An 'enhanced' Eurofighter Typhoon would form a core part of any European future combat air system (FCAS), Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH CEO, Volker Paltzo said at the Farnborough Air Show today.
Speaking during Farnborough International Air Show on Tuesday, Volker Paltzo said, “Eurofighter will be a central pillar of any European FCAS, and has a key role to play in this future system, operating alongside any existing or new European assets that may come into play in the future battlespace – across all mission scenarios.
According to Paltzo, there is a need for greater connectivity, sensor and data fusion in the future battlespace would see a refresh of technology in the cockpit, including a high resolution large area display, and up to 15% more power to the aircraft’s EJ-200 engines, as part of the aircraft’s long term evolution plans.
“We are in ongoing dialogue with our partners regarding these emerging requirements”, he stated.
Clemens Linden, Eurojet TURBO GmbH CEO, speaking on behalf of the Eurofighter engine consortium during Farnborough International Air Show, said that the Eurofighter can make its EJ-200 engine still better and deliver a 15 percent increase in thrust.
BAE Systems designed collaborative robots, ‘cobots will be tested on the Typhoon production line by the end of the year. The cobotic workstation – designed to support people with complex manufacturing of combat aircraft- is fitted with a range of digital technology and will be piloted at the companys Warton, Lancashire site to work alongside manufacturers building high-tech systems for cutting-edge combat aircraft, the company said in a statement Wednesday
France and Germany on Tuesday signed two joint letters of intent, including one on the Future Air Combat System (SCAF), designating "France as a leading nation" for the project to succeed the Rafale and the Eurofighter warplanes by 2040. According to a statement issued by the French Defence Ministry, the program will bring together "a new multi-purpose combat aircraft, adapted to contemporary air threats and exploiting the potential of artificial intelligence, network-based combat capabilities, including drones of various types
The German Luftwaffe is struggling to keep ground readiness of its Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet fleet. Only four of 128 fighters are combat ready
The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) intends to scrap 16 Eurofighter Typhoons as part of a project to save GBP 800 million (USD1.13 billion) on the running cost of the service's combat aircraft fleet
Dassault and Airbus who are jointly developing the European Future Combat Air System (FCAS), have sought that participating European governments move forward by launching the programmes demonstrator phase. Two years ago, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to jointly develop the European Future Combat Air System (FCAS)
A Spanish fighter jet pilot accidently fired an advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) during a mock drill close to the Russian border. The Eurofighter Typhoon multi-role fighter, part of the Spain-Estonias alliances air-policing mission erroneously fired an AMRAAM-type missile during mock drill at Tartu, an Estonian town 30 miles west of the Russian border on Tuesday afternoon, Agence France Presse news agency reported Thursday
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