BAE Systems wins £1.3 billion contract for German Typhoons

FILE PHOTO: Trade visitors walk past an advertisement for BAE Systems at Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, Britain, July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - British defence company BAE Systems BAES.L said it had won a 1.3 billion pound order to build parts for 38 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft Germany plans to buy.

The Eurofighter consortium comprises BAE Systems as well as European plane manufacturer Airbus AIR.PA and Italy's Leonardo LDOF.MI.

BAE said that it would make the front fuselage and tail for the new German Typhoons at its Warton factory, in northern England, before the aircraft is put together in Germany by Airbus.

Reporting by Sarah Young; Editing by Kate Holton