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Eurofighter Typhoon EF-2000 - Chronology

ID Date of Event Description Detail
1 01/12/1983 Partner Nation Agreements UK, FR, GE, SP, IT Chief of Staff agree and issue an outline air staff target for a new combat aircraft to enter service with the respective air forces for all 5 nations in the mid 90s.
2 01/07/1984 Programme Initial feasibility study launched for new European combat aircraft.
3 23/04/1985 Approval - CSA Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) seeks Ministerial approval for Production Definition phase.
4 07/05/1985 Approval Project Definition OD agrees to PD phase for EFA and studies into alternatives, including UK national solution.
5 01/07/1985 Partner Nation Agreements France withdraws from European combat aircraft partnership in favour of its own national solution - Rafale.
6 01/08/1985 Programme Commencement of project definition phase.
7 19/09/1985 Meeting - BOD 1st full meeting of the EFA Steering Group.
8 01/12/1985 Programme European air staff requirement agreed.
9 05/12/1985 Meeting - JSC 1st full meeting of the EFA Steering Committee.
10 21/02/1986 Approval - Treasury Treasury approval for EFA Production Definition.
11 28/04/1986 Meeting - BOD 8th BOD agrees to the extension of the PD phase until 30 Sep 86 in view of additional tasks placed on industry.
12 12/05/1986 Approval - EPC EPC approves (ex-committee) extension of PD phase to 30 Sep 86.
13 01/06/1986 Industry Formation of Eurofighter Jagdflugzeg GmbH (EF GmbH), in Munich, as the primary weapons systems contractor.
14 02/06/1986 Approval - Treasury MOD again seeks Treasury approval for P120 evaluation.
15 07/06/1986 Programme Finalisation of baseline build standard for weapon system
16 09/06/1986 Approval -Treasury Treasury approval for P120 evaluation.
17 23/06/1986 Commercial - BAC Contract with BAE for EFA PD studies, effective from 1 Sep 85 until 31 Jul 86, but later extended to 30 Sep 86.
18 26/06/1986 Commercial - Rolls Royce Contract with RR for EFA Engine PD studies, effective from 1 Sep 85 until 31 Jul 86, but later extended to 30 Sep 86.
19 08/08/1986 Operations British Aerospace flew the experimental aircraft programme (EAP) advanced technology demonstrator prototype, ZF534, from Warton.
20 01/09/1986 Programme Completion of project definition stage.
21 01/09/1986 Industry Eurojet Turbo GmbH formed. Eurojet GmbH comprises following companies are Motoren-und-Union (MTU), Rolls-Royce, FiatAvio and Industria de Turbo Propulsores (ITP).
22 01/10/1986 Programme - DRRR Start of Definition Refinement and Risk Reduction (DRRR) Phase - effective until 31 Jul 87.
23 17/10/1986 Approval - DRRR CA writes to CSA requesting approval for Definition Refinement and Risk Reduction (DRRR) phase from 1 Oct 86.
24 21/10/1986 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU 1 European Fighter Aircraft (EFA) General MOU 1 Signed. This MOU is concerned with the general principles which govern the conduct of the programme.
25 18/11/1986 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU 2 - Definition Phase MOU 2 - Definition Phase signed. This MOU covers the definition work necessary to enable partners to reach a decision on whether to proceed jointly with full development.
26 27/11/1986 Approval - DRRR EPC agreement (ex-committee) to Definition Refinement and Risk Reduction (DRRR) phase (retrospectively from 1 Oct 86).
27 27/11/1986 Approval - Treasury DRRR MOD seeks Treasury approval for Definition Refinement and Risk Reduction (DRRR) funding.
28 15/12/1986 Approval - Ministerial DRRR MOD seeks Ministerial approval for Definition Refinement and Risk Reduction (DRRR) phase.
29 18/12/1986 Approval -Treasury DRRR Treasury approval for Definition Refinement and Risk Reduction (DRRR) phase expenditure.
30 11/06/1987 Exports - Greece Maj-Gen Kolonis RAF, Greek NAD, signals EFA nations' NADS requesting observer status, in advance of possible request to join programme as full participant.
31 30/07/1987 Approval - EPC DRRR EPC approves (ex-committee) extension of DRRR phase to 31 Dec 87, with assumed start date for full development of 1 Jan 88.
32 06/11/1987 Approval - EPC EPC endorses submission for full development of EFA.
33 24/03/1988 Exports - Norway Briefing on EFA to Norwegian Air Staff in Oslo.
34 21/04/1988 Approval - OD OD agrees to EFA full development. Cabinet informed.
35 25/04/1988 Parliamentary - Full development announced S of S announces UK decision to embark on full development, subject to satisfactory contractual negotiation.
36 04/05/1988 Partner Nation Agreements -Germany Germany announces approval to embark on EFA Development.
37 16/05/1988 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU 3 Development Development MOU 3 signed. This MOU covers the design, development and demonstration of a weapon system along with cost and risk assessments which will enable participants to reach a decision on whether to proceed jointly with a production phase.
38 23/11/1988 Commercial - MDC Signature of Main Development Contracts (MDC) for the weapon system and engine, marked commencement of the full-scale development phase.
39 23/11/1988 Commercial - MDC Main development contracts signed by GM NEFMA.
40 25/11/1988 Commercial First UK (retrospective) payment released to Eurofighter for development work undertaken prior to contract signature, covering the period Jan to Oct 88.
41 29/11/1988 Commercial First UK (retrospective) payment released to Eurojet under main development contract, covering period Jan-Oct 88.
42 13/03/1992 Commercial - DASS Contract awarded to Euro-DASS for defensive aids sub-system.
43 10/12/1992 Partner Nation Agreements At Defence Ministers conference, aircraft relaunched as Eurofighter 2000, reflecting what was then planned as its service entry date, 3 yrs later than originally intended.
44 10/12/1992 Partner Nation Agreements Brussels Communique by partner nations Ministers of Defence announcing intention to slow down and reorientate the programme in line with newly defined military requirements.
45 21/01/1994 Requirements Revised European Staff Requirement-Development signed by the air staff chiefs of the 4 participating nations for development of the new European fighter aircraft.
46 27/03/1994 Operations First flight of DA1/98+29 from Manching.
47 06/04/1994 Programme - first flight of second development aircraft First flight of second development aircraft from Warton, BAE built DA2/ZH588.
48 01/12/1994 Approval - ASTA ASTA studies and competition for provisional supplier approved by EAC.
49 01/12/1994
Event date
not specified,
defaulted 1st
of month
Programme - CSA report Chief Scientist Adviser's report on the technical status of the Eurofighter programme concludes EF2000 design is well balanced and closely matched to the requirement and that the aircraft would be more effective in its primary air combat role.
50 06/12/1994 Exports - Norway Germany signs Norway LOU in Bonn relating to release of information to the Norwegian MOD. Valid for 5 years.
51 01/01/1995
Event date
not specified,
defaulted 1st
of month
Approval - Treasury Treasury approved funding for the UK contribution to the development phase of the project.
52 18/01/1995 Exports - Norway Italy signs Norway LOU in Rome.
53 31/01/1995 Exports - Norway SP and UK sign Norway LOU in Munich.
54 07/02/1995 Exports - Norway Norway signs Norway LOU in Oslo.
