Eurofighter, Eurojet and the NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency have signed fixed-price agreements covering production of the first batch of 148 EF2000 fighters and 363 engines.

The so-called "Supplement 2" agreements have translated the maximum prices defined in the production contracts signed in January into fixed-price firm orders, worth about DM14 billion ($8.3 billion). The UK will take 55 aircraft from this batch, Germany 44, Italy 29 and Spain 20.

The agreements include spare engines and equipment for the first tranche of aircraft, as well as long lead-time items for the second batch of 232 aircraft. Further orders for spares, ground support equipment and training aids are expected to be finalised in the next few months, says Eurofighter.

Source: Flight International