BAE Systems has received a contract valued in excess of £30 million from the UK Ministry of Defence for the provision of Harrier mechanical support on an availability basis.
Under the contract BAE Systems Customer Solutions & Support will ensure that a wide range of structural and mechanical components will be available for front line aircraft when they are needed. Typical components include windscreens/canopies, access panels, undercarriage doors and detailed components.
Alan Dalton, Business Support Manager for the Harrier Integrated Project Team for the Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO) said: “This contract builds upon the substantial savings already achieved through joint working with BAE Systems on the Harrier Pulse-line facility, the Joint Upgrade and Maintenance Programme and contributes to the DLO cost reduction targets, delivering better value for money for taxpayers while providing business growth for BAE Systems.”
Nigel Davey, business director for Harrier at BAE Systems added: “This contract provides BAE Systems with another excellent opportunity to demonstrate its capabilities in undertaking the new style of availability contracts. It will be extremely important for us to demonstrate success so that we can give our customer – the UK Ministry of Defence – continued confidence of our ability and commitment to partner with them in providing a total aircraft availability service across the whole Harrier fleet.”
BAE Systems has major operations across five continents and customers in some 130 countries. The Company employs nearly 100,000 people and generates annual sales of approximately $25 billion through its wholly owned and joint-venture operations.
BAE Systems Agrees New Availability Contract for Harrier Mechanicals