UK defence official says Eurofigther Typhoon is not expensive

Bangalore, Feb 8 (PTI) A top UK defence official todaydismissed suggestions that the offer of Eurofighter Typhoon,one of the contenders for the USD ten billion mediummulti-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) contract in India, is"overpriced".

Responding to questions at a press conference here, AirMarshal Leeson, Chief of Material Air, Royal Air Force, saidhe did not support the view that the Typhoon offer was"expensive".

If one assessed its capability, it''s actually acost-effective solution", he argued. "I don''t accept thatEurofighter Typhoon is very expensive".

He said Typhoon compares "extraordinarily well" vis-a-vis"through life costs".

The four Eurofighter partner countries are Germany, theUK, Italy and Spain.

Meanwhile, Richard Paniguian, Head of UK Trade

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