The Management of the Typhoon project - Public Accounts Committee Contents


Supplementary evidence from the Ministry of Defence

TYPHOON PAC HEARING

Q23  Variations in Unit Cost of Typhoon (£73.2 million v £120 million)

As was evident from the Hearing, different methodologies for calculating Unit Cost can produce significantly different results.

The Unit Cost of £73.2 million (an increase of 26%) given at the Hearing uses the methodology agreed by the NAO for the Major Project Report (MPR) process, where the NAO then validate the costs as part of that exercise. This methodology removes the Development costs and Cost of Capital Charges before dividing the Production phase costs by the aircraft off-take. Development costs are removed to reflect that they are sunk costs from a separate phase of the project. The calculation used by the NAO in the Value For Money study report does not follow the MPR methodology. The inclusion of Development costs in effect creates a supplementary increase in Unit Cost because it penalises rather than recognises the increased effectiveness of reduced, more capable, aircraft numbers. Whichever methodology is chosen, the key points are that NAO analysis (para 2.4 of the Value For Money report) confirms production costs as being similar to comparable types of aircraft, and that we are paying the right price.

Q99  BAEs profit margin, and yellow book clarification regarding incentivisation of single source tenders

We are not able to disclose the precise BAE profit margin awarded for Typhoon contracts on grounds of commercial confidentiality. However, we can confirm that the profit rates applied follow HM Treasury approved rules and practices, as specified in the Yellow Book. This includes the Government Profit Formula (GPF), which is used to determine the profit included in the price of non-competitive contracts. The rates vary depending on whether a contract is non-risk (ie cost plus), or risk priced. Our non-competitive contracts include conditions giving the parties rights to price fixing and post-costing investigations, as well as arrangements to refer contracts to the Independent Review Board for Government Contracts, for arbitration or possible contract price adjustment. The application of these rules ensures that we achieve value for money in non-competitive contracts.

Q125  Stephen Barclay MP request for the Typhoon project history, which the Chair then requested be made available within 7 days

The Typhoon project history, as requested during the Hearing on 9 March is now provided, and will also be placed in the House Library. As requested, and to meet the desired timescale, the referenced embedded documents have been removed. (See separate attachment.)

