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Eurofighter Typhoon
A Eurofighter Typhoon F2 of the RAF
Role Multirole fighter
Manufacturer Eurofighter GmbH
First flight 27 March 1994[1]
Introduced 4 August 2003
Status Operational
Primary users Royal Air Force
Luftwaffe
Aeronautica Militare
Spanish Air Force
And 2 other users (see operators)
Number built >200 as of December 2009[2]
471 ordered (as of January 2009)
Unit cost €63 million (flyaway cost, estimated),[3]
GB£69.3 million[4]
Developed from British Aerospace EAP
Variants Eurofighter Typhoon variants
.The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine canard-delta wing multirole aircraft.^ Eurofighter Typhoon Twin 69mm Build .
  • Eurofighter Typhoon Twin 69mm Build - RC Groups 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.rcgroups.com [Source type: General]

^ The Eurofighter Typhoon is an agile, highly maneuverable, twin-engine strike fighter.
  • Amazon.com: Mega Bloks - ProBuilder Eurofighter Typhoon: Toys & Games 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Under the Eurofighter deal, the RAF was due to receive 232 aircraft, now known as the Typhoon, in three batches.
  • BAE Systems' Eurofighter Typhoon factory faces closure - Times Online 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC business.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

.It is being designed and built by a consortium of three companies: Alenia Aeronautica, BAE Systems, and EADS working through a holding company Eurofighter GmbH which was formed in 1986. The project is managed by NETMA (NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency) which acts as the prime customer.^ The Eurofighter is one of the most advanced fighter jets in the world and is built by a consortium of European defence companies It is a joint venture between the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain and was first proposed in 1985.
  • BAE poised to clinch £20bn Saudi Eurofighter deal - Times Online 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC business.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ The Defense News report is based on a story from the German magazine Focus, which published its article after having obtained a copy of a letter from Eurofighter GmbH, the German branch of the multinational company that manages the program, with these details.
  • Eurofighter Meltdown | The Weekly Standard 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.weeklystandard.com [Source type: General]

^ October 2000 The first twin-seat initial production cockpit canopy and windscreen for teh Eurofighter have been delivered to BAE Systems by Aerospace Composites Technologies (ACT), a GKN Aerospace company.
  • FLUG REVUE Programme Tracker: Eurofighter Typhoon (EF2000) 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.flug-revue.rotor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[5]
.The series production of the Eurofighter Typhoon is underway, and the aircraft is being procured under three separate contracts (named "tranches"), each for aircraft with generally improved capabilities.^ Typhoon Tranch 1 entered production in 2002 with air-to-air capability achieved under Block 2.
  • Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - Eurofighter Typhoon 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.aerospaceweb.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In September 1998, the Eurofighter organization announced the aircraft's name of "Typhoon".
  • The Eurofighter Typhoon 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Is the Eurofighter Typhoon an exceptional combat aircraft, or is it an anachronism unworthy of production ?
  • Eurofighter Typhoon - Demon or Lemon? 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.ausairpower.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The aircraft has entered service with the British Royal Air Force, the German Luftwaffe, the Italian Aeronautica Militare, the Spanish Air Force and the Austrian Air Force.^ Tags: bae systems , bribes , english government , logistical support , logistics support , royal saudi air force , saudi air force , Saudi Arabia , support contract , support maintenance .

^ They were to be built at Warton as part of the joint British, German, Italian and Spanish project.
  • BAE Systems' Eurofighter Typhoon factory faces closure - Times Online 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC business.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Since entering into service, the Eurofighter jets have lived up to all expectations and are successfully helping to protect the British, Germany, Italian, Spanish and Austrian air spaces.

.Saudi Arabia has signed a £4.43 billion (approx.^ The UK and Saudi Arabia signed an "understanding document" to modernise the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces that will see the Eurofighter Typhoon replace the Tornado.
  • Eurofighter sale to Saudi Arabia agreed | Business | guardian.co.uk 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Dec.5, 2007 -- Eurofighter GmbH has signed the contractual documents with its shareholder BAE Systems for the supply of 72 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Military Aviation 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.sirviper.com [Source type: News]

^ On the 21 December 2005, Britain signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia to supply the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft.
  • BASIC Papers, December 2005 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.basicint.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

6.4  billion c. .2007, $9.5 billion) contract for 72 aircraft.^ Dec.5, 2007 -- Eurofighter GmbH has signed the contractual documents with its shareholder BAE Systems for the supply of 72 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Military Aviation 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.sirviper.com [Source type: News]

^ The Tranche 3.9 billion contract confirms Eurofighter Typhoon as the best selling defence aircraft on the market with 559 units under production contract, including 15 for Austria and 72 for Saudi Arabia.

[6]

Contents

Development

Official Eurofighter logo
.The UK had identified a requirement for a new fighter as early as 1971. A specification, AST 403, issued by the Air Staff in 1972, resulted in a conventional "tailed" design known as P.96, which was presented in the late 1970s.^ AST-403, specification revised for an air superiority fighter.
  • Eurofighter Typhoon; Europian Multi-role Delta Fighter Aircraft 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.battle-fleet.com [Source type: Reference]

^ In the late 1970s, a number of European nations were confronted with the fact that their fighter forces were beginning to seem outdated in the face of new American machines, such as the F-15 and F-16, and more to the point new Soviet fighter designs, such as the MiG-29 and Su-27.
  • The Eurofighter Typhoon 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ European air forces continued to show interest in the idea of a common European design, and in late 1983 a common European requirement for the Future European Fighter Aircraft (FEFA soon changed to EFA) was defined with the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain participating.
  • Eurofighter Typhoon - Demon or Lemon? 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.ausairpower.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.While the design would have met the Air Staff's requirements, the UK air industry had reservations as it appeared to be very similar to the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet, which was then well advanced in its development.^ McDonnell Douglas EF-18 .
  • Picasa Web Albums - Jan - Volkel 2009 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC picasaweb.google.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Developed by Europe’s leading aerospace companies, Eurofighter Typhoon is now in service with the Air Forces of Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom and will fulfil Air Force requirements well into the 21st Century.
  • simMarket: AFS-DESIGN - EUROFIGHTER EXCELLENT EDITION FSX 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC secure.simmarket.com [Source type: General]

^ The Eurofighter Typhoon will fulfil Air Force requirements well into the mid-21st Century.
  • GISUser.com - Case Study - Matrox Parhelia Powers Eurofighter Ground Training Aids 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.gisuser.com [Source type: General]

.The design had little potential for future growth, and when it entered production it would secure few exports in a market in which the Hornet would be well established.^ AMSAR offers the potential for LPI operation, but would require further design optimisations and a fundamental redesign of many portions of the ECR-90 back end.
  • Eurofighter Typhoon - Demon or Lemon? 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.ausairpower.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He believed that if he could stop the Western Allies, then Germany would be a little more secure (only the Eastern Front to deal with) and he could stop the Russians and negotiate on his own terms.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ This primary contract value was estimated at around £5 billion much of which covered the Saudi purchase of Tornados, effectively securing the fighter an export market that otherwise suffered from limited non-European export potential.
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[7] .Simultaneously, by 1979 the West German requirement for a new fighter had led to the development of the TKF-90 concept.^ February 1996 In his report on a coherent air defence concept submitted to the German parliamentary defence committee, Minister of Defence Volker Rühe definitely acknowledges the need for a new fighter.
  • FLUG REVUE Programme Tracker: Eurofighter Typhoon (EF2000) 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.flug-revue.rotor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, BAE was able to inspire the Anglo-German-Italian "Panavia" consortium, which had built the Tornado, to collaborate on another machine, the "Agile Combat Aircraft (ACA)", which was based on TKF-90 and P.110 concepts.
  • The Eurofighter Typhoon 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The ECR-90 was developed by the "EuroRadar" team, led by GEC Ferranti and including FIAR of Italy and Inisel of Spain.
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[8][9] .This was a cranked delta wing design with forward canard controls and artificial stability.^ In comparing the Typhoon to established fighters, the aerodynamic design exploits basic ideas used in F-16 family, but combines them with a strongly swept delta and canard configuration to extend the supersonic envelope, although not as aggressively as GD did with the 660 ft^2 cranked arrow F-16XL/E wing.
  • Eurofighter Typhoon - Demon or Lemon? 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.ausairpower.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The low wing loading is not optimal for low level strike profiles, but the gust sensitivity will be alleviated by the large sweep angle and the use of artificial stability and canards.
  • Eurofighter Typhoon - Demon or Lemon? 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.ausairpower.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Whereas the Typhoon’s canards move to enhance manoeuverability beyond even the ability it had with relaxed stability and a delta.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