55 04/06/1995 Operations Alenia-built third development aircraft DA3/MM-X602, the first with EJ200 power plants, first flown in Turin/Caselle.
56 06/07/1995 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU 4 MOU 4 - Reorientation signed. This MOU addresses post cold-war requirements and modifies (reorients) the provisions set out in the Development MOU 3.
57 18/09/1995 Staff Nick Pearce takes over as Typhoon IPTL.
58 18/10/1995 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU 5 MOU 5 signed. This MOU sets out the arrangements governing the integration of the NAMMA and NEFMA agencies to form NETMA.
59 01/11/1995
Event date
not specified,
defaulted 1st
of month
Commercial - Radar Proposed shift of responsibility for management of the radar sub-contract from DASA to Bae endorsed by nations.
60 09/11/1995 Operations Sqn Ldr Simon Dyde became first RAF pilot to fly the Eurofighter (DA2) from BAE Warton.
61 27/11/1995 Commercial - MDC Revised Main Development Contracts placed.
62 01/01/1996 Staff Typhoon IPT begins relocation from London to Abbey Wood.
63 18/01/1996 Partner Nation Agreements Min(DP) meets GE State Secretary for Armaments in London. Press release welcomes Germany's intention to increase commitment to 180 aircraft, thus resolving the question of work share question and providing a firm basis for future phases.
64 01/02/1996
Event date
not specified,
defaulted 1st
of month
Approval - Eurofighter Eurofighter submission to the EAC for permission to enter future phases, production Investment/Production and Support.
65 01/04/1996 Commercial - Radar Shift of radar sub-contract responsibility from DASA to BAE complete.
66 02/04/1996 Approval - ASTA EAC submission to Min(DP). Incl. ASTA.
67 08/05/1996 Approval - Treasury Chief Secretary to the Treasury approves entry, in principle, to future phases of the Eurofighter programme.
68 15/05/1996 Partner Nation Agreements State Secretaries Summit in Berlin. Confirm their intention to complete national approvals for future phases by end 96. Confirmed that planning for future phases would proceed in line with the Nov 95 'hybrid' work share agreement.
69 31/08/1996 Operations First flight of CASA-built sixth development aircraft, second 2-seater DA6/XCE.16-01 at Getafe.
70 02/09/1996 Partner Nation Agreements UK became the first to declare a firm production commitment and funding for the aircraft.
71 02/09/1996 Parliamentary S of S announces the UK's decision, in principle, to proceed to the next phases of the Eurofighter programme.
72 21/10/1996 Partner Nation Agreements Spain announced commitment to production, and terms for start-up funding were agreed with industry at the same time.
73 05/12/1996 Partner Nation Agreements All 4 governments declared support for a production launch.
74 05/12/1996 Partner Nation Agreements State Secretaries meeting in London. The partner nations reaffirmed their intention to complete their national approvals process to allow entry to the future phases of the programme early in 1997.
75 27/01/1997 Operations First flight of seventh and final development aircraft, Alenia-built DA7/MM-X603, at Turin/Caselle.
76 11/02/1997 Approval - EAC Chairman of the EAC submission to Min(DP) for approval to place PT/Production and Support contracts for Eurofighter.
77 26/02/1997 Partner Nation Agreements Germany informs the UK that they will be unable to complete their national approval process for future phases, PT/Production and Support by end March as expected. They expect to complete their approvals between Apr-Jun 97 and stress they remain committed.
78 13/03/1997 Approval - Min (DP) Min(DP) writes to the Treasury requesting approval to place the initial contracts for future phases, PT/Production and Support.
79 14/03/1997 Operations Warton-built fourth development aircraft, DAA/ZH590, the first 2 seater and first with full avionics for radar development, weapon integration and sensor fusion trials, flown for the first time at Warton.
80 26/11/1997 Partner Nation Agreements -GE Germany's Bundestag passed its 1998 Defence budget, which included production investment funding for Eurofighter.
81 01/12/1997 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU 7 MOU 7 - Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) signed. Sets out ILS arrangements that will be implemented in conjunction with the Production MOU 6. A series of supplements to this MOU are envisaged to describe additional future ILS activities.
82 09/12/1997 Partner Nation Agreements - IT Italy became the final partner to grant funds for production launch.
83 15/12/1997 Operations First AIM-9L sidewinder firing, by DA7/MM-X603.
84 22/12/1997 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU With 4 nations having finally granted funding, the agreement was ratified with the signature of an intergovernmental Memorandum of Understanding at a Defence ministers conference in Bonn covering Production Investment & Production & Logistics Support.
85 22/12/1997 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU 6 MOU 6 - Production signed. This MOU sets out the production investment arrangements covering the manufacture of aircraft, along with off take numbers, work shares and ceiling costs.
86 01/01/1998 Commercial - 'umbrella contract' Umbrella' contract agreed (defines inter-alia total aircraft delivery (620), overall max prices & supplements 1&2 which constitute Tranche 1 order) UK order 232, GE order 180, IT order 121, SP order 87.
87 01/01/1998 Staff Mr Alan Woolley takes over as D/EFA / EFA IPT Leader.
88 14/01/1998 Operations DA2/ZH588 undertook the first aerial refuelling, over the Irish sea with RAF VC10 K.3 ZA149.
89 30/01/1998 Commercial Supplement 1 Production Investment, Product and Support contracts signed to cover tooling and other preparatory work for production for the 620 aircraft, plus 90 options, which were to be ordered by the 4 partner nations.
90 01/05/1998 Programme - first metal cut for production aircraft First metal cut for the production aircraft at DASA's Augsburg plant.
91 03/09/1998 Partner Nation Agreements With the Eurofighter 2000 title no longer accurately reflecting the In-service date, the aircraft formally re-named Eurofighter Typhoon, although initially this was just intended for marketing outside Europe.
92 18/09/1998 Commercial - Tranche 1 Supplement 2 contract signed, giving authorisation for first batch of 148 production aircraft on fixed-price terms, comprising 44 for German Air Force, 29 for Italian Air Force, 20 for Spanish Air Force and 55 for the RAF.
93 18/05/1999 Operations DA5 flies to 1000th sortie in the development programme which at the time had amassed 830 flight hours.
94 04/11/1999 Exports - General Eurofighter International, a dedicated export sales organisation was set up by the 4 partner nations to market the aircraft overseas.
95 01/02/2000 Operations The programme passed the 1000th flight test hour milestone during the 75th flight of DA4 from Warton.
96 24/05/2000 Commercial - Support Contract for Eurofighter ground support system signed.
97 12/12/2000 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU 6 supplement 1 -Germany Germany sign MOU 6 supplement 1 to rejoin the EURODASS Programme. (UK also sign on 12 Dec. Spain sign on 15 Feb and Italy on 3 Apr 01).
98 22/12/2000 Programme - general The RAF announced that the Typhoon Operational Evaluation Unit would be designated 17 Squadron, whilst the Operational Conversion Unit would be 29 Squadron.
