LONDON, March 12 (UPI) -- BAE Systems in Britain reports that upgrades to the avionics of Tranche 1 Typhoon aircraft will proceed following assessment of the Drop 2 enhancements.
The avionics capability upgrade package includes the aircraft's cockpit displays and controls, attack and identification systems, defensive aids and communication subsystems.
The package was developed through a Mutual Support Agreement between Britain and Germany and involved BAE Systems and the German National Support Center organization.
"The Drop 2 upgrade has been successfully evaluated and will now be embodied onto the wider Tranche 1 fleet," said Robert Forshaw, Drops Desk Officer within the Defense Equipment and Support Fast Air Support Team of Britain's Ministry of Defense.
"The participating nations within the Drop program have taken a keen interest in what the Royal Air Force has achieved with this modification and are now looking to embody the Drop 2 product onto their Tranche 1 aircraft."
The Typhoon was designed by BAE Systems, EADS and Alenia Aeronautica.
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