.Although the British Aerospace designers rejected some of its advanced features such as vectoring engine nozzles and vented trailing-edge controls, they agreed with the overall configuration.^ The system features the latest in voice-controlled activation, digital computer processors, advanced fly-by-wire control and powerful afterburning turbojet engines to propel it well into the next decade.
  • Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon - History, Specifications and Pictures - Military Aircraft 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ EJ200 features low specific fuel consumption, supercruise capability and Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system.
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^ Over the next five years, design work continued, aided by data from the British Aerospace EAP prototype which had first flown in August, 1986.
  • Eurofighter Typhoon; Europian Multi-role Delta Fighter Aircraft 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.battle-fleet.com [Source type: Reference]

.In 1979 British Aerospace and Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm presented a formal proposal to their respective governments for the ECF, the European Collaborative Fighter[10] or European Combat Fighter.^ The European Combat Aircraft (ECA) study group was formed, and by 1979 a joint BAe-MBB proposal for the European Combat Fighter (ECF) presented.
  • Eurofighter Typhoon - Demon or Lemon? 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.ausairpower.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1979, BAe and MBB (now part of DASA) proposed the ECF (European Combat Fighter) to their governments.
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^ Following differing requirements (particularly French requirement for carrier compatibility,) BAe and MBB propose the European Combat Fighter (ECF) 1981 Development of different national prototypes and continued differences over specification lead to cancellation of ECF programme.
  • Eurofighter Typhoon; Europian Multi-role Delta Fighter Aircraft 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.battle-fleet.com [Source type: Reference]

[9] .In October 1979 Dassault joined the ECF team for a tri-national study, which became known as the European Combat Aircraft.^ Following differing requirements (particularly French requirement for carrier compatibility,) BAe and MBB propose the European Combat Fighter (ECF) 1981 Development of different national prototypes and continued differences over specification lead to cancellation of ECF programme.
  • Eurofighter Typhoon; Europian Multi-role Delta Fighter Aircraft 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.battle-fleet.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The European Combat Aircraft (ECA) study group was formed, and by 1979 a joint BAe-MBB proposal for the European Combat Fighter (ECF) presented.
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^ Concurrently the national manufacturers worked on their own studies, BAe the P.110, MBB the TKF-90 and Dassault the ACX (which became the Rafale).
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[10] .It was at this stage of development that the Eurofighter name was first attached to the aircraft.^ The first prototype flew on 9 December 1988; development has been delayed by the loss of two aircraft in crashes attributed to faults in the digital flight control software.
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^ January 1997 DA7, the second Eurofighter 2000 Development Aircraft assembled by Alenia, makes its maiden flight.
  • FLUG REVUE Programme Tracker: Eurofighter Typhoon (EF2000) 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.flug-revue.rotor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Following these problems, in 1994 the first two Development Aircraft (proof of systems and integration aircraft) were to fly, one German (DA1) and one British (DA2).
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[11] .The development of different national prototypes continued.^ Following differing requirements (particularly French requirement for carrier compatibility,) BAe and MBB propose the European Combat Fighter (ECF) 1981 Development of different national prototypes and continued differences over specification lead to cancellation of ECF programme.
  • Eurofighter Typhoon; Europian Multi-role Delta Fighter Aircraft 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.battle-fleet.com [Source type: Reference]

^ In parallel with EFI, the Eurofighter GmbH will continue to exist, concentrating on the technical development of the aircraft and the relationship with NETMA and the procurement executives of the four Eurofighter partner nations.
  • FLUG REVUE Programme Tracker: Eurofighter Typhoon (EF2000) 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.flug-revue.rotor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.France produced the ACX. The UK produced two designs; the P.106[12] was a single-engined "lightweight" fighter, superficially resembling the JAS 39 Gripen, the P.110 was a twin-engined fighter.^ Eurofighter Typhoon is a swing role fighter designed to achieve superiority in the air and on the ground in a single mission.
  • Just Flight - Product page for Eurofighter Typhoon 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.justflight.com [Source type: General]

^ The EFA was to be a highly agile twin engine, single seat fighter with STOL capabilities.
  • Eurofighter Typhoon - Demon or Lemon? 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.ausairpower.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ BAE had been working on an export fighter-bomber design, the "P.110", basically a follow-on from the P.106B concept with ECF influence, but couldn't find a buyer to fund production.
  • The EuroFighter Typhoon 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.vectorsite.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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.The P.106 concept was rejected by the RAF, on the grounds that it had "half the effectiveness of the two-engined aircraft at two thirds of the cost".[7] West Germany continued to refine the TFK-90 concept.^ As a single engine aircraft is ruled out Germany decides to fit cheaper systems, e.g., F/A-18's APG-65 in place of ECR-90, and delay its service entry by two years.
  • Eurofighter Typhoon; Europian Multi-role Delta Fighter Aircraft 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.battle-fleet.com [Source type: Reference]

^ It involved all the improvements that would be expected for a next generation aircraft (advanced materials, stealth, reduced costs, better systems integration, and so forth), plus two particularly innovative concepts.
  • rec.aviation.military FAQ, Part 1 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.hazegray.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the meantime, Messerschmitt-Boelkow-Bohm (MBB) in Germany was considering a number of different concepts for an air-superiority fighter under the Luftwaffe's "Taktisches Kampfflugzeur 1990 (TKF-90 / Tactical Combat Aircraft 1990)" requirement.
  • The EuroFighter Typhoon 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.vectorsite.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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[9] .The ECA project collapsed in 1981 for several reasons including differing requirements, Dassault's insistence on "design leadership" and the British preference for a new version of the RB199 to power the aircraft versus the French preference for the new SNECMA M88.^ Following differing requirements (particularly French requirement for carrier compatibility,) BAe and MBB propose the European Combat Fighter (ECF) 1981 Development of different national prototypes and continued differences over specification lead to cancellation of ECF programme.
  • Eurofighter Typhoon; Europian Multi-role Delta Fighter Aircraft 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.battle-fleet.com [Source type: Reference]

