Kingdom of Saudi Arabia||72 Aircraft|
|Sultanate of Oman||12 Aircraft|