BAE producing Typhoon sensors

Aug. 19, 2011 at 7:24 AM
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HILLEND, Scotland, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- BAE Systems Manufacturing in Scotland has a major contract for procurement and manufacturing services with Selex Galileo for radar sensors for Typhoon fighters.

Work on the program is to start at BAE Systems' Hillend facility, in Fife, this year and will run until 2013. The contract is worth more than $33 million.

"The recent award is a reflection of the strong business relationship between Selex Galileo and BAE Systems Manufacturing Hillend," said Danny O'Brien, Manufacturing Hillend general manager. "The close working style will enable effective responses to existing and next generation program."

Manufacturing Hillend has won more than $272 million in orders in the last 12 years from Selex Galileo for both Captor Radar and Defensive Aids Subsystem assemblies used on the Typhoon combat aircraft.

The Captor radar represents a major program of subcontract work for Hillend, comprising multiple types of complex printed circuit boards and electronic modules, which make up one of the most vital elements of the radar system.

"The end result that was achieved for these contract awards has followed a number of months of sterling effort by both companies," said Andy Brown, business procurement vice president at Selex Galileo.

"We have jointly addressed the challenges from our customer chain and also reflected the need to 'up the ante' in a tough economic climate.

"Team work between our two companies made a real difference and gives us both a strong platform for success in these important programs."

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