^ In the meantime, the British also conducted a series of small-scale technology-demonstration programs to help develop useful subsystems for such a new aircraft.
  • The EuroFighter Typhoon 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.vectorsite.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • The Eurofighter Typhoon 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They then specified two different aircraft, including a Jaguar replacement with good air-to-air combat capabilities, designated the "Air Staff Target (AST) 403"; and a short-takeoff Harrier replacement, designated the "AST 409".
  • The EuroFighter Typhoon 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.vectorsite.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • The Eurofighter Typhoon 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[11]
.As a result the Panavia partners (BAe, MBB and Aeritalia) launched the Agile Combat Aircraft (ACA) programme in April 1982.[13] The ACA was very similar to the BAe P.110, having a cranked delta wing, canards and a twin tail.^ Panavia partners (Germany, Italy and UK) launch Agile Combat Aircraft (ACA) programme.
  • Eurofighter Typhoon; Europian Multi-role Delta Fighter Aircraft 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.battle-fleet.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Following differing requirements (particularly French requirement for carrier compatibility,) BAe and MBB propose the European Combat Fighter (ECF) 1981 Development of different national prototypes and continued differences over specification lead to cancellation of ECF programme.
  • Eurofighter Typhoon; Europian Multi-role Delta Fighter Aircraft 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.battle-fleet.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Experimental Aircraft Program funded by the UK and built by British Aerospace based on its Agile Combat Aircraft (ACA) research, served as testbed for Eurofighter systems .
  • Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - Eurofighter Typhoon 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.aerospaceweb.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.One major external difference was the replacement of the side mounted engine intakes with a chin intake.^ It differed externally in having two side intakes (similar to an F-4 or MiG-23) and a solid nose with a much larger radome.
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.The ACA was to be powered by a modified version of the RB199. The German and Italian governments withdrew funding, however the UK Ministry of Defence agreed to fund 50% of the cost with the remaining 50% to be provided by industry.^ June 1997 The German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) is urging the Government to move ahead with the EF2000.
  • FLUG REVUE Programme Tracker: Eurofighter Typhoon (EF2000) 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.flug-revue.rotor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, the 22 December Guardian report included the following official denial from the UK Ministry of Defence: "This deal is absolutely not contingent on the three conditions reported by the Guardian in September".
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^ The British Ministry of Defence is facing major shortfalls in funding due to the economic woes of the country and the cost of combat operations.

.MBB and Aeritalia signed up with the aim of producing two aircraft, one at Warton and one by MBB. In May 1983 BAe announced a contract with the MoD for the development and production of an ACA demonstrator, the Experimental Aircraft Programme.^ In any case, ACA went ahead for the moment, with plans generated for the production of two demonstrators under the "Experimental Aircraft Programme (EAP)".
  • The Eurofighter Typhoon 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ November 23 - Contracts signed for production of demonstrator engines and airframes.
  • Eurofighter Typhoon; Europian Multi-role Delta Fighter Aircraft 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.battle-fleet.com [Source type: Reference]

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  • Just Flight - Product page for Eurofighter Typhoon 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.justflight.com [Source type: General]

[13][14]
.In 1983 the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain launched the Future European Fighter Aircraft (FEFA) programme.^ Panavia partners (Germany, Italy and UK) launch Agile Combat Aircraft (ACA) programme.
  • Eurofighter Typhoon; Europian Multi-role Delta Fighter Aircraft 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.battle-fleet.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Mid-1970s France, Germany and UK initiate the European Combat Aircraft programme (ECA).
  • Eurofighter Typhoon; Europian Multi-role Delta Fighter Aircraft 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.battle-fleet.com [Source type: Reference]

^ European air forces continued to show interest in the idea of a common European design, and in late 1983 a common European requirement for the Future European Fighter Aircraft (FEFA soon changed to EFA) was defined with the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain participating.
  • Eurofighter Typhoon - Demon or Lemon? 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.ausairpower.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The aircraft was to have Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) and Beyond Visual Range (BVR) capabilities.^ (The X-32 started life as ARPA's ASTOVL (Advanced Short Take-Off/Vertical Landing) project, intended as a technology demonstrator to lead to a supersonic successor to the Harrier.
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^ STOVL enables the aircraft to operate from a relatively short flight deck without the use of expensive catapult-assisted take off and landing equipment.
  • Navy Matters | Future Joint Combat Aircraft - Part 1 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC navy-matters.beedall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ About 80 of these will be the F-35B short take-off/vertical landing (STOVL) variant -and intended to meet the Joint Combat Aircraft requirement as a replacement for the recently upgraded Harrier GR.9 and the already out of service Sea Harrier FA.2 in RAF and RN service.
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.In 1984 France reiterated its requirement for a carrier-capable version and demanded a leading role.^ France reiterates requirement for carrier capable version and demands 50% workshare.
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^ This was latter changed after discussions with France and Germany leading to a requirement for a STOL capable air superiority fighter (the STOVL request was fulfilled by the Harrier GR5).
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^ At this time, Britain, France and Germany initiated the ECA (European Combat Aircraft) project, it failed due to irreconcilable differences in requirements (primarily French demands that the aircraft be small enough to operate from its carriers and for it to optimised for the AG role rather than for the AA role).
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.The UK, West Germany and Italy opted out and established a new EFA programme.^ Britain, Germany and Italy opt out and establish new EFA programme 1985 France officially withdraws, commences ACX project.
  • Eurofighter Typhoon; Europian Multi-role Delta Fighter Aircraft 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.battle-fleet.com [Source type: Reference]

^ England , Germany , Italy and Spain are all planning to buy new aircraft with this batch.

^ Following the failure of the ECF a new attempt was made in 1983 to develop a European fighter, this time termed F/EFA or Future/European Fighter Aircraft to combine efforts from Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
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[9]
.In Turin on 2 August 1985 Italy, West Germany and the UK agreed to go ahead with the Eurofighter.^ By 1991, everything finally seemed to be going smoothly, leading a BAE official to comment: "We are now comfortable in bed with Italy, Spain, and even Germany.
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^ Eurofighter 2000 is the largest military aircraft programme in Europe with participation from Germany (Dasa), Great Britain (British Aerospace), Italy (Alenia) and Spain (CASA).
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^ Initial hardware requirements were as follows: UK 250, Germany 250, Italy 165, and Spain 100.
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.The announcement of this agreement confirmed that France, along with Spain, had chosen not to proceed as a member of the project.^ History The initial members of the consortium were the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.
  • Eurofighter Typhoon; Europian Multi-role Delta Fighter Aircraft 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.battle-fleet.com [Source type: Reference]

[15] .Despite pressure from France, Spain rejoined the Eurofighter project in early September 1985.[16] France officially withdrew from the project to pursue its own ACX project, which was to become the Dassault Rafale.^ In 1985 France withdrew in favour of its own Avion de Combat Exprimental (ACX) project (which later became the Dassault Rafale).
  • Eurofighter Typhoon; Europian Multi-role Delta Fighter Aircraft 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.battle-fleet.com [Source type: Reference]