TYPHOON PROJECT HISTORY
ID Date of Event Description Detail Ref No Entry made by
1 01/12/1983 Partner Nation Agreements UK, FR, GE, SP, IT Chief of Staff agree and issue an outline air staff target for a new combat aircraft to enter service with the respective air forces for all 5 nations in the mid 90s. Typh-B3a1
2 01/07/1984 Programme Initial feasibility study launched for new European combat aircraft. Typh-B3a1
3 23/04/1985 Approval - CSA Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) seeks Ministerial approval for Production Definition phase. CSA/312/85(17/14) Typh-B3a1
4 07/05/1985 Approval Project Definition OD agrees to PD phase for EFA and studies into alternatives, including UK national solution. Typh B3a1
5 01/07/1985 Partner Nation Agreements France withdraws from European combat aircraft partnership in favour of its own national solution - Rafale. Typh-B3a1
6 01/08/1985 Programme Commencement of project definition phase. Typh-B3a1
7 19/09/1985 Meeting - BOD 1st full meeting of the EFA Steering Group. Typh-B3a1
8 01/12/1985 Programme European air staff requirement agreed. Typh-B3a1
9 05/12/1985 Meeting - JSC 1st full meeting of the EFA Steering Committee. Typh-B3a1
10 21/02/1986 Approval - Treasury Treasury approval for EFA Production Definition. B/533/1695/01J Typh B3a1
11 28/04/1986 Meeting - BOD 8th BOD agrees to the extension of the PD phase until 30 Sep 86 in view of additional tasks placed on industry. Typh-B3a1
12 12/05/1986 Approval - EPC EPC approves (ex-committee) extension of PD phase to 30 Sep 86. CSA/369/86(17/14) Typh-B3a1
13 01/06/1986 Industry Formation of Eurofighter Jagdflugzeg GmbH (EF GmbH), in Munich, as the primary weapons systems contractor. Typh-B3a1
14 02/06/1986 Approval - Treasury MOD again seeks Treasury approval for P120 evaluation. AS/Air(PE)1/126 Typh-B3a1
15 07/06/1986 Programme Finalisation of baseline build standard for weapon system Typh-B3a1
16 09/06/1986 Approval -Treasury Treasury approval for P120 evaluation. Typh-B3a1
17 23/06/1986 Commercial - BAC Contract with BAE for EFA PD studies, effective from 1 Sep 85 until 31 Jul 86, but later extended to 30 Sep 86. A49/07 Typh-B3a1
18 26/06/1986 Commercial - Rolls Royce Contract with RR for EFA Engine PD studies, effective from 1 Sep 85 until 31 Jul 86, but later extended to 30 Sep 86. A48/A65 Typh-B3a1
19 08/08/1986 Operations British Aerospace flew the experimental aircraft programme (EAP) advanced technology demonstrator prototype, ZF534, from Warton. Typh-B3a1
20 01/09/1986 Programme Completion of project definition stage. Typh-B3a1
21 01/09/1986 Industry Eurojet Turbo GmbH formed. Eurojet GmbH comprises following companies are Motoren-und-Union (MTU), Rolls-Royce, FiatAvio and Industria de Turbo Propulsores (ITP). Typh-B3a1
22 01/10/1986 Programme - DRRR Start of Definition Refinement and Risk Reduction (DRRR) Phase - effective until 31 Jul 87. Typh-B3a1
23 17/10/1986 Approval - DRRR CA writes to CSA requesting approval for Definition Refinement and Risk Reduction (DRRR) phase from 1 Oct 86. CA 23/1/3 Typh-B3a1
24 21/10/1986 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU 1 European Fighter Aircraft (EFA) General MOU 1 Signed. This MOU is concerned with the general principles which govern the conduct of the programme. Typh-B3A1
25 18/11/1986 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU 2 - Definition Phase MOU 2 - Definition Phase signed. This MOU covers the definition work necessary to enable partners to reach a decision on whether to proceed jointly with full development. Typh-B3a1
26 27/11/1986 Approval - DRRR EPC agreement (ex-committee) to Definition Refinement and Risk Reduction (DRRR) phase (retrospectively from 1 Oct 86). CSA/847/86(17/I4) Typh-B3a1
27 27/11/1986 Approval - Treasury DRRR MOD seeks Treasury approval for Definition Refinement and Risk Reduction (DRRR) funding. AS/Air(PE)1/126 Typh-B3a1
28 15/12/1986 Approval - Ministerial DRRR MOD seeks Ministerial approval for Definition Refinement and Risk Reduction (DRRR) phase. CSA 881/86(17/14) Typh-B3a1
29 18/12/1986 Approval -Treasury DRRR Treasury approval for Definition Refinement and Risk Reduction (DRRR) phase expenditure. DAS B/533/1369/O1 Typh-Ba31
30 11/06/1987 Exports - Greece Maj-Gen Kolonis RAF, Greek NAD, signals EFA nations' NADS requesting observer status, in advance of possible request to join programme as full participant. Typh-B3a1
31 30/07/1987 Approval - EPC DRRR EPC approves (ex-committee) extension of DRRR phase to 31 Dec 87, with assumed start date for full development of 1 Jan 88. CSA/310/87(17/14) Typh-B3a1
32 06/11/1987 Approval - EPC EPC endorses submission for full development of EFA. EP16/87 Typh-B3a1
33 24/03/1988 Exports - Norway Briefing on EFA to Norwegian Air Staff in Oslo. Typh-B3a1
34 21/04/1988 Approval - OD OD agrees to EFA full development. Cabinet informed. Typh-B3a1
35 25/04/1988 Parliamentary - Full development announced S of S announces UK decision to embark on full development, subject to satisfactory contractual negotiation. Typh-B3a1
36 04/05/1988 Partner Nation Agreements -Germany Germany announces approval to embark on EFA Development. Typh-B3a1
37 16/05/1988 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU 3 Development Development MOU 3 signed. This MOU covers the design, development and demonstration of a weapon system along with cost and risk assessments which will enable participants to reach a decision on whether to proceed jointly with a production phase. Typh-B3a1
38 23/11/1988 Commercial - MDC Signature of Main Development Contracts (MDC) for the weapon system and engine, marked commencement of the full-scale development phase. Typh-B3a1
39 23/11/1988 Commercial - MDC Main development contracts signed by GM NEFMA. Typh-B3a1
40 25/11/1988 Commercial First UK (retrospective) payment released to Eurofighter for development work undertaken prior to contract signature, covering the period Jan to Oct 88. Typh-B3a1
41 29/11/1988 Commercial First UK (retrospective) payment released to Eurojet under main development contract, covering period Jan-Oct 88. Typh-B3a1
42 13/03/1992 Commercial - DASS Contract awarded to Euro-DASS for defensive aids sub-system. Typh-B3a1
43 10/12/1992 Partner Nation Agreements At Defence Ministers conference, aircraft relaunched as Eurofighter 2000, reflecting what was then planned as its service entry date, 3 yrs later than originally intended. Typh-B3a1
44 10/12/1992 Partner Nation Agreements Brussels Communique by partner nations Ministers of Defence announcing intention to slow down and reorientate the programme in line with newly defined military requirements. Typh-B3a1
45 21/01/1994 Requirements Revised European Staff Requirement-Development signed by the air staff chiefs of the 4 participating nations for development of the new European fighter aircraft. Typh-B3a1
46 27/03/1994 Operations First flight of DA1/98+29 from Manching. Typh-B3a1
47 06/04/1994 Programme - first flight of second development aircraft First flight of second development aircraft from Warton, BAE built DA2/ZH588. Typh-B3a1
48 01/12/1994 Approval - ASTA ASTA studies and competition for provisional supplier approved by EAC. EA37/94 Typh-B3a1
49 01/12/1994 Programme - CSA report Chief Scientist Adviser's report on the technical status of the Eurofighter programme concludes EF2000 design is well balanced and closely matched to the requirement and that the aircraft would be more effective in its primary air combat role. Event date not specified, defaulted 1st of month Typh-B3a1
50 06/12/1994 Exports - Norway Germany signs Norway LOU in Bonn relating to release of information to the Norwegian MOD. Valid for 5 years. Typh-B3a1
51 01/01/1995 Approval - Treasury Treasury approved funding for the UK contribution to the development phase of the project. Event date not specified, defaulted 1st of month Typh-B3a1
52 18/01/1995 Exports - Norway Italy signs Norway LOU in Rome. Typh-B3a1
53 31/01/1995 Exports - Norway SP and UK sign Norway LOU in Munich. Typh-B3a1
54 07/02/1995 Exports - Norway Norway signs Norway LOU in Oslo. Typh-B3a1
55 04/06/1995 Operations Alenia-built third development aircraft DA3/MM-X602, the first with EJ200 power plants, first flown in Turin/Caselle. Typh-B3a1
56 06/07/1995 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU 4 MOU 4 - Reorientation signed. This MOU addresses post cold-war requirements and modifies (reorients) the provisions set out in the Development MOU 3. Typh-B3a1
57 18/09/1995 Staff Nick Pearce takes over as Typhoon IPTL. Typh-B3A1
58 18/10/1995 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU 5 MOU 5 signed. This MOU sets out the arrangements governing the integration of the NAMMA and NEFMA agencies to form NETMA. Typh-B3a1
59 01/11/1995 Commercial - Radar Proposed shift of responsibility for management of the radar sub-contract from DASA to Bae endorsed by nations. Event date not specified, defaulted 1st of month Typh-B3a1
60 09/11/1995 Operations Sqn Ldr Simon Dyde became first RAF pilot to fly the Eurofighter (DA2) from BAE Warton. Typh-B3a1
61 27/11/1995 Commercial - MDC Revised Main Development Contracts placed. Typh-B3a1
62 01/01/1996 Staff Typhoon IPT begins relocation from London to Abbey Wood. Typh-B3A1
63 18/01/1996 Partner Nation Agreements Min(DP) meets GE State Secretary for Armaments in London. Press release welcomes Germany's intention to increase commitment to 180 aircraft, thus resolving the question of work share question and providing a firm basis for future phases. Typh-B3a1
64 01/02/1996 Approval - Eurofighter Eurofighter submission to the EAC for permission to enter future phases, production Investment/Production and Support. Event date not specified, defaulted 1st of month Typh-B3a1
65 01/04/1996 Commercial - Radar Shift of radar sub-contract responsibility from DASA to BAE complete. Typh-Ba31
66 02/04/1996 Approval - ASTA EAC submission to Min(DP). Incl. ASTA. Typh-B3a1
67 08/05/1996 Approval - Treasury Chief Secretary to the Treasury approves entry, in principle, to future phases of the Eurofighter programme. Typh-B3a1
68 15/05/1996 Partner Nation Agreements State Secretaries Summit in Berlin. Confirm their intention to complete national approvals for future phases by end 96. Confirmed that planning for future phases would proceed in line with the Nov 95 'hybrid' work share agreement. Typh-B3a1
69 31/08/1996 Operations First flight of CASA-built sixth development aircraft, second 2-seater DA6/XCE.16-01 at Getafe. Typh-B3a1
70 02/09/1996 Partner Nation Agreements UK became the first to declare a firm production commitment and funding for the aircraft. Typh-B3a1
71 02/09/1996 Parliamentary S of S announces the UK's decision, in principle, to proceed to the next phases of the Eurofighter programme. Typh-B3a1
72 21/10/1996 Partner Nation Agreements Spain announced commitment to production, and terms for start-up funding were agreed with industry at the same time. Typh-B3a1
73 05/12/1996 Partner Nation Agreements All 4 governments declared support for a production launch. Typh-B3a1
74 05/12/1996 Partner Nation Agreements State Secretaries meeting in London. The partner nations reaffirmed their intention to complete their national approvals process to allow entry to the future phases of the programme early in 1997. Typh-B3a1
75 27/01/1997 Operations First flight of seventh and final development aircraft, Alenia-built DA7/MM-X603, at Turin/Caselle. Typh-B3a1
76 11/02/1997 Approval - EAC Chairman of the EAC submission to Min(DP) for approval to place PT/Production and Support contracts for Eurofighter. Typh-B3a1
77 26/02/1997 Partner Nation Agreements Germany informs the UK that they will be unable to complete their national approval process for future phases, PT/Production and Support by end March as expected. They expect to complete their approvals between Apr-Jun 97 and stress they remain committed. Typh-B3a1
78 13/03/1997 Approval - Min (DP) Min(DP) writes to the Treasury requesting approval to place the initial contracts for future phases, PT/Production and Support. Typh-B3a1
