The 500th Eurofighter Typhoon has been delivered today to the Italian Air Force during a special ceremony held at Leonardo Aircraft Division’s Turin site.
Lt. Gen. Gabriele Salvestroni, Logistic Commander of the Italian Air Force, took delivery of the aircraft in the presence of Filippo Bagnato, Leonardo Aircraft Division’s Managing Director, the company said in a statement Tuesday.
Filippo Bagnato, Leonardo Aircraft Division Managing Director, said, “We are now fully committed to completing deliveries to the Italian Air Force, to develop the capabilities of the aircraft, and to the activities envisaged by Kuwait’s contract, while continuing to pursue a number of significant market opportunities around the world.”
Esterline will deliver two visual systems into the Eurofighter Typhoon simulator facilities at RAF Lossiemouth, in Scotland, UK, by the end of this year. The new systems will provide air force pilots with high performance, high fidelity visual systems as they prepare for operational deployments around the globe, BAE Systems said in a statement Tuesday
Malaysias defence minister Hishamuddin Hussain has squashed reports that the Dassault Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon had been shortlisted for the Malaysian air forces multi-role combat aircraft (MRCA) requirement. Asked if the ministry would settle for Eurofighter Typhoon by BAE Systems or the Rafale by Dassault Aviation, he said the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and the Saab Gripen “are still in the running”
Austria is set to file a lawsuit against Airbus of wilful deception and fraud linked to $2.1 billion Eurofighter jets deal in 2003
Jenoptik is to supply 28 protective domes to BAE Systems for the Eurofighter Typhoon. The value of the contract is in the high single-digit million range
Malaysia will either order Dassault Rafale or Eurofighter Typhoon fighters for its new multi-role combat aircraft (MRCA) program to replace its Russian Mikoyan MiG-29 fighters. “By the year 2020 we have to make a decision on the [purchase of the] MRCAs
First batch of the BAE Systems Typhoon fighters were received by the Air Force of Oman (RAFO) Wednesday. They were delivered under the auspices of Major General Matar bin Ali Al Obaidani Commander of RAFO, at the Adam Air Base
Leonardo has launched the new version of its BriteCloud decoy for fast jets, called BriteCloud 218, following trials with Danish F-16 fighter aircraft. BriteCloud is a compact radio-frequency device that is launched by a fast-jet pilot when facing attack from radar-guided missiles
Eurofighter Typhoon has completed a simultaneous firing of two MBDA Meteor Beyond Visual Range air-to-air missiles as part of a major program to integrate the weapon on to the aircraft. The test was conducted using Airbus Defence & Space Instrumented Production Aircraft (IPA) 4 with the support of BAE Systems, Eurofighter GmbH, MBDA and the UK‘s Ministry of Defence
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