^ With the cost and production sharing between the nations of Germany, Britain, Spain and Italy (France was an initial partner but later withdrew to pursue the Dassault Rafale), the system has become the poster-child for a united Europe.
  • Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon - History, Specifications and Pictures - Military Aircraft 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Concurrently the national manufacturers worked on their own studies, BAe the P.110, MBB the TKF-90 and Dassault the ACX (which became the Rafale).
  • Eurofighter Typhoon - Demon or Lemon? 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.ausairpower.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Close up view of an RAF Typhoon F2, showing the deflected canard control surface immediately below the pilot
.By 1986, the cost of the program had reached 180 million British Pounds.^ The latest program unit cost for the Eurofighter is $149.5 million per aircraft and the latest program unit cost for F-22 is $257.5 million per plane.
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[17] .When the EAP program had started, the cost was suppose to be equally shared by both government and industry, but the West German and Italian government wavered on the agreement and the three main industrial partners had to provide 100 million British Pounds to keep the program from ending.^ Work continued though with the construction of the EAP, Experimental Aircraft Program demonstrator primarily funded by BAe and the British MoD, but with input from MBB and Aeritalia.
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^ The agreement means that at a cost of $2 billion the U.K. has become a "Level 1" partner in JSF, and taken an 8% funding share in the engineering, manufacturing and development (EMD) phase of the programme - later renamed the System Development and Demonstration (SDD).
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^ The demonstrator was built with help from Aeritalia and some low-key assistance from MBB, which was still interested in the project even if the West German government wasn't keen on it.
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.In April 1986 the BAe EAP was rolled out at BAe Warton, by this time also partially funded by MBB, BAe and Aeritalia.^ October 27 - EAP demonstrator rolled out at BAe Warton.
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^ This was because MBB had been expected to provide the rear fuselage elements of the EAP, but when their funding was cut BAE simply used the rear section of a Tornado, including the tailfin.
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^ Work continued though with the construction of the EAP, Experimental Aircraft Program demonstrator primarily funded by BAe and the British MoD, but with input from MBB and Aeritalia.
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[17] .The EAP first flew on 6 August 1986.[18] The Eurofighter bears a strong resemblance to the EAP. Design work continued over the next five years using data from the EAP. Initial requirements were: UK: 250 aircraft, Germany: 250, Italy: 165 and Spain: 100. The share of the production work was divided among the countries in proportion to their projected procurement - British Aerospace (33%), DASA (33%), Aeritalia (21%), and Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA) (13%).^ Over the next five years, design work continued, aided by data from the British Aerospace EAP prototype which had first flown in August, 1986.
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^ August 8 - EAP makes its first flight.
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^ Initial delivery of a production aircraft (to Spain) was in September 2003.
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.The Munich based Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH was established in 1986 to manage development of the project[19] and EuroJet Turbo GmbH, the alliance of Rolls-Royce, MTU Aero Engines, FiatAvio (now Avio) and ITP for development of the EJ200.^ Rolls-Royce, MTU Aero Engines, FiatAvio (now Avio) and ITP form EuroJet Turbo GmbH for development of EJ200.
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^ June - Eurofighter GmbH established.
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^ Photo courtesy of Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH .

The aircraft was known as Eurofighter EFA from the late 1980s until it was renamed EF 2000 in 1992.[20]
By 1990, the selection of the aircraft's radar had become a major stumbling block. .The UK, Italy and Spain supported the Ferranti Defence Systems-led ECR-90, while Germany preferred the APG-65 based MSD2000 (a collaboration between Hughes (of the USA), AEG and GEC-Marconi).^ The ECR-90 was developed by the "EuroRadar" team, led by GEC Ferranti and including FIAR of Italy and Inisel of Spain.
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^ In response EADS based in Germany and Spain, [6] Alenia Aerosazio based in Italy, and BAE Systems based in the UK developed the Eurofighter, a plane designed to specialise in dog-fighting Soviet built MiG-29s and Sukhoi-27s although it also benefits from a secondary ground-attack capability.
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^ Development is now the responsibility of Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH, based in Munich and wholly owned by BAE Systems (formerly British Aerospace) in the UK, Alenia Aerospazio in Italy, and the EADS Deutschland Aerospace Group (formerly DaimlerChrysler, in conjunction with Deutsche Aerospace AG) and EADS Spain (formerly CASA).
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.An agreement was reached after UK Defence Secretary Tom King assured his West German counterpart Gerhard Stoltenberg that the British government would underwrite the project and allow GEC to acquire Ferranti Defence Systems from its troubled parent.^ The EuroFighter became politically controversial, with the German government teetering on the edge of pulling out of the project.
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^ The Integrated Information System (IIS) allows the performance of a ground serviceability test of the entire equipment and the location of troubles to an individual plug-in unit.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ MBB wanted to go ahead with the second demonstrator, but the West German government had no interest in funding it.
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GEC thus withdrew its support for the MSD2000.[21]

Testing

.The maiden flight of the Eurofighter prototype took place on 27 March 1994.[1] Dasa chief test pilot Peter Weger took the prototype on a test flight around Bavaria.^ Messerschmitt-Blkow-Blohm chief test pilot Peter Weger took the prototype on a test flight around Bavaria.
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^ The maiden flight of the Typhoon prototype took place on March 27, 1994 (then just known as the Eurofighter EF 2000).
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^ The first prototype EuroFighter, designated "DA1", finally flew on 27 March 1994.
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.The 1990s saw significant arguments over work share, the specification of the aircraft and even participation in the project.^ The 1990s saw significant arguments over work share, the specification of the aircraft and even participation in the project.
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^ Production is on a work-share basis, according to the number of aircraft each country has ordered (232 for the UK, 180 for Germany, 121 for Italy and 87 for Spain).
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^ With large fleet sizes even a large proportion of grounded aircraft still leaves strategically significant numbers to cause mayhem with.
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On 9 December 2004, Eurofighter Typhoon IPA4 began three months of Cold Environmental Trials (CET) at the Vidsel Air Base in Sweden, the purpose of which was to verify the operational behaviour of the aircraft and its systems in temperatures between -25 and -31°C.[22]
.In May 2007, Eurofighter Development Aircraft 5 made the first flight with the CAESAR demonstrator system,[23] a development of the Euroradar CAPTOR incorporating Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) technology.^ May 1 - Last flight of EAP demonstrator.
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^ Work is underway to improve the ground-observation capabilities of the CAPTOR radar, and an adaptive electronically scanned array (AESA) derivative, the "CAPTOR AESA Radar (CAESAR)", is under development, with delivery no earlier than 2010.
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^ May 2000 Prototype DA4 completes the first twin seater night flight from BAE Sysems at Warton.
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The maiden flight of Instrumented Production Aircraft 7 (IPA7), the first fully equipped Tranche 2 aircraft, took place from EADS' Manching airfield on 16 January 2008.[24]
.When developed, the production version of the CAPTOR-E radar is being proposed as part of Tranche 3 of the Typhoon from 2012. Tranche 2 aircraft use the non AESA, mechanically scanned Captor-M which incorporates weight and space provisions for possible upgrade to CAESAR (AESA) standard in the future.^ The Eurofigher is being developed in three versions, named Tranche 1, Tranche 2, and Tranche 3.
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^ The West Germans raised a number of serious objections, for example proposing that the new fighter use an improved version of the AN/APG-65 radar used on the US F/A-18 Hornet instead of a European solution, and suggesting for reasons nobody else could understand that early development aircraft use General Electric F404 engines instead of the TurboUnion RB.199.
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^ The West Germans raised a number of serious objections, for example proposing that the new fighter use an improved version of the AN/APG-65 radar used on the US F/A-18 Hornet instead of a European solution; and suggesting for reasons nobody else could understand that early development aircraft use General Electric F404 engines instead of the TurboUnion RB.199.
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[25] .However Italian Air Force doubts that the AESA radar will be ready in time for Tranche 3 production.^ I think the most interesting questions are (although I doubt the germans will answer them correctly now), when will the AESA radar be tested and available?
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^ Also first-time participation of six F-15K fighters of the South Korean Air Force.
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^ May 1998 Eurofighter protoype DA3 is displayed at the Italian Air Force 75th anniversary show at Pratica die Mare near Rome.
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[26]