79 14/03/1997 Operations Warton-built fourth development aircraft, DAA/ZH590, the first 2 seater and first with full avionics for radar development, weapon integration and sensor fusion trials, flown for the first time at Warton. Typh-B3a1
80 26/11/1997 Partner Nation Agreements -GE Germany's Bundestag passed its 1998 Defence budget, which included production investment funding for Eurofighter. Typh-B3a1
81 01/12/1997 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU 7 MOU 7 - Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) signed. Sets out ILS arrangements that will be implemented in conjunction with the Production MOU 6. A series of supplements to this MOU are envisaged to describe additional future ILS activities. Typh-B3a1
82 09/12/1997 Partner Nation Agreements - IT Italy became the final partner to grant funds for production launch. Typh-B3a1
83 15/12/1997 Operations First AIM-9L sidewinder firing, by DA7/MM-X603. Typh-B3a1
84 22/12/1997 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU With 4 nations having finally granted funding, the agreement was ratified with the signature of an intergovernmental Memorandum of Understanding at a Defence ministers conference in Bonn covering Production Investment & Production & Logistics Support. Typh-B3a1
85 22/12/1997 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU 6 MOU 6 - Production signed. This MOU sets out the production investment arrangements covering the manufacture of aircraft, along with off take numbers, work shares and ceiling costs. Typh-B3a1
86 01/01/1998 Commercial - 'umbrella contract' Umbrella' contract agreed (defines inter-alia total aircraft delivery (620), overall max prices & supplements 1&2 which constitute Tranche 1 order) UK order 232, GE order 180, IT order 121, SP order 87. Typh-B3a1
87 01/01/1998 Staff Mr Alan Woolley takes over as D/EFA / EFA IPT Leader. Typh-Sec2a
88 14/01/1998 Operations DA2/ZH588 undertook the first aerial refuelling, over the Irish sea with RAF VC10 K.3 ZA149. Typh-B3a1
89 30/01/1998 Commercial Supplement 1 Production Investment, Product and Support contracts signed to cover tooling and other preparatory work for production for the 620 aircraft, plus 90 options, which were to be ordered by the 4 partner nations. Typh-B3a1
90 01/05/1998 Programme - first metal cut for production aircraft First metal cut for the production aircraft at DASA's Augsburg plant. Typh-B3a1
91 03/09/1998 Partner Nation Agreements With the Eurofighter 2000 title no longer accurately reflecting the In-service date, the aircraft formally re-named Eurofighter Typhoon, although initially this was just intended for marketing outside Europe. Typh-B3a1
92 18/09/1998 Commercial - Tranche 1 Supplement 2 contract signed, giving authorisation for first batch of 148 production aircraft on fixed-price terms, comprising 44 for German Air Force, 29 for Italian Air Force, 20 for Spanish Air Force and 55 for the RAF. Typh-B3a1
93 18/05/1999 Operations DA5 flies to 1000th sortie in the development programme which at the time had amassed 830 flight hours. Typh-B3a1
94 04/11/1999 Exports - General Eurofighter International, a dedicated export sales organisation was set up by the 4 partner nations to market the aircraft overseas. Typh-B3a1
95 01/02/2000 Operations The programme passed the 1000th flight test hour milestone during the 75th flight of DA4 from Warton. Typh-B3a1
96 24/05/2000 Commercial - Support Contract for Eurofighter ground support system signed. Typh-B3a1
97 12/12/2000 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU 6 supplement 1 -Germany Germany sign MOU 6 supplement 1 to rejoin the EURODASS Programme. (UK also sign on 12 Dec. Spain sign on 15 Feb and Italy on 3 Apr 01). Typh-B3a1
98 22/12/2000 Programme - general The RAF announced that the Typhoon Operational Evaluation Unit would be designated 17 Squadron, whilst the Operational Conversion Unit would be 29 Squadron. Typh-B3a1
99 08/03/2001 Industry Production version of EJ2000 certified. Typh-B3a1
100 29/03/2001 Exports - Greece Greece announced that it was deferring signature of its planned order for 60 Typhoons, with option on further 30 until after 2004 in order to fund various social programs and the Olympic Games in Athens. Typh-B3a1
101 27/04/2001 ASTA Contract signed for Aircrew Synthetic Training Aids programme (ASTA) including 18 full mission simulators and 9 cockpit trainers. Typh-B3a1
102 28/09/2001 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU 7 supplement 2 MOU 7 Supplement 2 signed. The purpose of this MOU is to extend the period of MOU 7 and to ensure support for the operation and evolution of the weapon system during its life (Spain signed 1st October. Germany signed 13 Nov and Italy signed 23 Nov 01). Typh-B3a1
103 01/01/2002 Staff Air Cdre Dil Williams takes over as Typhoon IPTL. Typh-B3A1
104 01/01/2002 Programme - general UK renames Eurofighter 'Typhoon'. Typh-B3A1
105 09/04/2002 Operations First guided AIM-120 AMRAAM firing against a Meteor Mirach 100 turbojet-powered drone target, undertaken by DA4/ZH590 on QinetiQs Benecula range. Typh-B3a1
106 14/04/2002 Operations First flight from Warton of 2 seat BAE Systems-built instrumented production aircraft, IPA/ZJ699, the first production Typhoon although not the first to fly. Typh-B3a1
107 02/07/2002 Exports - Austria Austrian Government announced selection of the Typhoon as the Austrian Air Force's new fighter, with the requirement for 24 aircraft. This was subsequently reduced to 18 when contracts were finally signed in Jul 03. Typh-B3a1
108 23/07/2002 Programme - general The Typhoon formally adopted the name Typhoon for the aircraft. It was also announced that the air forces of the other partner nations - Germany, Italy and Spain - had agreed to adopt Typhoon as the official service name. Typh-B3a1
109 21/11/2002 Operations The programme suffered its first aircraft loss when DA6/XCE.16-01 flamed out under an unexpected power surge during engine relight trials forcing 2 crew to eject. DA6 has completed 362 test flights in 325 flight hours. Typh-B3a1
110 01/12/2002 Parliamentary Written Ministerial statement issued announcing that the In-Service date would be delayed from end 2002 to Jun 03. Typh-B3a1
111 28/01/2003 Exports - Norway The Norwegian MOD signed an overarching industrial partnership agreement with Eurofighter GmbH, under which Norwegian industry would participate in development of enhanced versions of the Eurofighter weapon system.. Typh-B3a1
112 13/02/2003 Operations First series production aircraft, GT001/98+31 (to be re-serialled 30+01 in service), a 2-seater for the German Air Force, completed its first flight to Manching. Typh-B3A1
113 18/03/2003 Commercial First Typhoon aircraft accepted off contract. Typh-B3a1
114 28/03/2003 Industry Eurofighter GmbH announced the formal opening of the joint industry-operator International Weapon System Support Centre (IWSSC) in Hallbergmoos, Germany. Typh-B3A1
115 15/04/2003 ASTA Eurofighter GmbH announced the formal inauguration of the Aircrew Synthetic Training Aids Joint Integration Facility (ASTA JIF) in Manching, Germany. Typh-B3A1
116 11/05/2003 Staff Rob Shiels takes over as Typhoon IPTL. Typh-B3A1
117 30/06/2003 Commercial International type acceptance formally granted for the Typhoon, paving the way for service entry with the air forces of the partner nations. Typh-B3A1
118 01/07/2003 Exports - Austria Austria signed a contract for the purchase of 18 Eurofighter aircraft for the Austrian Air Force. The Austrian parliaments Upper House had approved funding for the acquisition on 11 Jun 03. Typh-B3A1
119 22/08/2003 Exports - Austria After gaining full parliamentary approval, the previously signed Austrian order for 18 Eurofighter Typhoons formally became effective. Typh-B3A1
120 01/10/2003 Meteor Commencement of integration of the Meteor beyond visual air-to-air missile onto the Typhoon was announced following 'fit and form' ground trials with IPA1 at Warton. These trials were to check compatibility with the under fuselage missile eject launcher. Typh-B3A1
121 10/10/2003 Export, Singapore Singapore announce that the Typhoon has been down selected in the Next Fighter Replacement Programme competition along with the Rafale and the F-15. Typh-B3A1
122 11/12/2003 Ministerial SofS wrote to fellow PN ministers (MO 26/11/9K dated 11 Dec 03) outlining inter alia UK commitment to multi-role. Typh-Sec2a
123 18/12/2003 Operations BT004/ZJ 803 accepted into service (Block 1 twin seater) Typh-Sec2a
124 19/12/2003 Commercial - Case White Case White contract partnership between BAES and MOD commences. Typh-B3a1
125 19/12/2003 Operations BT003/ZJ 802 accepted into service (Block 1 twin seater) Typh-Sec2a
126 03/03/2004 Operations BT001/ZJ 800 accepted into service (Block 1 twin seater) Typh-Sec2a
127 12/03/2004 Operations BT006/ZJ 805 accepted into service (Block 1b twin seater) Typh-Sec2a
128 06/04/2004 Operations BT007/ZJ 806 accepted into service (Block 1b twin seater) Typh-Sec2a
129 16/04/2004 Operations BT008/ZJ 807 accepted into service (Block 1b twin seater) Typh-Sec2a
130 01/05/2004 Programme The RAF began operating the aircraft under the normal RAF safety regime. Typh-B3A1
131 30/06/2004 Operations BT009/ZJ 808 accepted into service (Block 1b twin seater) Typh-Sec2a
132 29/07/2004 Operations BT010/ZJ 809 accepted into service (Block 1b twin seater) Typh-Sec2a
133 16/08/2004 Approval - Tranche 2 Ministers and IAB approve Tranche 2 review note. This endorses the customer requirement for a further 89 aircraft in Tranche 2 and authorises price negotiations. D/IAB/3/2/1 Typh-B3a1
134 27/08/2004 Operations BT011/ZJ 810 accepted into service (Block 1b twin seater) Typh-Sec2a
135 29/10/2004 Operations BT002/ZJ 801 accepted into service (Block 1 twin seater) Typh-Sec2a
136 01/11/2004 Approval - Tranche 2 Typhoon Tranche 2 Main Gate Approval. D/CSA/12/4/2 (107/05) Typh-B3A1
137 24/11/2004 Operations BT005/ZJ 804 accepted into service (Block 1b/2 twin seater) Typh-Sec2a
138 13/12/2004 Programme - Batch 2 Batch 2 Type acceptance agreed. Clears the way for the more advanced Batch 2 aircraft, both twin and single seat, to be accepted into service with the RAF. Typh-B3A1
139 14/12/2004 Commercial - Tranche 2 Tranche 2 production contract signed £4.3Bn cost to UK. Cost to all nations £10.6Bn. Typh-B3A1
140 15/12/2004 Parliamentary - Tranche 2 SofS makes announcement on Tranche 2 signature to Parliament. Hansard Typh-B3A1
141 28/01/2005 Support Support Readiness Review held by DG Log (Strike) and COS Spt and agreed there will be sufficient support in place by 1 Jul 05 to start operations at RAF Coningsby. 20050302-RM-TyphoonReadiness-COSSpt and DGL(S)(ENS)/500013 Typh-B3A1
142 01/02/2005 Staff - NETMA New NETMA GM - Peter Worrall takes up post - mandate for reform. Typh-B3A1
143 07/02/2005 Operations 23 missile firings recorded. Typh-B3A1
144 22/02/2005 Operations 1000th flying hour clocked up on RAF twin seater flight out of Warton. Typh-B3A1
145 07/03/2005 Programme - Batch 2 ACAS signs off batch 2 release to service. Typh-B3A1
146 21/03/2005 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU 7 ILS MOU 7 Supplement 3 signed by NAD's of all partner nations in Madrid. Ensures release of national funding to NETMA to pay for aircraft support and maintenance. Typh-B3A1
147 24/03/2005 Operations BT012/ZJ 811 accepted into service (Block 2 twin seater). Typh-Sec2a
148 30/03/2005 Operations First single seater, BS004/ZJ 913, accepted into service by RAF (Block 2). Typh-B3A1
149 01/04/2005 Operations First single-seat Typhoon sortie with an RAF pilot, flying under RAF Release To Service rules. Aircraft BS004 departed Warton and landed at RAF Coningsby. Typh-B3A1
150 15/04/2005 Exports - Singapore Singapore inform BAES that Typhoon is not on the final shortlist for their Next Fighter Replacement Programme (F15 and Rafale proceed). Singapore indicate that the proposed Typhoon delivery schedule and upgrade programme did not meet their requirements. Ref 1 JANE'S DEFENCE

