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First Royal Air Force of #Oman Typhoon Begins Final Assembly

First Royal Air Force of #Oman Typhoon Begins Final Assembly

BAE Systems has started final assembly of the first Typhoon jet destined for delivery to the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) at its final assembly facility in Warton, Lancashire, UK. Assembly of the twin-seat Typhoon starts with the marry-up of the fuselage, wings and undercarriage using special automated alignment facilities which use laser-trackers and computer-automated jacks. Other early stages of assembly will include fitting of the fin, foreplanes and marry-up of all the systems. Martin Taylor, Managing Director, Military Air & Information, BAE Systems said: “BAE Systems has a long-standing relationship with RAFO, through its operation of both the Jaguar fighter aircraft and an earlier variant of the BAE Systems Hawk, and we are proud to provide the support required to the Sultanate. Assembly of the first RAFO Typhoon is progressing well and we are on target for first...

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