RAF Typhoon leads the race to secure £7bn arms deal – Telegraph http://t.co/YzxtWGNI
The above report suggests that purely on technical terms, Eurofigher is ahead in MMRCA race.
“There are a number of cost and strategic considerations which still have to be looked at, but in purely technical terms, Eurofighter is ahead,”
The Eurofighter is more expensive than its competitors in upfront costs but the Typhoon consortium is confidant that it will be cheaper than it’s competitors over the life of it’s deployment.
The report adds “Winning the contract would be a jobs boost not just for BAE Systems’ Warton plant in Lancashire but also the Rolls-Royce factory in Bristol, where its EuroJet 200 engines are built. It would also benefit 300 small and medium enterprises throughout Britain.”