The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a £350m deal with Rolls-Royce to maintain Typhoon fighter jets engines.
Defence minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan said, “Not only will this contract help to maintain our world-class jets, it secures 175 jobs across the UK and boosts the skills base our world-leading defence industry relies upon.
“Together with our multimillion-pound upgrade programme, this contract will ensure our Typhoon fleet continues to dominate the skies in the decades to come.”
Air Marshal Julian Young, Chief of Materiel, Defence Equipment & Support, said: “Typhoon is a formidable, battle-winning aircraft and the backbone of UK Combat Airpower.
“This new deal on the EJ200 engine is demonstrable evidence that we remain committed to working with our industrial partners to drive down support costs and at the same time pursue excellence and deliver great equipment to the front line.”
Around 175 Rolls-Royce jobs in Bristol, RAF Lossiemouth in Moray and RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire will be supported.