Orders

.The first production contract was signed on 30 January 1998 between Eurofighter GmbH, Eurojet and NETMA.[27] The procurement totals were as follows: UK 232, Germany 180, Italy 121, and Spain 87. Production was again allotted according to procurement: British Aerospace (37%), DASA (29%), Aeritalia (19.5%), and CASA (14%).^ Eurofighters are to be procured (232 for the UK, 180 for Germany, 121 for Italy and 87 for Spain) at a price put at 32 billion pounds (93,7 billion DM) by Robertson.
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^ Production is on a work-share basis, according to the number of aircraft each country has ordered (232 for the UK, 180 for Germany, 121 for Italy and 87 for Spain).
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^ In 1986 Spain joined with Britain, Germany and Italy to form Eurofighter.
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.On 2 September 1998, a naming ceremony was held at Farnborough, England.^ In September 1998, the Eurofighter organization announced the aircraft's name of "Typhoon".
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^ In September 1998, the EuroFighter organization announced the aircraft's name of "Typhoon".
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^ September 1998 During the Farnborough Air Show, DA5 completes its 100th flight, with Chris Worning at the controls.
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.This saw the Typhoon name formally adopted, however initially for export aircraft only.^ September - Typhoon name adopted, announced as strictly for export contracts.
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^ However, Typhoon was a good choice for a name, since it was assigned to historically important British and German aircraft, and the word itself is derived from Japanese and so reflects no linguistic bias among the Eurofighter group member nations.
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^ However, leading information sources and aeronautical tacticians have stated that these manuevers can only be performed at relatively slow speeds, which in itself make the aircraft vulnerable.
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.This was reportedly resisted by Germany; perhaps because the Hawker Typhoon was a fighter-bomber aircraft which served with the RAF during the Second World War against German targets.^ FACT: RAF fighters did not shoot down a single hostile plane since World War II! FACT: The RAF has shot down some of their own planes since then, so their “kill” ratio is not too good!!!.
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^ There were even stealth tweaks on Ju 87 Stukas in the Second World War!
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^ It wouldn’t be as effective against the Typhoon as most other aircraft, but it is still by far the superior aircraft.
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.[28] Strangely, the name "Spitfire II" (for the famous British WWII fighter, the Supermarine Spitfire) had also been considered and rejected for the same reason early in the development program.^ In the meantime, the British also conducted a series of small-scale technology-demonstration programs to help develop useful subsystems for such a new aircraft.
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^ In the last decades of the Cold War, most of the major players in the drama began programs to develop "fourth generation" air-superiority fighter aircraft.
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^ A few years back, the US decided to take a route on their development of the air superiority fighter, and that was stealth technology and early detection capabilities.
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.In September 1998 contracts were signed for production of 148 Tranche 1 aircraft and procurement of long lead-time items for Tranche 2 aircraft.^ December 18 - Tranche 1 contract signed.
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^ Aircraft production is ongoing and with 638 aircraft under contract to the four Partner Nations and Austria, as the first export customer.
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^ September 1998 The fixed price agreement for the production of the first 148 aircraft (Production Supplement 2) is signed between NETMA, eurofighter GmbH and eurojet GmbH.These agreements translate the maximum prices defined in the Production Umbrella contracts into firm orders and fixed prices for the first tranche.
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[29] .In March 2008 the final aircraft out of Tranche 1 was delivered to the German Luftwaffe, with all successive deliveries being at the Tranche 2 standard.^ Hotrod Apr 20th, 2008 at 3:35 pm I agree too, all these aircraft represent the current state of the art and it’s wonderful what they can achieve.
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^ Current thinking envisions production of a total of 236 Tranche 2 aircraft in all.
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^ The number of Tranche 3 aircraft to be built is also nominally 236, with initial deliveries in 2010.
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[30] .On 21 October 2008, the first two of 91 Tranche 2 aircraft, ordered four years before, were delivered to RAF Coningsby.^ A total of 151 unts will be delivered over the next four years to cover the Tranche 1 aircraft.
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^ October - Integration of Meteor begins 2004 June 27 - Two RAF Typhoon T1s depart UK for Singapore for marketing and training December 15 - UK confirms purchase of second batch of 89 aircraft, the last nation to commit to "Tranche 2" production of 236 aircraft.
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^ There is still discussion of possibly splitting the contract between the two suppliers with a goal of maximizing the number of aircraft delivered in a short time.

[31]
.In October 2008, the Eurofighter nations were considering splitting the 236-fighter Tranche 3 into two parts.^ October - Integration of Meteor begins 2004 June 27 - Two RAF Typhoon T1s depart UK for Singapore for marketing and training December 15 - UK confirms purchase of second batch of 89 aircraft, the last nation to commit to "Tranche 2" production of 236 aircraft.
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^ So on paper, all things considered, the F-22 is the top fighter, however, only the Eurofighter has seen some real-world action.
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^ In essence, factories in each EuroFighter member nation provide parts for a "kit", in the form of major sub-assemblies; each factory then obtains all the subassemblies and fits them together.
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[32] .In June 2009, RAF Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy suggested that the RAF fleet might only be 123 jets, instead of the 232 previously planned.^ On the 21st of June 2009, the Air Wing obtained NATO’s certification to accomplish out-of- area missions in support of peace within the NATO Response Force.

^ June 1999 Lt. General Litzerakos, chief of Staff of the Hellenic Air Force, flies in the DA6.
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^ The plane was due to begin replacing the ageing Tornado fleet in the mid-1990s but only entered service with the RAF in 2003.
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[33] .In spite of this reduction in the number of required aircraft, on May 14, 2009, British Prime Minister Brown confirmed that the UK would move ahead with the third batch purchase.^ October - Integration of Meteor begins 2004 June 27 - Two RAF Typhoon T1s depart UK for Singapore for marketing and training December 15 - UK confirms purchase of second batch of 89 aircraft, the last nation to commit to "Tranche 2" production of 236 aircraft.
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^ March 14 - Maiden flight of UK's DA4, the second two-seater and last of the seven development aircraft.
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^ This amount of money may make it more feasible to purchase the aircraft.

.A contract for the first part, Tranche 3A was signed at the end of July 2009 for 112 aircraft split across the four partner nations, including 40 aircraft for the UK, 31 for Germany, 21 for Italy and 20 for Spain.^ The first aircraft are expected to be delivered in 2002 to the air forces of the four partner nations.
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^ That will include fighters for the air forces of the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria and Saudi Arabia.

^ Including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the latest customer for Eurofighter Typhoon, six Nations have now ordered a total of 707 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft: • Germany 180 • Italy 121 • Spain 87 • United Kingdom 232 • Austria 15 • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 72.
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[34][35]

Costs

.In 1988 the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Armed Forces told the UK House of Commons that the European Fighter Aircraft would "be a major project, costing the United Kingdom about £7 billion".[36] It was soon apparent that a more realistic estimate was £13 billion,[37] made up of £3.3 billion development costs[38] plus £30 million per aircraft.^ That will include fighters for the air forces of the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria and Saudi Arabia.

^ In March 2005, United States Air Force Chief of Staff General John P. Jumper, then the only person to have flown both the Eurofighter Typhoon and the Raptor, talked to Air Force Print News about these two aircraft.
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^ Eventually the UK honoured its commitments only because default would have cost London billions of Euros in penalties.

