Consortium and Terma A/S have signed a Memorandum of Understanding,
MoU, aiming to pursue areas of mutual interest
Halbergsmoos/Lystrup (ots) - The background for the agreement is
deliberations by the Danish government on which aircraft to select
for the replacement of the F-16 during the coming years. The
Eurofighter is among the three candidates for the replacement. A
final decision is expected within the next 2-3 years. With this MoU,
Terma and the Eurofighter Consortium are in a good position to pursue
the industrial possibilities together in the event that the
Eurofighter is selected.
Terma, as the leading Defence and Aerospace Company in Denmark,
has unique knowledge and experience in the design and production of
aircraft structural parts, military electronics and control and
integration of electronic warfare systems for all types of military
The Eurofighter Consortium is the lead manufacturer in Europe of
fighter aircraft, with great expertise in aircraft design and
production, international co-operation, and with customers in several
countries. This MoU between the Eurofighter Consortium and Terma
forms a good basis to bring together the expertise of the two parties
resulting in good value for potential customers and also to sound and
profitable business relations between the parties.
Aloysius Rauen, CEO of Eurofighter GmbH comments: "We have
demonstrated over the years that the spirit of partnership is a vital
element of the Eurofighter program. This agreement with Terma will
further extend the possibilities of the Eurofighter Consortium to
reach potential export customers."
Jens Maaloe, President and CEO of Terma A/S comments: "The
selection of Denmark's future fighter aircraft is expected within
two-three years. Among the candidates for the replacement of the F-16
is the Eurofighter Typhoon. With the competencies that we possess
within aerostructures, electronic warfare and other avionics systems,
we believe that we can add operational value to the Eurofighter that
will benefit the customers, Terma and the Eurofighter Consortium
Eurofighter Typhoon is an advanced swing-role combat aircraft,
developed and produced by the leading aerospace companies, Alenia
Aeronautica, BAE SYSTEMS, EADS in Germany and EADS CASA, of the four
partner countries, Italy, United Kingdom, Germany and Spain.
The Eurofighter partner nations have orders for 620 aircraft: 180
for Germany, 121 for Italy, 87 for Spain and 232 for the United
Kingdom. An additional export order of 18 Eurofighter Typhoon has
been signed with the Government of Austria.
Eurofighter Typhoon has the largest confirmed production contract
order book of any next generation fighter aircraft.
Terma develops products and systems for a number of civilian and
military applications. Terma's business areas encompass Radar
Systems, Command and Control Systems, self-protection systems for
aircraft, systems for tactical reconnaissance, Air Traffic Management
Systems, systems for Space applications, and development of
structural parts for the aircraft industry.
Terma A/S is headquartered at Lystrup, Denmark with subsidiaries
and offices in a number of European countries and in the USA. The
company has a staff of 1,100, and during 2005/06, had a 135 million
Euro turnover with an 87 per cent export share.
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