COMUNICADO: Eurofighter for Austria Industry and Government Reach Agreement

Actualizado 26/06/2007 21:33:49 CET

HALLBERGMOOS, Germany and WIEN, Austria, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Eurofighter consortium has reached agreement with the Government of Austria on cost reductions of the Eurofighter procurement. The consortium thus reacts towards the political development in Austria to secure the programme in the long term and at a very advanced stage.

The agreement covers:

-- delivery of 15 aircraft with latest capability standard of Tranche 1,

-- equipment standard strictly meeting the requirement for air surveillance,

-- a price reduction on the negotiated In-service Support Contract that has not been signed yet.

Adapting the contractual contents leads to a EUR 370 million reduction of total contract value.

Aloysius Rauen, Chief Executive Officer of Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH, comments: "The Eurofighter consortium of Alenia Aeronautica, BAE Systems, EADS CASA and EADS Deutschland has always pointed out that an agreement meeting both sides' interests can be achieved, if the partners don't insist on contrasting positions, but try to find a solution meeting the objectives of both parties. In this spirit the achieved results represent a classic mutual agreement, supported by both sides.

With introducing the Eurofighter Typhoon the Republic of Austria will operate the World's most advanced fighter aircraft to secure and defend their national air space. Austria now belongs firmly to the Eurofighter community of five nations, benefiting from the advantages the programme delivers in operation and support."

The contents of the agreement will be integrated into the procurement contract, earlier versions will be invalid.


For More Information contact
Wolfdietrich Hoeveler
Vice President Communications
Eurofighter GmbH
+49-811-801-555 (Office)
+49-811-801557 (Fax)
+49-170-855-0474 (Mobile)
wolfdietrich.hoeveler@eurofighter.com

For More Information contact: Wolfdietrich Hoeveler, Vice President Communications, Eurofighter GmbH, +49-811-801-555 (Office), +49-811-801557 (Fax), +49-170-855-0474 (Mobile), wolfdietrich.hoeveler@eurofighter.com

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