[39] .By 1997 the estimated cost was £17 billion; by 2003, £20 billion, and the in-service date (2003; defined as the date of delivery of the first aircraft to the RAF) was 54 months late.^ The programme has survived recent budget cuts; the first flight is scheduled for September 1994, service delivery 1997.
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^ All scenarios assume that aircraft are operated for 20 years and are flown for 20 hours per month (240 hours/year).
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^ Initial delivery of a production aircraft (to Spain) was in September 2003.
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[40][41] Since 2003 the Ministry of Defence have refused to release updated cost estimates on the grounds of 'commercial sensitivity'.[42]

Delays

Political

.The financial burdens placed on Germany by reunification caused Helmut Kohl to make an election promise to cancel the Eurofighter.^ Rumours are that this is caused by a fundamental problem in Eurofighter's computer system, that makes it very unstable.
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.In early to mid-1991 German Defence Minister Volker Rühe sought to withdraw Germany from the project in favour of using Eurofighter technology in a cheaper, lighter plane.^ The EuroFighter became politically controversial, with the German government teetering on the edge of pulling out of the project.
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^ It carries less weapons, less sensors and is aerodynamically less capable than Eurofighter.It also uses US sourced technologies, radr, engines etc.
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^ However, new problems surfaced in 1992 with Germany announcing its withdrawal from the project while the RAF were being questioned as to their need of 250 aircraft.
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.However due to the amount of money already spent on development, the number of jobs dependent on the project, and the binding commitments on each partner government, Germany was unable to withdraw; "Rühe's predecessors had locked themselves into the project by a punitive penalty system of their own devising."^ It will honour commitments by the previous Conservative government concerning numbers and financial conditions, Robertson said before parliament.
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^ As prime contractor, British Aerospace (now BAE Systems) was responsible for managing the project, although production was shared with its prime contractor partners in Germany and Italy and among hundreds of smaller sub-contractors.
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^ However, new problems surfaced in 1992 with Germany announcing its withdrawal from the project while the RAF were being questioned as to their need of 250 aircraft.
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[43]
.In 1995 concerns over workshare appeared.^ In 1995 further problems arose concerning workshare.
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.Since the formation of Eurofighter the workshare split had been agreed at the 33/33/21/13 (United Kingdom/Germany/Italy/Spain) based on the number of units being ordered by each contributing nation.^ Since the initiation of Eurofighter the workshare had remained at 33/33/21/13 (UK/Germany/Italy/Spain) but this was based on future orders of 250/250/130/100.
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^ In 1986 Spain joined with Britain, Germany and Italy to form Eurofighter.
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^ Initial workshares (based on future orders) would place Britain (BAe) and Germany (DASA) with 33% each, Italy (now Alenia) with 21% and Spain (CASA) with 13%.
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.However, all the nations then reduced their orders.^ I think in all this what the nations of the world need is a compromise: The Raptor is expensive, the Su-30 is a bit rough avionics wise so a compromise is in order.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

.The UK cut its orders from 250 to 232, Germany from 250 to 140, Italy from 165 to 121 and Spain from 100 to 87.[43] According to these order levels the workshare split should have been 39/24/22/15 UK/Germany/Italy/Spain, Germany was however unwilling to give up such a large amount of work.^ Production is on a work-share basis, according to the number of aircraft each country has ordered (232 for the UK, 180 for Germany, 121 for Italy and 87 for Spain).
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^ Following the 1992 problems, Germany had reduced its order to 140 aircraft, Britain had gone from 250 to 232, Italy from 130 to 121 and Spain from 100 to 87.
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^ Your Eurofighter comes in the liveries of five nations: Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Austria with a variety of squadrons represented for each nation.
  • simMarket: COMBAT PLANES - EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC secure.simmarket.com [Source type: General]

[43] .In January 1996, after much negotiation between UK and German partners, a compromise was reached whereby Germany would purchase another 40 aircraft.^ Following intense discussions between BAe and DASA a revised workshare agreement was reached with the new splits being 37/30/20/13 and Germany taking 180 aircraft (the additional 40 to replace a number of Tornado aircraft from 2012) instead of 140.
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^ January 1996 Germany announces that it will order 40 more Eurofighters (180 instead of 140) to resolve the long standing problems regarding production workshare.
  • FLUG REVUE Programme Tracker: Eurofighter Typhoon (EF2000) 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.flug-revue.rotor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These are the basis on which contracts between the NETMA management agency and industry will be finally negotiated and signed in January.
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[43] .The workshare split is now 43% for EADS MAS in Germany and Spain; 37.5% BAE Systems in the UK; and 19.5% for Alenia in Italy.^ The Eurofighter consortium is made up of BAE Systems, EADS (Germany and Spain)and Alenia.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That will include fighters for the air forces of the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria and Saudi Arabia.

^ In response EADS based in Germany and Spain, [6] Alenia Aerosazio based in Italy, and BAE Systems based in the UK developed the Eurofighter, a plane designed to specialise in dog-fighting Soviet built MiG-29s and Sukhoi-27s although it also benefits from a secondary ground-attack capability.
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[44]
.The next major milestone came at the Farnborough Airshow in September 1996.[citation needed] The UK announced the funding for the construction phase of the project.^ October 1996 The Spanish government has secured funding for the Eurofighter 2000 production investment phase.
  • FLUG REVUE Programme Tracker: Eurofighter Typhoon (EF2000) 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.flug-revue.rotor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ September 1996 Michael Portillo, Secretary of State for Defence, announces that the UK is ready in principle to proceed to the production and in service support phases of Eurofighter.
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^ Britain announced funding of the construction phase in September 1996, Spain followed in November, Germany continued to drag its heels through 1996 and 1997.
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.In November 1996 Spain confirmed its order but Germany again delayed its decision.^ Britain announced funding of the construction phase in September 1996, Spain followed in November, Germany continued to drag its heels through 1996 and 1997.
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^ The Eurofighter Typhoon is the choice of the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Austrian Air Forces which have in total ordered 707 aircraft.

^ Since the initiation of Eurofighter the workshare had remained at 33/33/21/13 (UK/Germany/Italy/Spain) but this was based on future orders of 250/250/130/100.
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.After much diplomatic activity between the UK and Germany, an interim funding arrangement of DM 100 million ( 51 million) was contributed by the German government in July 1997 to continue flight trials.^ June 1997 The German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) is urging the Government to move ahead with the EF2000.
  • FLUG REVUE Programme Tracker: Eurofighter Typhoon (EF2000) 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.flug-revue.rotor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Britain announced funding of the construction phase in September 1996, Spain followed in November, Germany continued to drag its heels through 1996 and 1997.
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^ Following pressure from Britain, Germany agreed to additional funding of DM100million in July 1997 to keep the DA program on schedule.
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Further negotiation finally resulted in German approval to purchase the Eurofighter in October 1997.[citation needed]

Technical

.On 21 November 2002, DA-6, the Spanish twin-seat prototype crashed due to a "double engine flame-out",[45] said to be specifically related to the experimental trial standard of engine being used by that aircraft.^ Four more DA's were to follow including two dual seat models and avionics integration aircraft fitted with the ECR-90 radar.
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^ Once development has dragged on long enough, "sunk cost" arguments can be used to drag out development even longer without the program being cancelled.
  • Lessons from the Eurofighter Flop - Winds of Change.NET 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.windsofchange.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Aside: Hopefully the new Space Blimp/Ion Engine technology will pan out, but even if it does, NASA will never use it.
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The aircraft went down but the two crew members escaped unhurt.

Production

Eurofighter Typhoon F2, RAF single-seat fighter variant
A Luftwaffe twin-seat trainer version of the Eurofighter
.The Eurofighter Typhoon is unique in modern combat aircraft in that there are four separate assembly lines.^ The four nations involved in the Eurofighter Typhoon military aircraft consortium signed a long-awaited contract in late July to buy more of the controversial fighter jets.
  • WPR Article | Eurofighter Program Saved by Compromise Deal 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.worldpoliticsreview.com [Source type: General]

^ During the early 70s, that time of dawning financial realities for Britain and other European countries, a European Combat Aircraft, as the Eurofighter was initially known, was envisaged.
  • But the Russians aren't coming | UK news | The Guardian 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ The Eurofighter is a single-seat, twin-engine, agile combat aircraft which will be used in the air-to-air, air-to-ground and tactical reconnaissance roles.
  • simMarket: AFS-DESIGN - EUROFIGHTER EXCELLENT EDITION FSX 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC secure.simmarket.com [Source type: General]

.Each partner company assembles its own national aircraft, but builds the same parts for all 683 aircraft (including exports).^ At the same event, Dasa military aircraft chief Aloysius Rauen confirms that his company alone has invested 200 million or more of own funds to keep work on series preparation going.
  • FLUG REVUE Programme Tracker: Eurofighter Typhoon (EF2000) 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.flug-revue.rotor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So for all intents and purposes the three aircraft have about the same level of manevurablility because they’re all limited by the pilot’s G force tolerance.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ You're absolutely right, we're all different parts of the same awesome machine with the same goal: the defense of the United States of America.
  • What's the big deal with the F-22? [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: General]

.A fifth assembly line will be established for the final 48 Saudi aircraft.^ The aircraft was rolled out from the the EADS Defence & Security Manching assembly line, close to Munich, Germany.