WEEKLY - APRIL 27, 2005

Ref 2 DESO Mr Gray

Ref 3 D/RDEast/Singapore/1/1

Ref 4 Evening Standard 27 Apr

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151 16/05/2005 Operations First In-service ASRAAM launch. Against a target on a Typhoon sortie out of RAF Coningsby. Typh-B3a1
152 19/05/2005 Programme - In service No 17(R) Squadron officially re-formed at RAF Coningsby. The squadron acts as the operational evaluation unit for Typhoon. Typh-B3a1
153 19/05/2005 Meeting - NADs NADs directed BOD through NETMA to obtain costed proposals and timescales from industry, by 23 Jun 05, for upgrade options including precision air-to-ground capabilities. Ref 1CDP report to Min(DP) Ref 2 NAD's Agreement and Decision Sheet
154 30/05/2005 Future capability NETMA issued final version of Future Enhancements Strategy Paper as agreed by all Nations, setting out the strategy for pursuing Future Enhancements. Typh-Sec2a
155 03/06/2005 Operations BS005/ZJ 914 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater). Typh-Sec2a
156 16/06/2005 Operations BS003/ZJ 912 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater). Typh-Sec2a
157 01/07/2005 Operations Formal activation of Typhoon Wing at RAF Coningsby, following successful conclusion of Case White (where Typhoons were operated and maintained by BAES Warton). Typh-Sec2a
158 11/08/2005 Operations BT003 / ZJ 802, Block 1 aircraft, accepted off-contract following Retrofit 1 programme. Typh-Sec2a
159 18/08/2005 Operations BS002/ZJ 911 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater). Typh-Sec2a
160 31/08/2005 ASTA ASTA ISD achieved by handover of first Emulated Deployable Cockpit Trainer (EDCT) at RAF Coningsby. Typh-Sec2a
161 01/09/2005 Systems 2 Typhoon F2 (Single Seat) of the Typhoon OEU deployed to Reno, Nevada to conduct hot and high trials. This represents first excursion from Europe of single seat Typhoon. Typh-Sec2a
162 09/09/2005 Operations BS006/ZJ 915 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater). Typh-Sec2a
163 20/09/2005 Operations BT013/ZJ 912 accepted into service (Block 2b twin seater). Typh-Sec2a
164 03/10/2005 Programme & Business Management IPT re-structured to focus on Support issues; addition of new Systems and Performance Management sections. Typh-Sec2a
165 07/10/2005 Operations BS007/ZJ 916 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater). Typh-Sec2a
166 17/10/2005 Support Min(DP) writes to EPCs raising concerns over spares situation that is hampering flying tasks at RAF Coningsby. Typh-Sec2a
167 01/11/2005 Programme & Business Management Introduction of Balanced Scorecard to monitor IPT's top level outputs (Perfornance, Cost, Time, Business and Health). Typh-Sec2a
168 01/11/2005 Finance Estimated Typhoon costs are classified in MPR05 to protect the UK's negotiating position in respect of further procurement. Typh-Sec2a
169 01/11/2005 Programme & Business Management First Balanced Scorecard "Health Barometer" issued to 30 staff. Provides a snapshot of how IPT feels. Good overall results, but more to do on motivation and communication. Typh-Sec2a
170 04/11/2005 Support CEO EF responds to Min(DP)'s letter on spares situation and describes action being taken to recover situation. Typh-Sec2a
171 04/11/2005 Programme & Business Management Revised CSA between IPT and HQ 1 Gp (Availability Manager) introducing revised output based metrics agreed and signed. Typh-Sec2a
172 10/11/2005 Operations BS011/ZJ 920 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater) Typh-Sec2a
173 24/11/2005 Operations BS008/ZJ 917 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater). Typh-Sec2a
174 25/11/2005 Operations 2336 Flying Hours achieved. Typh-Sec2a
175 30/11/2005 Operations 1 x AMRAAM AIM120B missile successfully fired from Typhoon during Trial WALDRON at Naval Weapons Range, Point Mogu, California. Typh-Sec2a
176 01/12/2005 Future capability CP193 (austere augmentation) and CP210 (future capability enhancement) proposals received. Typh-Sec2a
177 01/12/2005 Support PSOP2 engine support contract with Rolls Royce, MDC Amendment and CP108 all signed. NETMA contracts for EJ PC11 Op Phase 2 and ISSS Phase 2 both signed. Typh-Sec2a
178 01/12/2005 Programme & Business Management Introduction of Customer Barometer (as part of Balanced Scorecard). Typh-Sec2a
179 08/12/2005 Operations BS012/ZJ 921 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater) Typh-Sec2a
180 18/12/2005 Operations BT014/ZJ 813 accepted into service (Block 2b twin seater) Typh-Sec2a
181 21/12/2005 Exports - Saudi Arabia Understanding Document signed by SofS between UK and Saudi Arabia for supply of 72 Typhoons to Saudi Arabia. Typh-Sec2a
182 01/01/2006 NETMA Re-structuring of NETMA, including a new Division responsible for overall Programme Management; also an additional support Division in recognition of Typhoon being in-service and moving to operational deployment. Typh-Sec2a
183 12/01/2006 Future capability Spain drops requirement for austere precision air-to-surface capability in Block 5 Tranche 1 and consequently will not pursue CP193. Typh-Sec2a
184 16/01/2006 Operations Failure of nose wheel engagement on landing of twin seat Typhoon BT11 at RAF Coningsby. Crew unhurt. Typh-Sec2a
185 30/01/2006 Meteor Meeting between CDP and EF GmbH/MBDA to discuss position on Typhoon/Meteor integration programme. Typh-Sec2a
186 02/02/2006 Operations BT001 / ZJ 800, Block 1 aircraft, accepted off-contract following Retrofit 1 programme. Typh-Sec2a
187 03/02/2006 ASTA 2nd Emulated Deployable Cockpit Trainer (EDCT) accepted into service at RAF Coningsby. Typh-Sec2a
188 17/02/2006 Operations BS009/ZJ 918 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater) Typh-Sec2a
189 17/02/2006 Operations BS013/ZJ 922 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater) Typh-Sec2a
190 20/02/2006 Support First phase of the Direct Line Feed system for consumables spares commenced. Typh-Sec2a
191 23/02/2006 Systems T1 Retrofit Programme - R2 Retrofit Side Letter signed. Typh-Sec2a
192 24/02/2006 Ministerial Visit by Min(DP) to RAF Coningsby - Lord Drayson flew in a Typhoon and was appraised of RAF Coningsby's principal issues including spares. Typh-Sec2a
193 08/03/2006 Ministerial Ministerial Stocktake, led by Min(DP), to consider and agree an outline strategy for transforming and managing the programme within the funding and industrial constraints. Typh-Sec2a
194 24/03/2006 Support Contract for National Support Centre awarded by NETMA to Eurofighter GmbH, prime contractor BAES. Contract value £100M. Planning in-service date Nov 08. Typh-Sec2a
195 28/03/2006 Ministerial Second Stocktake meeting. Typh-Sec2a
196 31/03/2006 Operations Formation of first Typhoon operational squadron, 3(F) Squadron, at RAF Coningsby. Typh-Sec2a
197 31/03/2006 Ministerial Min(DP) meeting with German State Secretary (Dr Eickenboom) to discuss FCP and industrial issues. Typh-Sec2a
198 03/04/2006 Staff DPA Executive Board overhaul, to include a 2* DG Typhoon post with dedicated responsibilities for Typhoon and BVRAAM (Meteor) IPTs. AVM Steve Dalton appointed: to take up post in May 06. D/DCE/117/3 (054) dtd 3 Apr 06 Typh-Sec2a
199 03/04/2006 Operations BS014/ZJ 923 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater)
200 11/04/2006 Operations BT007 / ZJ 806, Block 1b aircraft, accepted off-contract following Retrofit 1 programme. Typh-Sec2a
201 18/04/2006 ASTA Training of "ab initio" pilots commences following the entry into service of 2 networked Emulated Deployable Cockpit Trainers. Typh-Sec2a
202 21/04/2006 Operations BS015/ZJ924 entered into service (Block 2 single seater) - first aircraft for new operational squadron, 3(F) Squadron. Typh-Sec2a
203 24/04/2006 Staff Air Cdre Alex Deytrikh arrived in Typhoon IPT as IPT Leader (designate) to commence handover Typh-Sec2a
204 04/05/2006 Operations First release of 2 x 450kg (1,000 lb) GBU-16 laser-guided bombs (LGB) (Paveway II-class NATO-standard air-to-surface precision bomb). Tests conducted from Spanish Air Force Base by EADS CASA test pilots using instrumented production aircraft. Typh-Sec2a
205 19/05/2006 Operations 3760 flying hours broken down as:

29(R) Sqn - 2779; 17(R) Sqn - 880; 3(F) Sqn - 101

3421 sorties in total

Typh-Sec2a
206 19/05/2006 Operations 28th aircraft - BS010 / ZJ919 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater) Typh-Sec2a
207 25/05/2006 Operations Successful trial flight of Laser Designator Pod (LDP) on Cheyenne test aircraft. Demonstrated potential capability of a Typhoon in the Air-to-Surface role. Typh-Sec2a
208 31/05/2006 Operations 29th aircraft - BS016 / ZJ925 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater) Typh-Sec2a
209 01/06/2006 Staff Air Cdre Alex Deytrikh assumed post of Typhoon IPT Leader. Typh-Sec2a
210 01/06/2006 Reviews DPA Project Rehabilitation Unit conducted initial scoping study to establish parameters for an in-depth review of Typhoon IPT. CDP gave agreement for the review to commence. Typh-Sec2a
211 13/06/2006 Operations BS 009 / ZJ 918 - left hand engine flame-out and rundown during sortie. Engine could not be re-lit. Aircraft landed safely and industry investigation instigated. Typh-Sec2a
212 23/06/2006 Operations 30th aircraft - BS017 / ZJ926 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater) Typh-Sec2a
213 23/06/2006 Operations BT009 / ZJ 808, Block 1b aircraft, accepted off-contract following Retrofit 1 programme. Typh-Sec2a
214 10/07/2006 Operations 31st aircraft - BS019 / ZJ 928 accepted off-contract (Block 2b single seater) Typh-Sec2a
215 17/07/2006 Reform NADs, CEOs of EF & EJ GmbHs and GM NETMA signed Protocols Document outlining industrial/programme reform areas being addressed by 4 nation Tiger Team, led by DG Typhoon for UK. Typh-Sec2a
216 19/07/2006 Future capability CP193 for Austere Air-to-Ground capability on RAF Typhoons endorsed by Partner Nations at 132 BOD in London (integration of a Laser Designator Pod and Enhanced Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb). Typh-Sec2a
217 20/07/2006 Future capability Contract signed by GM NETMA and CEO EF GmbH at Farnborough Air Show for Austere Air-to-Ground capability on RAF Typhoons (integration of a Laser Designator Pod and Enhanced Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb). Value £73M. Typh-Sec2a
218 28/07/2006 Staff Mr Rob Shiels, former Typhoon IPT Leader, left Typhoon IPT on retirement. Typh-Sec2a
219 31/07/2006 Operations 32nd aircraft - BS018 / ZJ 927 accepted off-contract (Block 2b single seater) Typh-Sec2a
220 01/08/2006 Systems Endorsement of Retrofit Programme R2 Implementation Management Plan. Retrofit Programme R2 will start Oct 06 and upgrade Block 1, 1B, 1C, 2 & 2B Tranche 1 aircraft to B5EIS standard. Planned to take until mid 2012. Typh-Sec2a
221 07/08/2006 Operations 4828 flying hours broken down as:

29(R) Sqn - 3360; 17(R) Sqn - 1114; 3(F) Sqn - 354

4538 sorties in total

Typh-Sec2a
222 08/08/2006 Support DPA & QinetiQ signed contract to continue support for Typhoon over next 3 years. Package includes defined technical support, advice and safety clearance activity, together with funds allocated to sub-contracts and future emergent work. Typh-Sec2a
223 17/08/2006 Exports - Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Sultan of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signed a Variation Document which moves forward the export order from UK to Saudi Arabia, including the supply of 72 Typhoon aircraft, and defines a programme for the route to contract signature. Typh-Sec2a
224 29/08/2006 Reviews DPA Project Rehabilitation Unit commenced review of Typhoon IPT's acquisition programme and linkage with exports; enabling skills and IPT processes, especially in project management, financial and commercial areas. Review to be concluded by 20 Oct 06. Typh-Sec2a
225 15/09/2006 Operations 33rd aircraft - BS020 / ZJ 929 accepted off-contract (Block 2b single seater). Typh-Sec2a
226 22/09/2006 Operations BT010 / ZJ 809, Block 1b aircraft, accepted off-contract following Retrofit 1 programme. Typh-Sec2a
227 29/09/2006 Operations 34th aircraft - BS021 / ZJ 930 accepted off-contract (Block 2b single seater). Typh-Sec2a
228 29/09/2006 Operations 35th aircraft - BS022 / ZJ 931 accepted off-contract (Block 2b single

seater).

BS 022 is the 100th production aircraft to be delivered into service with the

4 Partner Nations.

Typh-Sec2a
229 29/09/2006 Operations The Eurofighter Partner Companies' test fleet completed 5000 flights. The test fleets, based in Getafe (SP), Manching (GE), Turin (IT) and Warton (UK), comprise 5 prototype Development / 5 Instrumented Production / 1 Instrumented Series Production a/c. Typh-Sec2a
230 11/10/2006 Exports / Operations "Austrian Diversion Agreement" signed by GM NETMA on 14 Jun 06 and CEO EF GmbH on 11 Oct 06. The Agreement diverts/defers 6 Tranche 1 aircraft from the 4 Partner Nations in support of the Austrian export order (includes 2 aircraft from RAF). Typh-Sec2a
231 16/10/2006 Operations UK R2 Retrofit Programme started on schedule on 16 Oct 06 with the input of aircraft BS021. R2 Programme brings aircraft to Block 5 standard which is essential to the build-up of the UK fleet to meet the Air-to-Air and Multi Role OEDs. Typh-Sec2a
232 07/11/2006 Operations DPA and BAES signed contract for Whole Aircraft Maintenance and Upgrade (WASMU) programme, which combines scheduled maintenance and the upgrade programme. Contract value £5.4M. Typh-Sec2a
233 10/11/2006 Operations 36th aircraft - BS023 / ZJ 932 accepted off-contract (Block 2b single seater). Typh-Sec2a
234 29/11/2006 ASTA First Cockpit Trainer accepted at RAF Coningsby with initial software load (1.0). Typh-Sec2a
235 30/11/2006 Operations 37th aircraft - BS024 / ZJ 933 accepted off-contract (Block 2b single seater) Typh-Sec2a
236 30/11/2006 ASTA 134 NEFMO BOD agrees to proceed with a Restructured Programme for ASTA Tranche 1. UK participation is subject to IAB Approval which is to be sought by July 2007. Typh-Sec2a
237 14/12/2006 Operations 38th aircraft - BS025 / ZJ 934 accepted off-contract (Block 2b single seater) Typh-Sec2a
238 14/12/2006 Operations Retirement flight of DA4 from BAES Warton to RAF Coningsby. Typh-Sec2a
239 19/12/2006 Exports / MOU CDP signed the MOU for the Association of Austria with the Eurofighter programme. The MOU had already been signed by other NADs (for GE, IT, SP and Austria). Typh-Sec2a
240 09/01/2007 Operations BT 004 / ZJ 803, Block 1 aircraft, accepted off-contract following Retrofit 1 programme. Typh-Sec2a
241 10/01/2007 Future capability HM Treasury approval for Future Capability Programme (FCP) Phase 1 (CP210). Typh-Sec2a
242 19/01/2007 Future capability Main Gate approval note for Future Capability Programme (FCP) Phase 1 (CP210) issued by CSA, following IAB approval. Typh-Sec2a
243 26/01/2007 Operations 39th aircraft - BS 026 / ZJ 935 accepted off-contract (Block 2b single seater) Typh-Sec2a
244 29/01/2007 Operations Retirement flight of DA2 from BAES Warton to RAF Coningsby. Typh-Sec2a
245 12/02/2007 Operations 40th aircraft - BT 015 / ZJ 814 accepted off-contract (Block 2 twin seater). Typh-Sec2a
246 29/03/2007 Future capability Contract signed between GM NETMA and CEO EF GmbH for Future Capability Programme (FCP) Phase 1 (CP210) to provide UK Tranche 2 aircraft with an advanced Air-to-Surface capability, providing integration of Paveway IV and Litening III Laser Designator Pod. Typh-Sec2a
247 29/03/2007 Systems Contract signed between Typhoon IPT and Rolls-Royce for EJ200 engine module and spares support as the pre-runner to the Partnered Support Operational Phase 3 contract that is due 1 Jul 08. Contract valued at £24.1M. Typh-Sec2a
248 29/03/2007 Operations Formation of second Typhoon operational squadron, 11(F) Squadron, at RAF Coningsby. DES Typh-Sec2a
249 30/03/2007 Operations 41st aircraft - BS 027 / ZJ 936 accepted off-contract (Block 2b single seater). 16th aircraft in 2006/07 financial year. Typh-Sec2a
250 18/04/2007 Reform Strategic Cooperative Arrangement signed by GM NETMA, CEO EF GmbH, 4 Nations & 4 EPCs. Objective: Improve delivery of programme performance, cost and time, including support and availability through life. Typh-Sec2a
251 27/04/2007 Operations 42nd aircraft - BS 028 / ZJ 937 accepted off-contract (Block 2b single seater). 1st aircraft in 2007/08 financial year. Typh-Sec2a
252 09/05/2007 Reform Risk Sharing Agreement signed between four Eurofighter Partner Companies which defines processes for sharing costs associated with risks. The processes will apply to new work/contracts. Typh-Sec2a
253 16/05/2007 MOU Supplement 4 to MOU 7 relating to In Service Phase Activities for Eurofighter signed by Partner Nations. Typh-Sec2a
254 14/06/2007 Operations Typh-IPTL & DEC(TA) approved Main Gate Business Case (Cat D) for OED+ upgrade programme providing enhancements to improve certain capability aspects so that the aircraft can be considered for operational deployment from Jul 08. EF-IPT-ABW/05/04/07 dtd 11 Jun 07 Typh-Sec2a
255 21/06/2007 Tranche 3 A routine Board to Board meeting between Partner Nations and industry (Eurofighter GmbH and partner companies) lifted the block on Tranche 3 negotiations. Typh-Sec2a
256 22/06/2007 Operations First aircraft accepted off-contract from R2 Retrofit programme - BS 021 / ZJ 930. Typh-Sec2a
257 25/06/2007 Exports - Saudi Arabia CP129 - proposed diversion of 24 aircraft from UK Tranche 2 production line to Saudi Arabia export order - agreed by DEC(TA) (Customer 1) on 25 Jun 07 and HQ 1 Gp (Customer 2) on 8 Jun 07. EFIPT/06/10/01/10 (email filed 10 Jul 07 at 09:04) Typh-Sec2a
258 26/06/2007 Exports - Austria Eurofighter GmbH and Austrian Government announced reduction of the Austrian export order from 18 Typhoon to 15. Typh-Sec2a
259 28/06/2007 Operations 43rd aircraft - BS 001 - ZJ 910 accepted off-contract (Block 2 single seater). Typh-Sec2a
260 29/06/2007 Operations RAF Typhoon (3(F) Squadron) commenced operational duties for the first time when it began to take over responsibility for defence of the southern UK mainland from Tornado F3 (Southern Quick Reaction Alert (QRA(S)). Typh-Sec2a
261 29/06/2007 Tranche 3 GM NETMA wrote to CEO EF setting out proposed way forward on Tranche

