The Typhoon is the result of a multinational partnership between the UK, Spain, Italy, and Germany who share collective responsibility for the development, manufacture, deployment, maintenance, export and decommissioning of the aircraft.
The UK pays 37.5% of the costs for this in-line with the principle that each nation pays a proportion of the costs depending on their fleet size. Within the UK our primary industry partners are BAE systems, Rolls-Royce and Airbus.
Typhoon was delivered across three “tranches” with each tranche representing iterative and substantive capability improvements over the last. We have 137 aircraft still operational and in-service, the last of which is due to go out of service in 2040. For Typhoon, the approved production and in-service support costs were £31.1 billion.
The economic and industrial benefits include 100,000 high wage and high skilled jobs over the lifespan of Typhoon, independence from the USA and security of supply.