99 08/03/2001 Industry Production version of EJ2000 certified.
100 29/03/2001 Exports - Greece Greece announced that it was deferring signature of its planned order for 60 Typhoons, with option on further 30 until after 2004 in order to fund various social programs and the Olympic Games in Athens.
101 27/04/2001 ASTA Contract signed for Aircrew Synthetic Training Aids programme (ASTA) including 18 full mission simulators and 9 cockpit trainers.
102 28/09/2001 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU 7 supplement 2 MOU 7 Supplement 2 signed. The purpose of this MOU is to extend the period of MOU 7 and to ensure support for the operation and evolution of the weapon system during its life (Spain signed 1st October. Germany signed 13 Nov and Italy signed 23 Nov 01).
103 01/01/2002 Staff Air Cdre Dil Williams takes over as Typhoon IPTL.
104 01/01/2002 Programme - general UK renames Eurofighter 'Typhoon'.
105 09/04/2002 Operations First guided AIM-120 AMRAAM firing against a Meteor Mirach 100 turbojet-powered drone target, undertaken by DA4/ZH590 on QinetiQs Benecula range.
106 14/04/2002 Operations First flight from Warton of 2 seat BAE Systems-built instrumented production aircraft, IPA/ZJ699, the first production Typhoon although not the first to fly.
107 02/07/2002 Exports - Austria Austrian Government announced selection of the Typhoon as the Austrian Air Force's new fighter, with the requirement for 24 aircraft. This was subsequently reduced to 18 when contracts were finally signed in Jul 03.
108 23/07/2002 Programme - general The Typhoon formally adopted the name Typhoon for the aircraft. It was also announced that the air forces of the other partner nations - Germany, Italy and Spain - had agreed to adopt Typhoon as the official service name.
109 21/11/2002 Operations The programme suffered its first aircraft loss when DA6/XCE.16-01 flamed out under an unexpected power surge during engine relight trials forcing 2 crew to eject. DA6 has completed 362 test flights in 325 flight hours.
110 01/12/2002 Parliamentary Written Ministerial statement issued announcing that the In-Service date would be delayed from end 2002 to Jun 03.
111 28/01/2003 Exports - Norway The Norwegian MOD signed an overarching industrial partnership agreement with Eurofighter GmbH, under which Norwegian industry would participate in development of enhanced versions of the Eurofighter weapon system..
112 13/02/2003 Operations First series production aircraft, GT001/98+31 (to be re-serialled 30+01 in service), a 2-seater for the German Air Force, completed its first flight to Manching.
113 18/03/2003 Commercial First Typhoon aircraft accepted off contract.
114 28/03/2003 Industry Eurofighter GmbH announced the formal opening of the joint industry-operator International Weapon System Support Centre (IWSSC) in Hallbergmoos, Germany.
115 15/04/2003 ASTA Eurofighter GmbH announced the formal inauguration of the Aircrew Synthetic Training Aids Joint Integration Facility (ASTA JIF) in Manching, Germany.
116 11/05/2003 Staff Rob Shiels takes over as Typhoon IPTL.
117 30/06/2003 Commercial International type acceptance formally granted for the Typhoon, paving the way for service entry with the air forces of the partner nations.
118 01/07/2003 Exports - Austria Austria signed a contract for the purchase of 18 Eurofighter aircraft for the Austrian Air Force. The Austrian parliaments Upper House had approved funding for the acquisition on 11 Jun 03.
119 22/08/2003 Exports - Austria After gaining full parliamentary approval, the previously signed Austrian order for 18 Eurofighter Typhoons formally became effective.
120 01/10/2003 Meteor Commencement of integration of the Meteor beyond visual air-to-air missile onto the Typhoon was announced following 'fit and form' ground trials with IPA1 at Warton. These trials were to check compatibility with the under fuselage missile eject launcher.
121 10/10/2003 Export, Singapore Singapore announce that the Typhoon has been down selected in the Next Fighter Replacement Programme competition along with the Rafale and the F-15.
122 11/12/2003 Ministerial SofS wrote to fellow PN ministers (MO 26/11/9K dated 11 Dec 03) outlining inter alia UK commitment to multi-role.
123 18/12/2003 Operations BT004/ZJ 803 accepted into service (Block 1 twin seater)
124 19/12/2003 Commercial - Case White Case White contract partnership between BAES and MOD commences.
125 19/12/2003 Operations BT003/ZJ 802 accepted into service (Block 1 twin seater)
126 03/03/2004 Operations BT001/ZJ 800 accepted into service (Block 1 twin seater)
127 12/03/2004 Operations BT006/ZJ 805 accepted into service (Block 1b twin seater)
128 06/04/2004 Operations BT007/ZJ 806 accepted into service (Block 1b twin seater)
129 16/04/2004 Operations BT008/ZJ 807 accepted into service (Block 1b twin seater)
130 01/05/2004 Programme The RAF began operating the aircraft under the normal RAF safety regime.
131 30/06/2004 Operations BT009/ZJ 808 accepted into service (Block 1b twin seater)
132 29/07/2004 Operations BT010/ZJ 809 accepted into service (Block 1b twin seater)
133 16/08/2004 Approval - Tranche 2 Ministers and IAB approve Tranche 2 review note. This endorses the customer requirement for a further 89 aircraft in Tranche 2 and authorises price negotiations.
134 27/08/2004 Operations BT011/ZJ 810 accepted into service (Block 1b twin seater)
135 29/10/2004 Operations BT002/ZJ 801 accepted into service (Block 1 twin seater)
136 01/11/2004 Approval - Tranche 2 Typhoon Tranche 2 Main Gate Approval.
137 24/11/2004 Operations BT005/ZJ 804 accepted into service (Block 1b/2 twin seater)
138 13/12/2004 Programme - Batch 2 Batch 2 Type acceptance agreed. Clears the way for the more advanced Batch 2 aircraft, both twin and single seat, to be accepted into service with the RAF.
139 14/12/2004 Commercial - Tranche 2 Tranche 2 production contract signed £4.3Bn cost to UK. Cost to all nations £10.6Bn.
140 15/12/2004 Parliamentary - Tranche 2 SofS makes announcement on Tranche 2 signature to Parliament.
141 28/01/2005 Support Support Readiness Review held by DG Log (Strike) and COS Spt and agreed there will be sufficient support in place by 1 Jul 05 to start operations at RAF Coningsby.
142 01/02/2005 Staff - NETMA New NETMA GM - Peter Worrall takes up post - mandate for reform.
143 07/02/2005 Operations 23 missile firings recorded.
144 22/02/2005 Operations 1000th flying hour clocked up on RAF twin seater flight out of Warton.
145 07/03/2005 Programme - Batch 2 ACAS signs off batch 2 release to service.
146 21/03/2005 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU 7 ILS MOU 7 Supplement 3 signed by NAD's of all partner nations in Madrid. Ensures release of national funding to NETMA to pay for aircraft support and maintenance.
147 24/03/2005 Operations BT012/ZJ 811 accepted into service (Block 2 twin seater).
148 30/03/2005 Operations First single seater, BS004/ZJ 913, accepted into service by RAF (Block 2).
149 01/04/2005 Operations First single-seat Typhoon sortie with an RAF pilot, flying under RAF Release To Service rules. Aircraft BS004 departed Warton and landed at RAF Coningsby.
150 15/04/2005 Exports - Singapore Singapore inform BAES that Typhoon is not on the final shortlist for their Next Fighter Replacement Programme (F15 and Rafale proceed). Singapore indicate that the proposed Typhoon delivery schedule and upgrade programme did not meet their requirements. Ref 1 JANE'S DEFENCE