3 (T3) with the target of signing the T3 contract by Dec 08 and requesting an Initial Firm Price proposal by 14 Dec 07 for a Baseline Requirement and

4 Options.

Letter E/100 1000 S/10836/8353/07/NU dtd 29 Jun 07 Typh-Sec2a
262 29/06/2007 Tranche 3 GM NETMA wrote to MD EJ setting out proposed way forward on Tranche 3 (T3) with the target of signing the T3 contract by Dec 08 and requesting a Firm Price proposal by 14 Dec 07 for a Baseline Requirement and 3 Options. Letter E/100 1000 S/10836/8454/07/NU dtd 3 Jul 07 Typh-Sec2a
263 09/07/2007 ASTA IAB (2* level) approved completion of Tranche 1 ASTA under a Restructured Programme Proposal and recognised the need to separate completion of Tranche 1 from consideration of Tranche 2. D/IAB/01_10/16_04/4 (IABSec 1187) dtd 9 Jul 07 Typh-Sec2a
264 12/07/2007 Exports - Austria First Typhoon aircraft for Austria delivered to customer - AS001 (Block 5 capability standard). Typh-Sec2a
265 27/07/2007 Operations 44th aircraft - BS 032 - ZJ 941 accepted off-contract (first Block 5 aircraft) (single seater). Typh-Sec2a
266 30/07/2007 Tranche 3 NETMA issued draft Request for Quotation to EF GmbH, requesting by 14 Dec 07 the submission of a contractually binding proposal for a Baseline Technical Requirement and 4 Options. E/100 2000 S/ 10836/9695/07/NU dtd 30 Jul 07 DES Typh-Sec2a
267 10/08/2007 Staff Air Cdre Alex Deytrikh left the post of Typhoon IPT Leader. DES Typh-Sec2a
268 28/08/2007 Staff Air Cdre Chris Bushell assumed post of Typhoon IPT Leader. DES Typh-Sec2a
269 29/08/2007 Operations 45th aircraft - BS 034 - ZJ 943 accepted off-contract (Block 5 single seater). DES Typh-Sec2a
270 29/08/2007 Operations Second aircraft accepted off-contract from R2 Retrofit programme - BS 024 / ZJ 933. DES Typh-Sec2a
271 11/09/2007 Operations DE&S Typhoon IPT and BAES signed contract for Typhoon Maintenance & Upgrade (TMU) programme, 2-year contract that follows on from WASMU contract and will deliver a 50% increase in on-aircraft maintenance and upgrade capability. Contract value £10.9M. DES Typh-Sec2a
272 13/09/2007 Operations 46th aircraft - BS 033 - ZJ 942 accepted off-contract (Block 5 single seater). DES Typh-Sec2a
273 17/09/2007 Exports - Saudi Arabia The Government of Saudi Arabia reached agreement with the UK Government to purchase 72 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft and a contract was signed. DES Typh-Sec2a
274 24/09/2007 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU 7 Supp 4 ILS MOU 7 Supplement 4 signed by all partner nations (Typh-IPTL for UK). Increases initial tranche of funding for Germany for activities outlined in Annex A to Supplement 2 to MOU7, noting that the amounts for the other 3 nations remain unchanged. DES Typh-Sec2a
275 25/09/2007 Systems Flight trials to capture temperature data in gun ammunition rounds in different locations within the gun and ammunition box completed successfully on 24/25 Sep. This data will be used by DOSG to support safety case for firing the gun on Typhoon. DES Typh-Sec2a
276 25/09/2007 Systems Flight trials to capture environmental data on A/S stores/configurations completed successfully on 24/25 Sep. This data will be used to support A/S stores carriage clearance. DES Typh-Sec2a
277 25/09/2007 Systems Flight trials to capture temperature data on an ERU cartridge holder in the outboard pylon completed successfully on 24/25 Sep 07. This data will be used to support formal DGM/DOSG clearance of CBC4 ERU cartridges for Typhoon. DES Typh-Sec2a
278 17/10/2007 Future capability As part of implementation of initial air-to-surface capability (CP193), first successful self-designated guided release of a single inert Enhanced Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb, using BT005 (trials aircraft operated by BAES), at Aberporth range. DES Typh-Sec2a
279 31/10/2007 Tranche 3 NETMA issued draft Request for Quotation to EJ GmbH, requesting by 14 Dec 07 the submission of a contractually binding proposal for a Baseline Technical Requirement and 3 Options. E/100 2000 S/

10836/12451/07/NU dtd 31 Oct 07

DES Typh-Sec2a
280 02/11/2007 Operations 47th aircraft - BS 035 - ZJ 944 accepted off-contract (Block 5 single seater). DES Typh-Sec2a
281 02/11/2007 Operations DE&S Typhoon IPT & BAES signed contract for GS&S Package 1, a 7-yr contract to provide a performance based Guaranteed Repair Turn Round Time service covering four structural items on Typhoon aircraft. Contract value £11.2M. Contract EF/00074 DES Typh-Sec2a
282 15/11/2007 Future capability First drop of a single inert Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) from in-service Typhoon (No 11(F) Sqn); LGB guided successfully onto target barge at Aberporth range by Rafael Litening III Laser Designator Pod fitted to BT005. DES Typh-Sec2a
283 15/11/2007 Exports - Saudi Arabia Signature by Typhoon IPT & BAES of Typhoon Aircraft Diversion & Replacement Agreement which diverts 24 RAF Tranche 2 aircraft to Saudi Arabia and provides replacement aircraft to the RAF. EFIPT-ABW/02/05/19 dtd 15 Nov 07 DES Typh-Sec2a
284 19/11/2007 Operations DE&S Typhoon IPT & BAES signed contract for Direct Line Feed Phase 2 (DLF Service for Typhoon consumables at RAF Coningsby & Warton Hanger 5), 5-yr contract for increased stock availability and reduced operational and process costs. Value £11.1M. Contract EF/00056 DES Typh-Sec2a
285 19/11/2007 Operations Contract for Direct Line Feed (DLF) Phase 2 Service for Typhoon consumables at RAF Coningsby & Warton Hanger 5 placed with BAES for a period of 5 years. Contract value £11.1M. DES Typh-Sec2a
286 27/11/2007 Operations 48th aircraft - BT 016 - ZJ 815 accepted off-contract (Block 5 twin seater). DES Typh-Sec2a
287 12/12/2007 Operations Contract for GS&S Package 2 placed with BAES for a period of 7 years, which will provide an "Availability Service" for a range of 25 BAES equipments. Contract value £6.3M. DES Typh-Sec2a
288 14/12/2007 Tranche 3 EF GmbH responded to NETMA on draft Request for Quotation for a Baseline Technical Requirement and 4 Options. Ref 1EF letter LTR-J-O-E-0742-CEO100 dtd 14 Dec 07 Ref 2