^ It involves the establishment of a Typhoon assembly line in Saudi Arabia and an unprecedented degree of defence technology transfer to a Middle Eastern country.
  • Military Aviation 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.sirviper.com [Source type: News]

.Production is divided into three tranches (see table below).^ There will be three EuroFighter production phases or "tranches": The first 38 of 148 "Tranche 1" machines were configured for training, with a basic hardware and software configuration.
  • The EuroFighter Typhoon 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.vectorsite.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Tranches are a production/funding distinction, and do not necessarily infer an incremental increase in capability with each tranche.^ As I understand it Tranch 1 is an air-defence variant with only an austere air-to-ground capability, the latter being added incrementally in Tranche 2 and 3.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Tranche 3 will most likely be based on late Tranche 2 aircraft with improvements added.^ The truth is, most of all of these aircrafts’ real capabilities are classified, so like Rog says, no one will know until they square off.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Diggle Jun 28th, 2007 at 7:01 pm Just based on viewing those videos, I’d have to say the SU-37 is the one I’d like to be in the most if I had to.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ A US B-2 stealth bomber - one of the most expensive military aircraft in the world - has crashed at an air base on the Pacific island of Guam.
  • Military Aviation 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.sirviper.com [Source type: News]

Tranche 3 has been split into A and B parts.[35]
Tranches are further divided up into production standard/capability 'blocks' and funding/procurement 'batches', though these do not coincide, and are not the same thing e.g. the Eurofighter designated 'FGR4' by the RAF is a Tranche 1, Block 5. Batch 1 covered Block 1, but Batch 2 covered Blocks 2, 2B and 5.
Expected Production Summary
Country Tranche 1 Tranche 2 Tranche 3A[46] Total
 Austria 15 0 0 15
 Germany 33 79 31 143
 Italy 28 47 21 96
 Saudi Arabia 1 48 24 72
 Spain 19 34 20 73
 United Kingdom 53 67 40[47] 160
TOTAL 148 299 112[46] 559
.Note: The change in Austria's order from 6 Tranche 1 and 12 Tranche 2 aircraft to 15 Tranche 1 jets led to a reduction in Tranche 1 quantities for the four partner nations, with a commensurate increase in Tranche 2 numbers.^ Including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the latest customer for Eurofighter Typhoon, six Nations have now ordered a total of 707 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft: • Germany 180 • Italy 121 • Spain 87 • United Kingdom 232 • Austria 15 • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 72.
  • Military Aviation 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.sirviper.com [Source type: News]

^ Aircraft production is ongoing and with 638 aircraft under contract to the four Partner Nations and Austria, as the first export customer.
  • simMarket: AFS-DESIGN - EUROFIGHTER EXCELLENT EDITION FSX 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC secure.simmarket.com [Source type: General]

^ The aircraft is in full production and, having achieved Type Acceptance, the first of the 620 Eurofighter Typhoons planned for the four Partner Nations were delivered in 2003, and will continue to be delivered throughout 2005.
  • TELDIX Selects Actel's ProASIC Plus FPGAs for Multi-Processor Boards Used in the Eurofighter Project 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.elecdir.com [Source type: Reference]

.24 Saudi aircraft were taken from UK Tranche 2 production, and were to have been replaced at the end of Tranche 2, but will now 'count' against the UK's Tranche 3A total.^ Rafael and Lockheed Martin are now looking to win further orders for the remainder of the UK Tornado GR.4 and the Typhoon Tranche 2 fleets.
  • Military Aviation 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.sirviper.com [Source type: News]

^ Kristian, The UK is buying the VSTOL version of JSF to replace the Harrier on 2 new aircraft carriers.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A total of 151 unts will be delivered over the next four years to cover the Tranche 1 aircraft.
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This marks an effective reduction of 24 aircraft in the UK order total.[48]

Exports

Countries operating or ordering the Eurofighter Typhoon

Austria

.On 2 July 2002, the Austrian government announced the decision to buy the Typhoon as its new air defence aircraft.^ In March 2005, United States Air Force Chief of Staff General John P. Jumper, then the only person to have flown both the Eurofighter Typhoon and the Raptor, talked to Air Force Print News about these two aircraft.
  • Can the Eurofighter really out-manuever the Raptor? - Topic Powered by Social Strata 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC forums.military.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This was a ten year deal to Rolls-Royce to provide the logistics support for the Royal Air Force’s Typhoon fighter and attack aircraft .

^ February 1996 In his report on a coherent air defence concept submitted to the German parliamentary defence committee, Minister of Defence Volker Rühe definitely acknowledges the need for a new fighter.
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.The purchase of 18 Typhoons was agreed on 1 July 2003, and included training, logistics, maintenance, and a simulator.^ Boeing instructors leading the training are former U.S. Air Force and Navy flight and maintenance instructors, including some with several thousand flying hours in the C-130.
  • Military Aviation 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.sirviper.com [Source type: News]

^ BAE Systems will provide logistical support, maintenance and parts as well as training for the RSAF under the contract for the next three years.

On 26 June 2007, Austrian Minister for Defense Norbert Darabos announced a reduction to 15 aircraft.[49] .The first aircraft was delivered on 12 July 2007 and formally entered service in the Austrian Air Force.^ The first aircraft are expected to be delivered in 2002 to the air forces of the four partner nations.
  • FLUG REVUE Programme Tracker: Eurofighter Typhoon (EF2000) 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.flug-revue.rotor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Marietta, Ga., and the latest aircraft will be assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ August 2007 - EADS CASA deliver ST008 to the Spanish Air Force at Morón Air Base, Spain.
  • Military Aviation 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.sirviper.com [Source type: News]

[50]

Saudi Arabia

.After unsuccessful campaigns in South Korea and Singapore,[51] on 18 August 2006 it was announced that Saudi Arabia had agreed to purchase 72 Typhoons.^ Saudi Arabia signs deal to order 72 Eurofighter Typhoons .
  • Military Aviation 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.sirviper.com [Source type: News]

^ Dec.5, 2007 -- Eurofighter GmbH has signed the contractual documents with its shareholder BAE Systems for the supply of 72 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Military Aviation 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.sirviper.com [Source type: News]

^ Tags: afghanistan , campaigns , consortium , defense spending , economic stimulus package , England , Iraq , military budget , money , national contract , obama , participants , participation , procurement programs , Saudi Arabia , termination fees , typhoon .

[52] .In November and December it was reported that Saudi Arabia had threatened to buy French Rafales because of a UK Serious Fraud Office investigation into the Al Yamamah ("the dove") defence deals which commenced in the 1980s.^ To: PIF The F-22, even if available for export, would have been a niche product with only Japan,Saudi Arabia and Israel being capable of buying it.
  • Upgraded Eurofighter offered to Indian Air Force 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ England is trying a third option where most of there scheduled buy will go to Saudi Arabia rather then to them allowing some savings.

