The Eurofighter consortium's order book for Typhoon fighter jets has grown to 623 aircraft following the signing of contract with Qatar to supply 24 fighters signed in December.
Besides, December brought confirmation that Typhoon jet's production had started for the State of Kuwait while the Sultanate of Oman took its first deliveries of Eurofighter Typhoon at Adam Air Base, Oman.
The addition of the deep strike cruise missile Storm Shadow, Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile Meteor, and the precision attack missile Brimstone, will increase the operational performance of the Eurofighter Typhoon, Volker Paltzo, Chief Executive Officer for Eurofighter said in a statement last Wednesday.
Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft meant for the Kuwaiti Air Force (KAF) will be the most advanced produced so far and the first among the fighter jet’s eight customers to receive the E-Scan AESA radar.
Deliveries of Kuwait’s Eurofighter Typhoons will start in 2020 and conclude in 2023, will consist of a package of capabilities on top of the previous enhancement programmes that will include the Leonardo-led E-Scan radar and a number of weapon system upgrades.
Eurofighter has started work on first Typhoon aircraft meant for Kuwait Air Force. Following the 2016 signature of the contract to supply 28 Eurofighter Typhoon to the State of Kuwait, Leonardo company and the other Eurofighter partner companies have started the production with several new additions to weapon system, the company said in a statement Wednesday
The German Defense Ministry has said that Eurofighter Typhoon multi-role fighters as a front runner in its bid to replace aging Tonado jets. In a letter to a Greens lawmaker, the Lockheed Martin F-35 and Boeing F-15 and F-18 were secondary options, the ministry statement was quoted by
Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft meant for the Kuwaiti Air Force (KAF) will be the most advanced produced so far and the first among the fighter jets 8 customers to receive the E-Scan AESA radar. Deliveries of Kuwaits Eurofighter Typhoons will start in 2020 and conclude in 2023, will consist of a package of capabilities on top of the previous enhancement programmes that will include the Leonardo-led E-Scan radar and a number of weapon system upgrades, a Leonardo statement said today
A Eurofighter crashed near to the Los Llanos air base in Albacete south of Madrid, Spain, as it returned from a military parade killing the pilot. This is the second Eurofighter that has crashed in a month
European planemaker Airbus Group warns its staff in a letter to be prepared for budget constraint as the five-year investigation into allegations of fraud and corruption in the €2bn sale of Eurofighter jets are nearing “conclusion”. Tom Enders, Airbus chief executive, wrote to the aircraft makers 130,000 staff on October 6 to warn of the potential for “significant penalties” arising from corruption investigations under way in the UK, France, Germany and Austria, Financial Times reports
The UK Government has signed a Memorandum of Intent with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to aim to finalise discussions for the purchase of 48 Eurofighter Typhoon Aircraft worth an estimated US$16 billion. The Memorandum was signed during the high profile visit of Saudi Crown Prince Salman to London earlier this week
Airbus Defence and Space has delivered the first two Eurofighter Typhoons to be produced in the latest configuration with enhanced air-to-surface capabilities to the Spanish Air Force. The aircraft were manufactured at the Getafe Final Assembly Line in the P1Eb FW (Phase 1 Enhanced Further Work) configuration which marks a key step in the overall Eurofighter evolution plan
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