Eurofighter Typhoon will continue to play a 'key role' as a deterrent and 'policing capability' for 2015 says Alberto Gutierrez, the Chief Executive Officer of Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug.
Speaking from Eurofighter's Head Offices in Munich, Germany, the CEO said: "Now, more than ever, the role that the Eurofighter is playing in protecting nations and policing behaviours across the globe is a critical capability for our customer's armed forces."
With 427 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft delivered to customer air forces in six nations, the multi-role fast-jet fighter is increasingly being seen protecting skies through a variety of missions - in some cases escorting civilian aircraft to safe landings where lives are believed to be in danger - and in others simply patrolling airspace and monitoring aircraft movements.
"What is important," says Gutierrez, "is that we are able to offer a genuine and effective capability that can be deployed as needed. All of us involved in the production of the Eurofighter Typhoon know that the work the aircraft does is of vital importance to the national security of nations. Our mission is to ensure we provide the best equipment offering the highest levels of performance and safety. Eurofighter's track record in meeting the challenges of Quick Reaction Alert duties is, I believe, second to none. It is something we can be extremely proud of."
Over the New Year period a number of rotational Eurofighter deployments were completed as nations took turns to share policing duties across Europe and beyond.