WEEKLY - APRIL 27, 2005

Ref 2 DESO Mr Gray

Ref 3 D/RDEast/Singapore/1/1

Ref 4 Evening Standard 27 Apr

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151 16/05/2005 Operations First In-service ASRAAM launch. Against a target on a Typhoon sortie out of RAF Coningsby.
152 19/05/2005 Programme - In service No 17(R) Squadron officially re-formed at RAF Coningsby. The squadron acts as the operational evaluation unit for Typhoon.
153 19/05/2005 Meeting - NADs NADs directed BOD through NETMA to obtain costed proposals and timescales from industry, by 23 Jun 05, for upgrade options including precision air-to-ground capabilities.
154 30/05/2005 Future capability NETMA issued final version of Future Enhancements Strategy Paper as agreed by all Nations, setting out the strategy for pursuing Future Enhancements.
155 03/06/2005 Operations BS005/ZJ 914 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater).
156 16/06/2005 Operations BS003/ZJ 912 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater).
157 01/07/2005 Operations Formal activation of Typhoon Wing at RAF Coningsby, following successful conclusion of Case White (where Typhoons were operated and maintained by BAES Warton).
158 11/08/2005 Operations BT003 / ZJ 802, Block 1 aircraft, accepted off-contract following Retrofit 1 programme.
159 18/08/2005 Operations BS002/ZJ 911 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater).
160 31/08/2005 ASTA ASTA ISD achieved by handover of first Emulated Deployable Cockpit Trainer (EDCT) at RAF Coningsby.
161 01/09/2005 Systems 2 Typhoon F2 (Single Seat) of the Typhoon OEU deployed to Reno, Nevada to conduct hot and high trials. This represents first excursion from Europe of single seat Typhoon.
162 09/09/2005 Operations BS006/ZJ 915 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater).
163 20/09/2005 Operations BT013/ZJ 912 accepted into service (Block 2b twin seater).
164 03/10/2005 Programme & Business Management IPT re-structured to focus on Support issues; addition of new Systems and Performance Management sections.
165 07/10/2005 Operations BS007/ZJ 916 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater).
166 17/10/2005 Support Min(DP) writes to EPCs raising concerns over spares situation that is hampering flying tasks at RAF Coningsby.
167 01/11/2005 Programme & Business Management Introduction of Balanced Scorecard to monitor IPT's top level outputs (Perfornance, Cost, Time, Business and Health).
168 01/11/2005 Finance Estimated Typhoon costs are classified in MPR05 to protect the UK's negotiating position in respect of further procurement.
169 01/11/2005 Programme & Business Management First Balanced Scorecard "Health Barometer" issued to 30 staff. Provides a snapshot of how IPT feels. Good overall results, but more to do on motivation and communication.
170 04/11/2005 Support CEO EF responds to Min(DP)'s letter on spares situation and describes action being taken to recover situation.
171 04/11/2005 Programme & Business Management Revised CSA between IPT and HQ 1 Gp (Availability Manager) introducing revised output based metrics agreed and signed.
172 10/11/2005 Operations BS011/ZJ 920 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater)
173 24/11/2005 Operations BS008/ZJ 917 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater).
174 25/11/2005 Operations 2336 Flying Hours achieved.
175 30/11/2005 Operations 1 x AMRAAM AIM120B missile successfully fired from Typhoon during Trial WALDRON at Naval Weapons Range, Point Mogu, California.
176 01/12/2005 Future capability CP193 (austere augmentation) and CP210 (future capability enhancement) proposals received.
177 01/12/2005 Support PSOP2 engine support contract with Rolls Royce, MDC Amendment and CP108 all signed. NETMA contracts for EJ PC11 Op Phase 2 and ISSS Phase 2 both signed.
178 01/12/2005 Programme & Business Management Introduction of Customer Barometer (as part of Balanced Scorecard).
179 08/12/2005 Operations BS012/ZJ 921 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater)
180 18/12/2005 Operations BT014/ZJ 813 accepted into service (Block 2b twin seater)
181 21/12/2005 Exports - Saudi Arabia Understanding Document signed by SofS between UK and Saudi Arabia for supply of 72 Typhoons to Saudi Arabia.
182 01/01/2006 NETMA Re-structuring of NETMA, including a new Division responsible for overall Programme Management; also an additional support Division in recognition of Typhoon being in-service and moving to operational deployment.
183 12/01/2006 Future capability Spain drops requirement for austere precision air-to-surface capability in Block 5 Tranche 1 and consequently will not pursue CP193.
184 16/01/2006 Operations Failure of nose wheel engagement on landing of twin seat Typhoon BT11 at RAF Coningsby. Crew unhurt.
185 30/01/2006 Meteor Meeting between CDP and EF GmbH/MBDA to discuss position on Typhoon/Meteor integration programme.
186 02/02/2006 Operations BT001 / ZJ 800, Block 1 aircraft, accepted off-contract following Retrofit 1 programme.
187 03/02/2006 ASTA 2nd Emulated Deployable Cockpit Trainer (EDCT) accepted into service at RAF Coningsby.
188 17/02/2006 Operations BS009/ZJ 918 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater)
189 17/02/2006 Operations BS013/ZJ 922 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater)
190 20/02/2006 Support First phase of the Direct Line Feed system for consumables spares commenced.
191 23/02/2006 Systems T1 Retrofit Programme - R2 Retrofit Side Letter signed.
192 24/02/2006 Ministerial Visit by Min(DP) to RAF Coningsby - Lord Drayson flew in a Typhoon and was appraised of RAF Coningsby's principal issues including spares.
193 08/03/2006 Ministerial Ministerial Stocktake, led by Min(DP), to consider and agree an outline strategy for transforming and managing the programme within the funding and industrial constraints.
194 24/03/2006 Support Contract for National Support Centre awarded by NETMA to Eurofighter GmbH, prime contractor BAES. Contract value £100M. Planning in-service date Nov 08.
195 28/03/2006 Ministerial Second Stocktake meeting.
196 31/03/2006 Operations Formation of first Typhoon operational squadron, 3(F) Squadron, at RAF Coningsby.
197 31/03/2006 Ministerial Min(DP) meeting with German State Secretary (Dr Eickenboom) to discuss FCP and industrial issues.
198 03/04/2006 Staff DPA Executive Board overhaul, to include a 2* DG Typhoon post with dedicated responsibilities for Typhoon and BVRAAM (Meteor) IPTs. AVM Steve Dalton appointed: to take up post in May 06.
199 03/04/2006 Operations BS014/ZJ 923 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater)
200 11/04/2006 Operations BT007 / ZJ 806, Block 1b aircraft, accepted off-contract following Retrofit 1 programme.
201 18/04/2006 ASTA Training of "ab initio" pilots commences following the entry into service of 2 networked Emulated Deployable Cockpit Trainers.
202 21/04/2006 Operations BS015/ZJ924 entered into service (Block 2 single seater) - first aircraft for new operational squadron, 3(F) Squadron.
203 24/04/2006 Staff Air Cdre Alex Deytrikh arrived in Typhoon IPT as IPT Leader (designate) to commence handover
204 04/05/2006 Operations First release of 2 x 450kg (1,000 lb) GBU-16 laser-guided bombs (LGB) (Paveway II-class NATO-standard air-to-surface precision bomb). Tests conducted from Spanish Air Force Base by EADS CASA test pilots using instrumented production aircraft.
205 19/05/2006 Operations 3760 flying hours broken down as:

29(R) Sqn - 2779; 17(R) Sqn - 880; 3(F) Sqn - 101

3421 sorties in total

206 19/05/2006 Operations 28th aircraft - BS010 / ZJ919 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater)
207 25/05/2006 Operations Successful trial flight of Laser Designator Pod (LDP) on Cheyenne test aircraft. Demonstrated potential capability of a Typhoon in the Air-to-Surface role.
208 31/05/2006 Operations 29th aircraft - BS016 / ZJ925 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater)
209 01/06/2006 Staff Air Cdre Alex Deytrikh assumed post of Typhoon IPT Leader.
210 01/06/2006 Reviews DPA Project Rehabilitation Unit conducted initial scoping study to establish parameters for an in-depth review of Typhoon IPT. CDP gave agreement for the review to commence.
211 13/06/2006 Operations BS 009 / ZJ 918 - left hand engine flame-out and rundown during sortie. Engine could not be re-lit. Aircraft landed safely and industry investigation instigated.
212 23/06/2006 Operations 30th aircraft - BS017 / ZJ926 accepted into service (Block 2 single seater)
213 23/06/2006 Operations BT009 / ZJ 808, Block 1b aircraft, accepted off-contract following Retrofit 1 programme.
214 10/07/2006 Operations 31st aircraft - BS019 / ZJ 928 accepted off-contract (Block 2b single seater)
215 17/07/2006 Reform NADs, CEOs of EF & EJ GmbHs and GM NETMA signed Protocols Document outlining industrial/programme reform areas being addressed by 4 nation Tiger Team, led by DG Typhoon for UK.
216 19/07/2006 Future capability CP193 for Austere Air-to-Ground capability on RAF Typhoons endorsed by Partner Nations at 132 BOD in London (integration of a Laser Designator Pod and Enhanced Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb).
217 20/07/2006 Future capability Contract signed by GM NETMA and CEO EF GmbH at Farnborough Air Show for Austere Air-to-Ground capability on RAF Typhoons (integration of a Laser Designator Pod and Enhanced Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb). Value £73M.
218 28/07/2006 Staff Mr Rob Shiels, former Typhoon IPT Leader, left Typhoon IPT on retirement.
219 31/07/2006 Operations 32nd aircraft - BS018 / ZJ 927 accepted off-contract (Block 2b single seater)
220 01/08/2006 Systems Endorsement of Retrofit Programme R2 Implementation Management Plan. Retrofit Programme R2 will start Oct 06 and upgrade Block 1, 1B, 1C, 2 & 2B Tranche 1 aircraft to B5EIS standard. Planned to take until mid 2012.
221 07/08/2006 Operations 4828 flying hours broken down as:

29(R) Sqn - 3360; 17(R) Sqn - 1114; 3(F) Sqn - 354

4538 sorties in total

222 08/08/2006 Support DPA & QinetiQ signed contract to continue support for Typhoon over next 3 years. Package includes defined technical support, advice and safety clearance activity, together with funds allocated to sub-contracts and future emergent work.
223 17/08/2006 Exports - Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Sultan of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signed a Variation Document which moves forward the export order from UK to Saudi Arabia, including the supply of 72 Typhoon aircraft, and defines a programme for the route to contract signature.
224 29/08/2006 Reviews DPA Project Rehabilitation Unit commenced review of Typhoon IPT's acquisition programme and linkage with exports; enabling skills and IPT processes, especially in project management, financial and commercial areas. Review to be concluded by 20 Oct 06.
225 15/09/2006 Operations 33rd aircraft - BS020 / ZJ 929 accepted off-contract (Block 2b single seater).
226 22/09/2006 Operations BT010 / ZJ 809, Block 1b aircraft, accepted off-contract following Retrofit 1 programme.
227 29/09/2006 Operations 34th aircraft - BS021 / ZJ 930 accepted off-contract (Block 2b single seater).
228 29/09/2006 Operations 35th aircraft - BS022 / ZJ 931 accepted off-contract (Block 2b single

seater).

