Norway Renews Eurofighter Development Agreement

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Eurofighter visits Norway(click to view full) In January 2007, “Norway Signs on to JSF Production Phase, But Keeps Options Open” quoted Norwegian Defence Minister Anne-Grete Strom-Erichsen: “The negotiations with JAS Gripen and Eurofighter which commenced early January 2007 are well on track… Progress has also been made in the negotiations over development agreements with the two other candidates in the combat aircraft acquisition project, JAS Gripen and Eurofighter.” Negotiations with respect to the JAS-39N Gripen option bore fruit in April 2007. Now it’s Eurofighter’s turn… On May 15, 2007, the Eurofighter partnership of Alenia Aeronautica (Italy), BAE Systems (United Kingdom), EADS CASA (Spain), and EADS Germany announced a Letter of Agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Defence that could be worth up to EUR 75 million over the next 4 years. The 2007 agreement sets out the principles to be applied to industrial contracts, and includes a funding commitment from the Norwegian Ministry of Defense to cover the development contracts between Norwegian and Eurofighter’s partner companies. It extends a 2003 Industrial Participation Agreement worth EUR 35.7 million, which covered 10 Eurofighter development projects with 6 Norwegian companies – including work on target imagining, advanced radar technology, noise suppression, 3D Archiving […]

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