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Beavis S, 26-Apr-1986. BAe Uncovers EAP, Flight International

Beavis S, 26-Apr-1986. BAe Uncovers EAP, Flight International

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EAP DEBUT
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British Aerospace is negotiating with theUK Ministry of Defence for up to an additional £60 million to complete Phase Twoflight-tests of the Experimental Aircraft <Programme (EAP) technology demonstrator aircraft. The EAP was uncoveredon a wet Wednesday at Warton last week
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in a blaze of laser lighting and loud music,reports
Simon Beavis.
Scheduled to fly for the first time beforethe end of May, the aircraft will make itspublic debut at this year's Farnborough
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Air Show alongside its French counterpart, the Dassault Rafale.To date the project has cost £180 ,million. Originally the cost of theprogramme was to be shared equallybetween Government and industry, but a-mid-life retreat by the West German andItalian Governments obliged industry toput up the bulk of the funds. BAe, Aeri-talia, and MBB have contributed £100million, while the UK Government hasprovided the remaining £80 million.UK Defence Secretary George Youngermade it clear at the roll-out that his ministry is eager to provide its half of the additional £50-60 million funds required.Industry will have to find the remainder.The EAP airframe—a canard/delta ofslightly hunched form, standing high offthe ground and with a modified TornadoADV fin—has cost £115 million. The UKhas funded 70 per cent, Italy 23-24 per
FLIGHT INTERNATIONAL, 26 April 1986

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