BS 022 is the 100th production aircraft to be delivered into service with the

4 Partner Nations.

229 29/09/2006 Operations The Eurofighter Partner Companies' test fleet completed 5000 flights. The test fleets, based in Getafe (SP), Manching (GE), Turin (IT) and Warton (UK), comprise 5 prototype Development / 5 Instrumented Production / 1 Instrumented Series Production a/c.
230 11/10/2006 Exports / Operations "Austrian Diversion Agreement" signed by GM NETMA on 14 Jun 06 and CEO EF GmbH on 11 Oct 06. The Agreement diverts/defers 6 Tranche 1 aircraft from the 4 Partner Nations in support of the Austrian export order (includes 2 aircraft from RAF).
231 16/10/2006 Operations UK R2 Retrofit Programme started on schedule on 16 Oct 06 with the input of aircraft BS021. R2 Programme brings aircraft to Block 5 standard which is essential to the build-up of the UK fleet to meet the Air-to-Air and Multi Role OEDs.
232 07/11/2006 Operations DPA and BAES signed contract for Whole Aircraft Maintenance and Upgrade (WASMU) programme, which combines scheduled maintenance and the upgrade programme. Contract value £5.4M.
233 10/11/2006 Operations 36th aircraft - BS023 / ZJ 932 accepted off-contract (Block 2b single seater).
234 29/11/2006 ASTA First Cockpit Trainer accepted at RAF Coningsby with initial software load (1.0).
235 30/11/2006 Operations 37th aircraft - BS024 / ZJ 933 accepted off-contract (Block 2b single seater)
236 30/11/2006 ASTA 134 NEFMO BOD agrees to proceed with a Restructured Programme for ASTA Tranche 1. UK participation is subject to IAB Approval which is to be sought by July 2007.
237 14/12/2006 Operations 38th aircraft - BS025 / ZJ 934 accepted off-contract (Block 2b single seater)
238 14/12/2006 Operations Retirement flight of DA4 from BAES Warton to RAF Coningsby.
239 19/12/2006 Exports / MOU CDP signed the MOU for the Association of Austria with the Eurofighter programme. The MOU had already been signed by other NADs (for GE, IT, SP and Austria).
240 09/01/2007 Operations BT 004 / ZJ 803, Block 1 aircraft, accepted off-contract following Retrofit 1 programme.
241 10/01/2007 Future capability HM Treasury approval for Future Capability Programme (FCP) Phase 1 (CP210).
242 19/01/2007 Future capability Main Gate approval note for Future Capability Programme (FCP) Phase 1 (CP210) issued by CSA, following IAB approval.
243 26/01/2007 Operations 39th aircraft - BS 026 / ZJ 935 accepted off-contract (Block 2b single seater)
244 29/01/2007 Operations Retirement flight of DA2 from BAES Warton to RAF Coningsby.
245 12/02/2007 Operations 40th aircraft - BT 015 / ZJ 814 accepted off-contract (Block 2 twin seater).
246 29/03/2007 Future capability Contract signed between GM NETMA and CEO EF GmbH for Future Capability Programme (FCP) Phase 1 (CP210) to provide UK Tranche 2 aircraft with an advanced Air-to-Surface capability, providing integration of Paveway IV and Litening III Laser Designator Pod.
247 29/03/2007 Systems Contract signed between Typhoon IPT and Rolls-Royce for EJ200 engine module and spares support as the pre-runner to the Partnered Support Operational Phase 3 contract that is due 1 Jul 08. Contract valued at £24.1M.
248 29/03/2007 Operations Formation of second Typhoon operational squadron, 11(F) Squadron, at RAF Coningsby.
249 30/03/2007 Operations 41st aircraft - BS 027 / ZJ 936 accepted off-contract (Block 2b single seater). 16th aircraft in 2006/07 financial year.
250 18/04/2007 Reform Strategic Cooperative Arrangement signed by GM NETMA, CEO EF GmbH, 4 Nations & 4 EPCs. Objective: Improve delivery of programme performance, cost and time, including support and availability through life.
251 27/04/2007 Operations 42nd aircraft - BS 028 / ZJ 937 accepted off-contract (Block 2b single seater). 1st aircraft in 2007/08 financial year.
252 09/05/2007 Reform Risk Sharing Agreement signed between four Eurofighter Partner Companies which defines processes for sharing costs associated with risks. The processes will apply to new work/contracts.
253 16/05/2007 MOU Supplement 4 to MOU 7 relating to In Service Phase Activities for Eurofighter signed by Partner Nations.
254 14/06/2007 Operations Typh-IPTL & DEC(TA) approved Main Gate Business Case (Cat D) for OED+ upgrade programme providing enhancements to improve certain capability aspects so that the aircraft can be considered for operational deployment from Jul 08.
255 21/06/2007 Tranche 3 A routine Board to Board meeting between Partner Nations and industry (Eurofighter GmbH and partner companies) lifted the block on Tranche 3 negotiations.
256 22/06/2007 Operations First aircraft accepted off-contract from R2 Retrofit programme - BS 021 / ZJ 930.
257 25/06/2007 Exports - Saudi Arabia CP129 - proposed diversion of 24 aircraft from UK Tranche 2 production line to Saudi Arabia export order - agreed by DEC(TA) (Customer 1) on 25 Jun 07 and HQ 1 Gp (Customer 2) on 8 Jun 07.
258 26/06/2007 Exports - Austria Eurofighter GmbH and Austrian Government announced reduction of the Austrian export order from 18 Typhoon to 15.
259 28/06/2007 Operations 43rd aircraft - BS 001 - ZJ 910 accepted off-contract (Block 2 single seater).
260 29/06/2007 Operations RAF Typhoon (3(F) Squadron) commenced operational duties for the first time when it began to take over responsibility for defence of the southern UK mainland from Tornado F3 (Southern Quick Reaction Alert (QRA(S)).
261 29/06/2007 Tranche 3 GM NETMA wrote to CEO EF setting out proposed way forward on Tranche

3 (T3) with the target of signing the T3 contract by Dec 08 and requesting an Initial Firm Price proposal by 14 Dec 07 for a Baseline Requirement and

