Lincoln-based Inzpire Limited has been awarded a five-and-a-half-year task through the Engineering Delivery Partnership (EDP) Agreement to provide Typhoon Requirements Managers and subject matter expertise to the Typhoon Mission Support Centre (MSC) at RAF Coningsby.
Inzpire will continue to provide technical support to the RAF Typhoon Requirement Management team via ten Typhoon Requirement Managers (RMs) and up to ten Mission Data Experts.
They will work on Typhoon programmes including the Defensive Aids Sub-System (DASS), Typhoon Tactical Datalinks (MIDS) and Collision Awareness systems.
The task has been awarded through the Engineering Delivery Partner (EDP) Agreement that is managed by the UK Ministry of Defence’s Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S). EDP aims to deliver significant benefits in the in the provision of engineering services.
Inzpire began providing support to the UK Typhoon programme in 2007. This task extension will provide specialist engineering services to Typhoon through its continual development programme, while at the same time providing support to Typhoon operations both at home and overseas.
This task will see Inzpire’s RMs build on the technical support which they have been providing to the UK MoD, Typhoon Delivery Team and Air capability RMs for the last 13 years.
In this time they have made a significant contribution to the system and sensors’ capabilities through: support to requirement capture; requirement management; equipment delivery; trials management; flight trial support; data handling; operational analysis; report writing; and acceptance of capabilities.
Inzpire’s Typhoon Mission Support Team has also been supporting UK Typhoon since 2013 as part of the company’s Integrated Sensors and Systems Division. Comprising almost entirely of ex-RAF personnel, the team work within the Typhoon MSC in specialist roles within mission data production, data analysis, test and validation, and defensive aids development, in order to provide essential support to this mission critical sovereign capability.
Jim Mulholland, Head of Inzpire’s Technical & Strategic Services Operational Business Unit said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this task to provide crucial continuity of support to both front-line Typhoon operations, and the development, trials, testing and delivery into service of future Typhoon capability to ensure that the Typhoon Force remain at the vanguard of military operations.
“Our subject matter experts will continue to provide timely advice to the customer, enhancing the awareness of present Typhoon capability and the technical requirements needed to achieve future operational goals”.
The Engineering Delivery Partner (EDP) is a collaboration between the Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) Engineering Function and the Aurora Engineering Partnership. QinetiQ, Atkins (a member of SNC-Lavalin Group) and BMT joined forces to form the Aurora Engineering Partnership to support the DE&S change agenda and drive benefits through the delivery of engineering services.