BAE to supply aircraft to Oman

 

The contract in question will see BAE provide a total of 12 Typhoon fighter jets and eight Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft.

Manufacturing work will begin in 2014, with delivery expected in 2017, and is expect to help protect as many as 6000 highly skilled technology and engineering jobs across the company’s UK sites.

News of the contract was welcomed by Prime Minister David Cameron. “"It's testament to Britain's leading aerospace industry and the deal will safeguard thousands of jobs across the UK, not just at the BAE Systems factories in Lancashire and East Riding in Yorkshire, but at many more small businesses up and down the country that play a vital role in delivering these aircraft.”