4 Options.

262 29/06/2007 Tranche 3 GM NETMA wrote to MD EJ setting out proposed way forward on Tranche 3 (T3) with the target of signing the T3 contract by Dec 08 and requesting a Firm Price proposal by 14 Dec 07 for a Baseline Requirement and 3 Options.
263 09/07/2007 ASTA IAB (2* level) approved completion of Tranche 1 ASTA under a Restructured Programme Proposal and recognised the need to separate completion of Tranche 1 from consideration of Tranche 2.
264 12/07/2007 Exports - Austria First Typhoon aircraft for Austria delivered to customer - AS001 (Block 5 capability standard).
265 27/07/2007 Operations 44th aircraft - BS 032 - ZJ 941 accepted off-contract (first Block 5 aircraft) (single seater).
266 30/07/2007 Tranche 3 NETMA issued draft Request for Quotation to EF GmbH, requesting by 14 Dec 07 the submission of a contractually binding proposal for a Baseline Technical Requirement and 4 Options.
267 10/08/2007 Staff Air Cdre Alex Deytrikh left the post of Typhoon IPT Leader.
268 28/08/2007 Staff Air Cdre Chris Bushell assumed post of Typhoon IPT Leader.
269 29/08/2007 Operations 45th aircraft - BS 034 - ZJ 943 accepted off-contract (Block 5 single seater).
270 29/08/2007 Operations Second aircraft accepted off-contract from R2 Retrofit programme - BS 024 / ZJ 933.
271 11/09/2007 Operations DE&S Typhoon IPT and BAES signed contract for Typhoon Maintenance & Upgrade (TMU) programme, 2-year contract that follows on from WASMU contract and will deliver a 50% increase in on-aircraft maintenance and upgrade capability. Contract value £10.9M.
272 13/09/2007 Operations 46th aircraft - BS 033 - ZJ 942 accepted off-contract (Block 5 single seater).
273 17/09/2007 Exports - Saudi Arabia The Government of Saudi Arabia reached agreement with the UK Government to purchase 72 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft and a contract was signed.
274 24/09/2007 Partner Nation Agreements -MOU 7 Supp 4 ILS MOU 7 Supplement 4 signed by all partner nations (Typh-IPTL for UK). Increases initial tranche of funding for Germany for activities outlined in Annex A to Supplement 2 to MOU7, noting that the amounts for the other 3 nations remain unchanged.
275 25/09/2007 Systems Flight trials to capture temperature data in gun ammunition rounds in different locations within the gun and ammunition box completed successfully on 24/25 Sep. This data will be used by DOSG to support safety case for firing the gun on Typhoon.
276 25/09/2007 Systems Flight trials to capture environmental data on A/S stores/configurations completed successfully on 24/25 Sep. This data will be used to support A/S stores carriage clearance.
277 25/09/2007 Systems Flight trials to capture temperature data on an ERU cartridge holder in the outboard pylon completed successfully on 24/25 Sep 07. This data will be used to support formal DGM/DOSG clearance of CBC4 ERU cartridges for Typhoon.
278 17/10/2007 Future capability As part of implementation of initial air-to-surface capability (CP193), first successful self-designated guided release of a single inert Enhanced Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb, using BT005 (trials aircraft operated by BAES), at Aberporth range.
279 31/10/2007 Tranche 3 NETMA issued draft Request for Quotation to EJ GmbH, requesting by 14 Dec 07 the submission of a contractually binding proposal for a Baseline Technical Requirement and 3 Options.
280 02/11/2007 Operations 47th aircraft - BS 035 - ZJ 944 accepted off-contract (Block 5 single seater).
281 02/11/2007 Operations DE&S Typhoon IPT & BAES signed contract for GS&S Package 1, a 7-yr contract to provide a performance based Guaranteed Repair Turn Round Time service covering four structural items on Typhoon aircraft. Contract value £11.2M.
282 15/11/2007 Future capability First drop of a single inert Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) from in-service Typhoon (No 11(F) Sqn); LGB guided successfully onto target barge at Aberporth range by Rafael Litening III Laser Designator Pod fitted to BT005.
283 15/11/2007 Exports - Saudi Arabia Signature by Typhoon IPT & BAES of Typhoon Aircraft Diversion & Replacement Agreement which diverts 24 RAF Tranche 2 aircraft to Saudi Arabia and provides replacement aircraft to the RAF.
284 19/11/2007 Operations DE&S Typhoon IPT & BAES signed contract for Direct Line Feed Phase 2 (DLF Service for Typhoon consumables at RAF Coningsby & Warton Hanger 5), 5-yr contract for increased stock availability and reduced operational and process costs. Value £11.1M.
285 19/11/2007 Operations Contract for Direct Line Feed (DLF) Phase 2 Service for Typhoon consumables at RAF Coningsby & Warton Hanger 5 placed with BAES for a period of 5 years. Contract value £11.1M.
286 27/11/2007 Operations 48th aircraft - BT 016 - ZJ 815 accepted off-contract (Block 5 twin seater).
287 12/12/2007 Operations Contract for GS&S Package 2 placed with BAES for a period of 7 years, which will provide an "Availability Service" for a range of 25 BAES equipments. Contract value £6.3M.
288 14/12/2007 Tranche 3 EF GmbH responded to NETMA on draft Request for Quotation for a Baseline Technical Requirement and 4 Options.
289 14/12/2007 Tranche 3 EJ GmbH responded to NETMA on draft Request for Quotation for a Baseline Technical Requirement and 3 Options.
290 19/12/2007 Exports - Denmark and Norway EADS(D) suspended its Denmark and Norway export campaigns.
291 20/12/2007 Operations 49th aircraft - BS 036 - ZJ 945 accepted off-contract (final Block 5 single seater). "Remaining" 6 aircraft out of 55 contracted under Tranche 1 comprises 4 development aircraft and 2 aircraft diverted to Austria which will be replaced under Tranche 2.
292 20/12/2007 Operations Third aircraft accepted off-contract from R2 Retrofit programme - BS 026 / ZJ 935.
293 01/01/2008 Operations Air Defence Operational Employment Date (ADX OED) declared, which enables Typhoon to deploy overseas on air-to-air missions.
294 15/01/2008 ASTA IAB approved Review Note for ASTA Tranche 2 hardware committing expenditure at an Approved Budgetary level of £75.5M CDEL and £8.2M IRDEL and requiring submission of Main Gate Business Case by mid 2008 which is to address through life support.
295 22/01/2008 Tranche 3 NETMA wrote to Eurofighter calling for reconsideration of their Dec 07 proposal for Tranche 3. Letter E/1002000S/10836/914/08/NU dtd 24 Jan 08 also refers.
296 22/01/2008 Tranche 3 NETMA wrote to Eurojet calling for reconsideration of their Dec 07 proposal for Tranche 3. Letter E/1002000S/10836/918/08/NU dtd 24 Jan 08 also refers.
297 25/01/2008 Exports - Saudi Arabia DGM NETMA and CEO EF signed the Salam Agreement under which 24 UK ac are diverted to Saudi, 48 ac are procured outside of core programme for Saudi.
298 04/02/2008 Future Support Office of Government Commerce (OGC) Gateway Review of Typhoon Future Support conducted 4-8 Feb 08 to examine progress of Future Support programme and likelihood of successful delivery.
299 13/02/2008 Tranche 3 Eurofighter submitted its revised proposal for Tranche 3.
300 13/02/2008 Tranche 3 Eurojet submitted its revised proposal for Tranche 3.
301 22/02/2008 Tranche 3 NETMA confirmed to Eurofighter GmbH receipt of the revised proposal for Tranche 3 and that NETMA/Nations wished to continue discussion on that proposal as a baseline.
302 22/02/2008 Tranche 3 NETMA confirmed to Eurojet receipf of the revised proposal for Tranche 3 and that NETMA/Nations wished to continue discussion on that proposal as a baseline.
303 01/04/2008 Operations RAF Typhoon (3(F) Squadron) assumed full responsibility for defence of the southern UK mainland (Southern Quick Reaction Alert (QRA(S)) (role previously shared with Tornado F3).
304 01/04/2008 Operations Typhoon declared to NATO in the deployable Air Defence - Advanced role.
305 03/04/2008 Tranche 3 Defence Board directed DG Typhoon & DCDS(EC) to produce a fuller evaluation of through life costs and capability to inform final decisions on Typhoon numbers later in 2008.
306 04/04/2008 Operations Four aircraft declared Air Defence capable (FE@R).
307 21/04/2008 Operations Signature by NETMA and Eurofighter GmbH of Loan Agreement for BS038 for purpose of testing. All testing tasks to be undertaken at BAES at Warton. Loan terminates on successful completion of GRT/SCT Tests or on 31 May 08, whichever occurs earlier.
308 23/04/2008 Operations BS36 (ZJ 943) of 17(R) Sqn landed without any undercarriage deployed at US Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, California while on Ex HIGH RIDER. Pilot unhurt.
309 30/04/2008 Operations Signature by NETMA and Eurofighter GmbH of Loan Agreement for BT005 for purpose of Ground and/or Flight Trials. Aircraft to be operated from BAES at Warton. Agreement extends loan to 30 Apr 09.
310 12/06/2008 Tranche 3 No 10 concurred with the Defence Secretary's minute (MSU 7/4/4/11G dtd 2 Jun 08) agreeing that UK could proceed with Tranche 3 negotiating strategy and propose a minimum UK offtake of 16 "new" aircraft (40 including the 24 SALAM replacement aircraft).