E/1002000S/10836/16520/07/NU dtd 19 Dec 07

DES Typh-Sec2a
289 14/12/2007 Tranche 3 EJ GmbH responded to NETMA on draft Request for Quotation for a Baseline Technical Requirement and 3 Options. Ref 1 EJ letter EJ107637 dtd 14 Dec 07 Ref 2

E/1002000S/10836/16524/07/NU dtd 19 Dec 07

DES Typh-Sec2a
290 19/12/2007 Exports - Denmark and Norway EADS(D) suspended its Denmark and Norway export campaigns. DES Typh-BMSec1
291 20/12/2007 Operations 49th aircraft - BS 036 - ZJ 945 accepted off-contract (final Block 5 single seater). "Remaining" 6 aircraft out of 55 contracted under Tranche 1 comprises 4 development aircraft and 2 aircraft diverted to Austria which will be replaced under Tranche 2. DES Typh-Sec2a
292 20/12/2007 Operations Third aircraft accepted off-contract from R2 Retrofit programme - BS 026 / ZJ 935. DES Typh-Sec2a
293 01/01/2008 Operations Air Defence Operational Employment Date (ADX OED) declared, which enables Typhoon to deploy overseas on air-to-air missions. EC(TA)/Typhoon/11/01 dtd 10 Dec 07 DES Typh-Sec2a
294 15/01/2008 ASTA IAB approved Review Note for ASTA Tranche 2 hardware committing expenditure at an Approved Budgetary level of £75.5M CDEL and £8.2M IRDEL and requiring submission of Main Gate Business Case by mid 2008 which is to address through life support. D/IAB/01_10/16_04/4 (IABSec 2257) dtd 15 Jan 08 DES Typh-Sec2a
295 22/01/2008 Tranche 3 NETMA wrote to Eurofighter calling for reconsideration of their Dec 07 proposal for Tranche 3. Letter E/1002000S/10836/914/08/NU dtd 24 Jan 08 also refers. E/1002000S/10836/643/08/NU dtd 22 Jan 08 DES Typh-Sec2a
296 22/01/2008 Tranche 3 NETMA wrote to Eurojet calling for reconsideration of their Dec 07 proposal for Tranche 3. Letter E/1002000S/10836/918/08/NU dtd 24 Jan 08 also refers. E/1002000S/10836/677/NU dtd 22 Jan 08 DES Typh-Sec2a
297 25/01/2008 Exports - Saudi Arabia DGM NETMA and CEO EF signed the Salam Agreement under which 24 UK ac are diverted to Saudi, 48 ac are procured outside of core programme for Saudi. E/7201400S/42385/1128/08/NU dtd 29 Jan 08 DES Typh-Sec2a
298 04/02/2008 Future Support Office of Government Commerce (OGC) Gateway Review of Typhoon Future Support conducted 4-8 Feb 08 to examine progress of Future Support programme and likelihood of successful delivery. DES Typh-Sec2a
299 13/02/2008 Tranche 3 Eurofighter submitted its revised proposal for Tranche 3. LTR-J-O-E-0821-CEO100 dtd 13 Feb 08 DES Typh-Sec2a
300 13/02/2008 Tranche 3 Eurojet submitted its revised proposal for Tranche 3. EJ107758 dtd 13 Feb 08 DES Typh-Sec2a
301 22/02/2008 Tranche 3 NETMA confirmed to Eurofighter GmbH receipt of the revised proposal for Tranche 3 and that NETMA/Nations wished to continue discussion on that proposal as a baseline. E/7201000S/42446/2166/08/NU dtd 22 Feb 08 DES Typh-Sec2a
302 22/02/2008 Tranche 3 NETMA confirmed to Eurojet receipf of the revised proposal for Tranche 3 and that NETMA/Nations wished to continue discussion on that proposal as a baseline. E/7301000S/10836/2168/08/NU dtd 22 Feb 08 DES Typh-Sec2a
303 01/04/2008 Operations RAF Typhoon (3(F) Squadron) assumed full responsibility for defence of the southern UK mainland (Southern Quick Reaction Alert (QRA(S)) (role previously shared with Tornado F3). DES Typh-Sec2a
304 01/04/2008 Operations Typhoon declared to NATO in the deployable Air Defence - Advanced role. DES Typh-Sec2a
305 03/04/2008 Tranche 3 Defence Board directed DG Typhoon & DCDS(EC) to produce a fuller evaluation of through life costs and capability to inform final decisions on Typhoon numbers later in 2008. DES Typh-BMSec1
306 04/04/2008 Operations Four aircraft declared Air Defence capable ([email protected]). DES Typh-Sec2a
307 21/04/2008 Operations Signature by NETMA and Eurofighter GmbH of Loan Agreement for BS038 for purpose of testing. All testing tasks to be undertaken at BAES at Warton. Loan terminates on successful completion of GRT/SCT Tests or on 31 May 08, whichever occurs earlier. E/7501110S/42324/4997/08/NU dtd 5 Apr (sic) 08 DES Typh-Sec2a
308 23/04/2008 Operations BS36 (ZJ 943) of 17(R) Sqn landed without any undercarriage deployed at US Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, California while on Ex HIGH RIDER. Pilot unhurt. DES Typh-Sec2a
309 30/04/2008 Operations Signature by NETMA and Eurofighter GmbH of Loan Agreement for BT005 for purpose of Ground and/or Flight Trials. Aircraft to be operated from BAES at Warton. Agreement extends loan to 30 Apr 09. E/7501110S/42324/4999/08/NU dtd 5 Apr (sic) 08 DES Typh-Sec2a
310 12/06/2008 Tranche 3 No 10 concurred with the Defence Secretary's minute (MSU 7/4/4/11G dtd 2 Jun 08) agreeing that UK could proceed with Tranche 3 negotiating strategy and propose a minimum UK offtake of 16 "new" aircraft (40 including the 24 SALAM replacement aircraft). Email from Fletcher (No 10) to Ferguson (APS SofS) DES Typh-Sec2a
311 19/06/2008 Tranche 3 UK proposal of minimum UK offtake of 16 "new" aircraft (40 including 24 SALAM replacement aircraft) tabled at meeting of Partner Nations. DES Typh-Sec2a
312 24/06/2008 Tranche 3 BERR wrote to S of S supporting the proposal to indicate the minimum number of new aircraft (in addition to UK secured export aircraft) for the purpose of negotiations with the Partner Nations. Letter in EFIPT-ABW/04/01/12 DES Typh-BMSec1
313 25/06/2008 Exports Agreement signed by NETMA and Typhoon IPT (agreed by Partner Nations) for temporary transfer of IPA1 from Industry to MOD UK to perform Hot and High Trials in Saudi Arabia. IPA1 will be returned to Industry by end Sep 08. E/7201100S/42385/7001/08/NU dtd 24 Jun 08 DES Typh-Sec2a
314 01/07/2008 Operations Multi-Role Operational Employment Date declared, which enables Typhoon to deploy on overseas operations with multi-role, air-to-surface capability. DES Typh-Sec2a
315 25/07/2008 ASTA OGC Gateway Review Investment Decision to confirm the full Business Case and benefits plan declared a Delivery Confidence Assessment at Amber/Green. EFIPT-ABW/04/06 DES Typh-BMSec1
316 30/07/2008 Exports NETMA, Eurofighter (EF) GmbH and MOD Germany signed "Austria -Transfer Agreement", transferring six Typhoon Tranche 1 aircraft from Germany to EF GmbH in support of the Austria export order. Germany to receive 6 Tranche 2 aircraft in replacement. E/7201100S/42386/8585/08/NU dtd 31 Jul 08 DES Typh-BMSec1
317 01/08/2008 Tranche 3 IAB approved the Review Note for Typhoon Tranche 3 Long Lead Time Activities and Last Time Buys (see D/VCDS&2ndPUS/4/8/1 dtd 1 Aug 08) Email in EFIPT-ABW/04/01/12 dtd 1 Aug 08 DESTyph-BMSec1
318 12/09/2008 Operations Type Acceptance achieved for Tranche 2 aircraft. Email in EFIPT/04 DES Typh-BMSec1
319 21/10/2008 Operations First two Tranche 2 aircraft delivered to RAF Coningsby, witnessed by Min(DES) - BS 039 / ZJ 946 and BS 040 / ZJ 947. DES Typh-BMSec1
320 27/10/2008 Operations BS36 / ZJ 943 ("China Lake accident" aircraft) arrived at RAF Brize Norton from USA. DES Typh-BMSec1
321 26/11/2008 Operations 3rd Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 038 / ZJ 946 - accepted off-contract. DES Typh-BMSec1
322 04/12/2008 Operations Release to Service achieved for Tranche 2 aircraft. DES Typh-BMSec1
323 05/12/2008 Main Development Contract NETMA & Eurojet (EJ) GmbH signed agreement on EJ Main Development Closure - acknowledging completion of MDC work, achievement by EJ of Full Operational Clearance and the definition of the remaining activities to formally close the MDC. E/7201100S/45000-30/13675/08/NU dtd 9 Dec 08 DES Typh-BMSec1
