BAE to lower price of Eurofighter Typhoon

07/02/2012

Following the recent Indian award of a $20bn contract for fighter jets to the French company Dassault, UK-based defence contractor BAE Systems is considering reducing the price of its Eurofighter Typhoon. BAE runs this project together with EADS and Finmeccanica. BAE chief executive Ian King said: “I will be discussing with our partners what we do next. In my view, all options are on the table.” BAE emphasised that the Typhoon in the long run has a technical advantage over the chosen Rafale, currently the cheaper solution for India. The Indian decision came at a surprise to many experts, as the Rafale had not yet been exported. It is believed, India chose the Rafale for the generous technology transfer agreements offered by Dassault.

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