311 19/06/2008 Tranche 3 UK proposal of minimum UK offtake of 16 "new" aircraft (40 including 24 SALAM replacement aircraft) tabled at meeting of Partner Nations.
312 24/06/2008 Tranche 3 BERR wrote to S of S supporting the proposal to indicate the minimum number of new aircraft (in addition to UK secured export aircraft) for the purpose of negotiations with the Partner Nations.
313 25/06/2008 Exports Agreement signed by NETMA and Typhoon IPT (agreed by Partner Nations) for temporary transfer of IPA1 from Industry to MOD UK to perform Hot and High Trials in Saudi Arabia. IPA1 will be returned to Industry by end Sep 08.
314 01/07/2008 Operations Multi-Role Operational Employment Date declared, which enables Typhoon to deploy on overseas operations with multi-role, air-to-surface capability.
315 25/07/2008 ASTA OGC Gateway Review Investment Decision to confirm the full Business Case and benefits plan declared a Delivery Confidence Assessment at Amber/Green.
316 30/07/2008 Exports NETMA, Eurofighter (EF) GmbH and MOD Germany signed "Austria -Transfer Agreement", transferring six Typhoon Tranche 1 aircraft from Germany to EF GmbH in support of the Austria export order. Germany to receive 6 Tranche 2 aircraft in replacement.
317 01/08/2008 Tranche 3 IAB approved the Review Note for Typhoon Tranche 3 Long Lead Time Activities and Last Time Buys (see D/VCDS&2ndPUS/4/8/1 dtd 1 Aug 08)
318 12/09/2008 Operations Type Acceptance achieved for Tranche 2 aircraft.
319 21/10/2008 Operations First two Tranche 2 aircraft delivered to RAF Coningsby, witnessed by Min(DES) - BS 039 / ZJ 946 and BS 040 / ZJ 947.
320 27/10/2008 Operations BS36 / ZJ 943 ("China Lake accident" aircraft) arrived at RAF Brize Norton from USA.
321 26/11/2008 Operations 3rd Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 038 / ZJ 946 - accepted off-contract.
322 04/12/2008 Operations Release to Service achieved for Tranche 2 aircraft.
323 05/12/2008 Main Development Contract NETMA & Eurojet (EJ) GmbH signed agreement on EJ Main Development Closure - acknowledging completion of MDC work, achievement by EJ of Full Operational Clearance and the definition of the remaining activities to formally close the MDC.
324 19/12/2008 Operations 4th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 041 / ZJ 948 - accepted off-contract.
325 19/12/2008 Exports - Saudi Arabia First Saudi Arabia delivery. Tranche 2 BS 042 accepted off-contract and delivered to RAF, then handed back to BAE Systems so that Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) can conduct their own acceptance process.
326 16/01/2009 Tranche 3 MinSub requesting agreement, for purpose of current negotiations with PNs/Industry, UK's intention, subject to Departmental & HMT approval, to purchase 16 new Tranche 3 aircraft in accordance with Defence Board endorsed strategy.
327 04/03/2009 Support Contract for Typhoon Availability Service (TAS) placed with BAE Systems for a period of 5 years. Contract value £450M.
328 27/03/2009 Tranche 3 S of S wrote to Chancellor of the Exchequer with an update on MOD's examination across programme of expenditure; also lengthy background on Tranche 3 and reasons why UK needs to agree a way forward. D/MSU/7/4/4/11 dated 27 Mar 09.
329 30/03/2009 Operations 5th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 037 / ZJ 944 - accepted off-contract.
330 08/04/2009 Operations 6th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 045 / ZJ 949 - accepted off-contract.
331 22/04/2009 Tranche 3 Lord Mandelson, SofS BERR wrote to Chancellor of the Exchequer supporting Tranche 3 from the perspective of employment and exports.
332 19/05/2009 Tranche 3 Min(DES) signed the Ministerial Agreement which was previously signed by Germany, Italy and Spain on 2 Apr 09. The Agreement contains a statement of principles which will underpin the next stage of negotiations between NETMA and industry on Tranche 3.
333 20/05/2009 Operations 7th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 047 / ZJ 950 - accepted off-contract.
334 11/06/2009 Exports - Saudi Arabia Roll Out Ceremony at BAE Systems' Warton site for the first two Typhoon aircraft produced for the Royal Saudi Air Force under the Salam Project. Attended by Min(AF).
335 12/06/2009 Tranche 3 Defence Board considered the paper on "Typhoon Tranche 3 and Future Support", and approved the recommendations in the paper.
336 15/07/2009 Tranche 3 HM Treasury letter to MOD SofS on Tranche 3 Main Gate Business Case, advising MOD to consult No 10.
337 24/07/2009 Tranche 3 No 10 letter to MOD giving Prime Minister's agreement to Tranche 3 contract.
338 31/07/2009 Contracts Contracts for Tranche 3A signed between GM NETMA and CEOs of Eurofighter GmbH and Eurojet GmbH. UK to receive 16 new aircraft and 24 replacement aircraft for those diverted to Saudi Arabia. Overall contract value for UK c. £3Bn.
339 12/08/2009 Operations 8th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 053 / ZK 301 - accepted off-contract.
340 21/08/2009 Operations 9th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 052 / ZK 300 - accepted off-contract.
341 23/09/2009 Operations Tranche 2 Typhoon aircraft formally took over air defence duties in Falkland Islands.
342 20/10/2009 Operations 10th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 054 / ZK 302 - accepted off-contract.
343 29/10/2009 Staff AVM Phil Osborn, Head of Capability (Deep Target Attack) assumed Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) role for Combat Air including Typhoon. Role fulfilled as Chair of Combat Air Programme Board. Replaced in this role by Air Cdre Mark Roberts on 30 Nov 10.
344 30/10/2009 Support Contract for ongoing Typhoon support placed with QinetiQ for 3 years.
345 11/11/2009 Operations 11th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 055 / ZK 304 - accepted off-contract.
346 24/11/2009 Operations 12th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 056 / ZK 305 - accepted off-contract.
347 17/12/2009 Operations 13th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 057 / ZK 306 - accepted off-contract.
348 31/12/2009 Support Contract for Partnered Support Operational Phase 3 (PSOP3 - known as Engine Availability Service) placed with Rolls-Royce for a period of 10 years. Contract value £865M.
349 04/01/2010 Staff Air Cdre Hugh Donohoe assumed post of Head of Typhoon Team.
350 20/01/2010 Operations 14th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 058 / ZK 307 - accepted off-contract.
351 22/04/2010 Operations 15th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 059 / ZK 308 - accepted off-contract.
352 27/05/2010 Operations 16th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 060 / ZK 309 - accepted off-contract
353 24/08/2010 Operations Spanish Air Force Typhoon (ST 008) crashed shortly after take-off on a training flight from Moron Air Force Base, Spain. Pilot from Royal Saudi Air Force lost his life during ejection from aircraft. Spanish Air Force instructor survived ejection.
354 25/08/2010 Operations Commander Spanish Air Force stopped all non-operational flying by Spanish Air Force Typhoon aircraft, pending further information being available about the crash on 24 Aug 10.
355 25/08/2010 Operations Subsequent to ST 008 crash, Typhoon Project Engineer (DES Typh-SysMgr) advised that RAF Typhoon flying continue without additional restriction given the lack of any evidence to undermine confidence in the extant aircraft safety case.
356 06/09/2010 Operations 6(Fighter) Squadron stood-up at RAF Leuchars.
357 30/09/2010 Operations 17th Tranche 2 aircraft - BT 024 - accepted off-contract.
358 01/10/2010 Operations Activation of the second Typhoon Main Operating Base, RAF Leuchars.
359 01/10/2010 Staff Head of Typhoon Team (Air Cdre H Donohoe) received Letter of Delegation from DE&S Director Combat Air (AVM S Bollom).
360 14/10/2010 Operations 18th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 064 - accepted off-contract.
361 25/10/2010 Operations 19th Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 063 - accepted off-contract.
362 17/11/2010 Operations 20th Tranche 2 aircraft - BT 017 / ZK 303 - accepted off-contract.
363 30/11/2010 Air Cdre Mark Roberts, Head of Capability (Deep Target Attack) assumed Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) role for Combat Air including Typhoon. Role fulfilled as Chair of Combat Air Programme Board.
364 07/12/2010 Operations 21st Tranche 2 aircraft - BS 067 / ZK 312 - accepted off-contract.
365 10/12/2010 Operations 22nd Tranche 2 aircraft - BT 025 / ZK 380 - accepted off-contract.
366 15/12/2010 Operations Joint Force (RAF and Royal Navy) Harrier fleet retired after 41 years of service. The fleet was taken out of service early as determined by the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010.



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