Airbus has delivered the first upgraded Tranche 1 Eurofighter to the Spanish Air Force.
The upgrade was carried out at Airbus facilities in Getafe and involved the introduction of hardware modifications which support the Operational Flight Program 02 (OFP-02) developed by the Armament and Experimental Logistics Centre (CLAEX), Eurofighter said in a statement last week.
The upgrade developed by Airbus includes modifications that integrate Tranche 2 and Tranche 3 equipment on the aircraft, not least a Computer Symbol Generator, Digital Video and Voice Recorder, Laser Designator POD and Maintenance Data Panel.
This first single-seat Eurofighter (serial number SS003), to be followed by a second two-seat aircraft currently undergoing the upgrade, will be used initially by CLAEX as a test aircraft for the qualification of these new capabilities that will be implemented on the Air Force’s fleet of 15 Tranche 1 Eurofighters.
South Korea and Spain are expected to start negotiations on a proposed deal to swap Spanish A-400M military transport planes with Korean T-50 and KT-1 trainer jets as early as this month. The deal, if realized, would mark South Korea's first export of aircraft to Europe
Spain has signed a contract with NH Industries, a consortium of Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo and Fokker to acquire 23 NH90 helicopters that include seven naval versions for an estimated $1.7 billion
Spain has formally expressed interest in joining French-German Next Generation Weapon System, or NGWS project. The Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles has requested the Spanish incorporation be formalized through the signing of a Letter of Intentions (LoI) or a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
South Korea plans to sign a military aircraft swap deal with Spain during their joint committee meeting on defense industry cooperation in Madrid later this week. Under the plan, Korea is expected to sell 30 KT-1 basic trainer jets and 20 T-50 advanced trainer jets, manufactured by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), to Spain,
Eurofighter GmbH, EUROJET and NETMA (NATO Eurofighter & Tornado Management Agency), have signed €53.7 million contracts at the Paris Airshow 2019 to study improvement to communications, on-board systems and engine of the Typhoon combat aircraft
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