324 19/12/2008 Operations 4th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 041 / ZJ 948 - accepted off-contract. DES Typh-BMSec1
325 19/12/2008 Exports - Saudi Arabia First Saudi Arabia delivery. Tranche 2 BS 042 accepted off-contract and delivered to RAF, then handed back to BAE Systems so that Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) can conduct their own acceptance process. DES Typh-BMSec1
326 16/01/2009 Tranche 3 MinSub requesting agreement, for purpose of current negotiations with PNs/Industry, UK's intention, subject to Departmental & HMT approval, to purchase 16 new Tranche 3 aircraft in accordance with Defence Board endorsed strategy. DGT/06/10 dtd 16 Jan 09 in EFIPT-ABW/04/01/12 DES Typh-BMSec1
327 04/03/2009 Support Contract for Typhoon Availability Service (TAS) placed with BAE Systems for a period of 5 years. Contract value £450M. DES Typh-BMSec1
328 27/03/2009 Tranche 3 S of S wrote to Chancellor of the Exchequer with an update on MOD's examination across programme of expenditure; also lengthy background on Tranche 3 and reasons why UK needs to agree a way forward. D/MSU/7/4/4/11 dated 27 Mar 09. Letter in EFIPT-ABW/04/01/12 DES Typh-BMSec1
329 30/03/2009 Operations 5th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 037 / ZJ 944 - accepted off-contract. DES Typh-BMSec1
330 08/04/2009 Operations 6th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 045 / ZJ 949 - accepted off-contract. DES Typh-BMSec1
331 22/04/2009 Tranche 3 Lord Mandelson, SofS BERR wrote to Chancellor of the Exchequer supporting Tranche 3 from the perspective of employment and exports. Letter in EFIPT-ABW/04/01/12 DES Typh-BMSec1
332 19/05/2009 Tranche 3 Min(DES) signed the Ministerial Agreement which was previously signed by Germany, Italy and Spain on 2 Apr 09. The Agreement contains a statement of principles which will underpin the next stage of negotiations between NETMA and industry on Tranche 3. D/MST/7/4/4/11 dtd 19 May 09 in EFIPT/ABW/04/01/12 DES Typh-BMSec1
333 20/05/2009 Operations 7th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 047 / ZJ 950 - accepted off-contract. DES Typh-BMSec1
334 11/06/2009 Exports - Saudi Arabia Roll Out Ceremony at BAE Systems' Warton site for the first two Typhoon aircraft produced for the Royal Saudi Air Force under the Salam Project. Attended by Min(AF). DES Typh-BMSec1
335 12/06/2009 Tranche 3 Defence Board considered the paper on "Typhoon Tranche 3 and Future Support", and approved the recommendations in the paper. DES Typh-BMSec1
336 15/07/2009 Tranche 3 HM Treasury letter to MOD SofS on Tranche 3 Main Gate Business Case, advising MOD to consult No 10. Letter of 15 Jul 09 DES Typh-BMSec1
337 24/07/2009 Tranche 3 No 10 letter to MOD giving Prime Minister's agreement to Tranche 3 contract. Email of 27 Jul 09 from MSU DES Typh-BMSec1
338 31/07/2009 Contracts Contracts for Tranche 3A signed between GM NETMA and CEOs of Eurofighter GmbH and Eurojet GmbH. UK to receive 16 new aircraft and 24 replacement aircraft for those diverted to Saudi Arabia. Overall contract value for UK c. £3Bn. DES Typh-BMSec1
339 12/08/2009 Operations 8th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 053 / ZK 301 - accepted off-contract. DES Typh-BMSec1
340 21/08/2009 Operations 9th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 052 / ZK 300 - accepted off-contract. DES Typh-BMSec1
341 23/09/2009 Operations Tranche 2 Typhoon aircraft formally took over air defence duties in Falkland Islands. DES Typh-BMSec1
342 20/10/2009 Operations 10th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 054 / ZK 302 - accepted off-contract. DES Typh-BMSec1
343 29/10/2009 Staff AVM Phil Osborn, Head of Capability (Deep Target Attack) assumed Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) role for Combat Air including Typhoon. Role fulfilled as Chair of Combat Air Programme Board. Replaced in this role by Air Cdre Mark Roberts on 30 Nov 10. DES Typh-BMSec1
344 30/10/2009 Support Contract for ongoing Typhoon support placed with QinetiQ for 3 years. DES Typh-BMSec1
345 11/11/2009 Operations 11th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 055 / ZK 304 - accepted off-contract. DES Typh-BMSec1
346 24/11/2009 Operations 12th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 056 / ZK 305 - accepted off-contract. DES Typh-BMSec1
347 17/12/2009 Operations 13th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 057 / ZK 306 - accepted off-contract. DES Typh-BMSec1
348 31/12/2009 Support Contract for Partnered Support Operational Phase 3 (PSOP3 - known as Engine Availability Service) placed with Rolls-Royce for a period of 10 years. Contract value £865M. DES Typh-BMSec1
349 04/01/2010 Staff Air Cdre Hugh Donohoe assumed post of Head of Typhoon Team.
350 20/01/2010 Operations 14th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 058 / ZK 307 - accepted off-contract. DES Typh-BMSec1
351 22/04/2010 Operations 15th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 059 / ZK 308 - accepted off-contract. DES Typh-BMSec1
352 27/05/2010 Operations 16th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 060 / ZK 309 - accepted off-contract DES Typh-BMSec1
353 24/08/2010 Operations Spanish Air Force Typhoon (ST 008) crashed shortly after take-off on a training flight from Moron Air Force Base, Spain. Pilot from Royal Saudi Air Force lost his life during ejection from aircraft. Spanish Air Force instructor survived ejection. DES Typh-BMSec1
354 25/08/2010 Operations Commander Spanish Air Force stopped all non-operational flying by Spanish Air Force Typhoon aircraft, pending further information being available about the crash on 24 Aug 10. DES Typh-BMSec1
355 25/08/2010 Operations Subsequent to ST 008 crash, Typhoon Project Engineer (DES Typh-SysMgr) advised that RAF Typhoon flying continue without additional restriction given the lack of any evidence to undermine confidence in the extant aircraft safety case. DES Typh-BMSec1
356 06/09/2010 Operations 6(Fighter) Squadron stood-up at RAF Leuchars. DES Typh-BMSec1
357 30/09/2010 Operations 17th Tranche 2 aircraft - BT 024 - accepted off-contract. DES Typh-BMSec1
358 01/10/2010 Operations Activation of the second Typhoon Main Operating Base, RAF Leuchars. DES Typh-BMSec1
359 01/10/2010 Staff Head of Typhoon Team (Air Cdre H Donohoe) received Letter of Delegation from DE&S Director Combat Air (AVM S Bollom). DES/D-CA/LoD/1 dtd 1 Oct 10 DES Typh-BMSec1
360 14/10/2010 Operations 18th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 064 - accepted off-contract. DES Typh-BMSec1
361 25/10/2010 Operations 19th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 063 - accepted off-contract. DES Typh-BMSec1
362 17/11/2010 Operations 20th Tranche 2 aircraft - BT 017 / ZK 303 - accepted off-contract. DES Typh-BMSec1
363 30/11/2010 Air Cdre Mark Roberts, Head of Capability (Deep Target Attack) assumed Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) role for Combat Air including Typhoon. Role fulfilled as Chair of Combat Air Programme Board. DES Typh-BMSec1
364 07/12/2010 Operations 21st Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 067 / ZK 312 - accepted off-contract. DES Typh-BMSec1
365 10/12/2010 Operations 22nd Tranche 2 aircraft - BT 025 / ZK 380 - accepted off-contract. DES Typh-BMSec1
366 15/12/2010 Operations Joint Force (RAF and Royal Navy) Harrier fleet retired after 41 years of service. The fleet was taken out of service early as determined by the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010. DES Typh-BMSec1



 
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