600 jobs have been secured at BAE sites in Warton and Samlesbury sites in Lancashire.
The defence giant has received a five-year, £446 million contract to provide a range of engineering support services for the fleet of Typhoon jets.
"This contract is great news for BAE Systems and for the Eurofighter programme as a whole. Over a five-year period the contract will deliver significant savings to the customer and will ensure that we have the skills, capabilities and funding in place to support Typhoon users across Europe."
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Kerrie has the latest North West forecast for the next fews days
The former chancellor said a line connecting the east and west coasts must be planned for as the Government presses ahead with HS2.
Showery rain to start Wednesday, but an improving story. Freshening up for the rest of the week with a mix of sunshine & showers