NETMA, NATO Eurofighter and Toranado Management Agency has placed orders to integrate the storm shadow long range attack missile onto the Eurofighter Typhoon.
Representatives from NETMA, Eurofighter, and the four core nations of the Eurofighter Program (the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Germany) signed the contract at the Farnborough Air Show on Thursday.
Under the contract, Eurofighter will work with the three Eurofighter Partners (BAE Systems, Airbus Space & Defense, and Alenia Aermacchi) and their supply base – including MBDA, the makers of the Storm Shadow missile – to integrate the weapon on the aircraft.
The Contract will form part of the P2E enhancement package. Flight trials with Storm Shadow on Typhoon have been progressing since late 2013 and, working with Eurofighter operators.
Storm Shadow is a long range, all-weather, high precision, stand-off weapon in service on Royal Air Force Tornados. The design allows it to penetrate layered air defenses whilst the long range of Storm Shadow allows it to be launched outside those defenses increasing the launch aircraft survivability.