Job prospects fly in Eurofighter.A LOCAL engineering chief has welcomed the Government's decision to order a third batch of Eurofighter Typhoon This article is about a fighter aircraft. For the computer game, see Eurofighter Typhoon (computer game).
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The programme is expected to sustain up to 16,000 jobs in the UK aerospace industry, as well as 5,000 at BAE Systems BAE Systems
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The number and cost of the aircraft are still to be determined.
Tony Sarginson, regional manager of manufacturers organisation EEF EEF Engineering Employers Federation (UK)
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He said: "It's got to be good news; it's not been an easy time for manufacturers lately.
"The decision will provide some much-needed certainty over orders for the UK's defence sector and will help safeguard skilled jobs throughout the supply chain." Several Tees Valley firms have grown on the back of work gained from the aerospace sector.
Last year Stillington-based Darchem won an pounds 8m contract to supply parts for the biggest aircraft carriers to be built in Britain.
The 65,000 tonne carriers - HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales Seven ships of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Prince of Wales, after the Prince of Wales.
Meanwhile Middlesbrough IT firm Onyx Group has expanded following a string of contract wins on sensitive military and defence projects.
Last year technical director Sean Allison said: "The way data is handled and transmitted to and from remote sites is critical on large-scale projects such as a new-build aircraft.
"Protection of sensitive data on military aircraft and the ability to integrate complex networks are becoming major issues for the aerospace and defence industries." The Eurofighter announcement will quell concerns that the order for a third batch of the controversial jets might be cancelled.
The Ministry of Defence said a contract for the new jets would be signed once negotiations involving the manufacturers and the Eurofighter programme's partner nations - the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain - had concluded.
The Eurofighter, seen as a replacement for the Tornado, has been dogged by delays and cost over-runs.
Critics claim it was conceived during the Cold War as a counter to the latest Russian fighters and is no longer a military priority..
FIGHTER JOY: Defence suppliers have hailed the decision to order a third delivery of Eurofighters especially, inset, Tony Sarginson, the regional manager of the EEF