^ To: sukhoi-30mki “Japan,Saudi Arabia and Israel being capable of buying it.” .
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[53]
A Saudi Eurofighter Typhoon at Taif Air base
.However on 14 December 2006 Britain's attorney general, Lord Peter Goldsmith, ordered that the Serious Fraud Office discontinue its investigation in the BAE Systems' alleged bribery to senior Saudi officials in the al-Yamamah contracts, citing "the need to safeguard national and international security".[54] The Times has raised the possibility that RAF production aircraft will be diverted as early Saudi Arabian aircraft, with the service forced to wait for its full complement of aircraft.^ Tags: air defence , air forces , air superiority , antonino , clear signal , defence aircraft , defence sector , eurofighter typhoon , fleets , integrated health , leading edge technology , logistic support , maintainability , management agency , nato missions , netma , partner nations , production contract , Saudi Arabia , typhoons .

^ June 11, 2009 by Matthew Potter · Comment Filed under: BAE Systems , Business Line , Companies , Contract Additions , Contract Awards , Countries , England , Events , Germany , Military Aviation , Restructuring , Rolls-Royce , development program , production program Back in May we had written that England would go ahead with the full buy of the next order of Eurofighter Typhoon modern fighter aircraft .

^ Tags: bae systems , bribes , english government , logistical support , logistics support , royal saudi air force , saudi air force , Saudi Arabia , support contract , support maintenance .

[55] .This arrangement would mirror the diversion of RAF Tornados to the RSAF. However, The Times has also reported that such an arrangement will make the UK purchase of its tranche 3 commitments more likely.^ Rafael and Lockheed Martin are now looking to win further orders for the remainder of the UK Tornado GR.4 and the Typhoon Tranche 2 fleets.
  • Military Aviation 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.sirviper.com [Source type: News]

^ This amount of money may make it more feasible to purchase the aircraft.

[55] .On 17 September 2007 Saudi Arabia confirmed it had signed a GB£4.43 billion contract for 72 aircraft.^ The Tranche 3.9 billion contract confirms Eurofighter Typhoon as the best selling defence aircraft on the market with 559 units under production contract, including 15 for Austria and 72 for Saudi Arabia.

^ Tags: bae systems , bribes , english government , logistical support , logistics support , royal saudi air force , saudi air force , Saudi Arabia , support contract , support maintenance .

^ Having already secured two export contracts with Austria in 2003 and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2007, Eurofighter Typhoon will continue to follow up all export opportunities.

[6] 24 aircraft will be at the Tranche 2 build standard, previously destined for the UK RAF, the first being delivered in 2008. The remaining 48 aircraft will be assembled in Saudi Arabia and delivered from 2011.[56] Saudi Arabia is considering an order of 24 additional jets in the future,[57] more recent reports suggest that number may be as high as 60[58] or 72.[59]
.On 22 October 2008 an aircraft in the full two-tone grey livery of the Royal Saudi Air Force flew for the first time at BAE Systems’ Warton Aerodrome, marking the start of an initial test flight programme for RSAF aircraft.^ For full article, visit the official website of the Royal Air Force .
  • Military Aviation 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.sirviper.com [Source type: News]

^ Royal Air Force 2000 .
  • Just Flight - Product page for Eurofighter Typhoon 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.justflight.com [Source type: General]

^ The first pilots will be trained at Warton (BAe Systems).
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[60]
.Also in October 2008, the United States Department of State gave its approval for the sale that was needed because the Eurofighter contains a significant amount of American technology (ITAR).^ Eurofighter lost in Singapore because we could not deliver the required capability within their timescale - 2008.
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[61]
Following the official handover event of the first Eurofighter Typhoon to the Royal Saudi Air Force on 11 June 2009, the delivery ferry flight took place, as planned, on 23 June 2009.

Potential customers

India
.Eurofighter Typhoon is one of the bidders in the Indian MRCA Competition, worth $10.5 billion, to supply the Indian Air Force with 126 'Multi-Role Combat Aircraft'. The other competitors are the Boeing F/A-18IN, Dassault Rafale, JAS 39 GripenNG/IN, Mikoyan MiG-35, and F-16IN Fighting Falcon.^ Upgraded Eurofighter offered to Indian Air Force .
  • Upgraded Eurofighter offered to Indian Air Force 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Eurofighter Typhoon and Eurocopter Tiger offer scorching performance for the budding Top Gun pilot looking to achieve air superiority and domination of the battlefield.
  • PC Aviator Product Description - Realize YOUR Dream To Fly 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.pcaviator.com [Source type: General]

^ Upgraded Eurofighter offered to Indian Air Force January 4th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS - New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) European aerospace conglomerate EADS, the manufacturer of the Eurofighter Typhoon, has aggressively pushed for an Indian Air Force (IAF) order for 126 combat jets by offering the plane with a thrust vector upgrade that will considerably improve its operational capabilities.
  • Upgraded Eurofighter offered to Indian Air Force 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[62] .Bernhard Gerwert, CEO of military air systems, said that India is invited to join the Eurofighter Typhoon programme as a partner.^ October 2000 The Netherlands has been invited to join the Eurofighter programme as an equal partner.
  • FLUG REVUE Programme Tracker: Eurofighter Typhoon (EF2000) 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.flug-revue.rotor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eurofighter Typhoon is a swing role fighter designed to achieve superiority in the air and on the ground in a single mission.
  • Just Flight - Product page for Eurofighter Typhoon 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.justflight.com [Source type: General]

^ Eurofighter 2000 is the largest military aircraft programme in Europe with participation from Germany (Dasa), Great Britain (British Aerospace), Italy (Alenia) and Spain (CASA).
  • FLUG REVUE Programme Tracker: Eurofighter Typhoon (EF2000) 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.flug-revue.rotor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The production of the Eurofighter Typhoon will create thousands of new jobs in India.^ Tags: all england , economic problems , enough money , eurofighter typhoon , fighter aircraft , germany , jobs , military sales , nato , new aircraft , procurement programs , recession , royal air force , several thousand , several times .

^ TVC F/A-22A was less maneuverable than a non-TVC (for now) Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon… learn something new every day… .
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The EUROJET consortium is responsible for the management of development, support and export of the new generation EJ200 engine system, installed in the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft.

.He also said that in order to win the contract, EADS would move avionics jobs from Germany to India.^ Under the original contract EADS would have had to pay back money due to schedule targets not being met.

^ Now the new Obama Administration and the USAF will try again with a completely new RFP. That contract would be for over one hundred aircraft and would dwarf previous orders.

[63] The campaign is fully supported by the four European nations (Germany, United Kingdom, Spain and Italy), their four Air Forces and Europe's leading aerospace companies Alenia/Finmeccanica, BAE Systems and EADS.[64]
In January 2010, India's ambassador to Italy, Arif Shahid Khan, said that the Eurofighter was "leading the race" to win the MRCA competition.[65]
Japan
In March 2007, Jane's Information Group reported that the Typhoon was the favourite to win the contest for Japan's next-generation fighter requirement.[66] .The other competitors then were the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and F-15E Strike Eagle.^ Gallery - F-16 'Fighting Falcon' History - F-15C/D 'Eagle' History - F-15E 'Strike Eagle' Jet history of RNoAF MiG-29 Crash at Fairford Airbase .
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[66] .On 17 October 2007, Japanese Defence Minister Shigeru Ishiba confirmed that Japan may buy the Typhoon.^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 December 1969 0 .

^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 Contact .
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ May 1997 New UK secretary of defence George Robertson has confirmed that the Labour government will fully support the Eurofighter programme.
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.Although the F-22 Raptor was in his words "exceptional", it was not "absolutely necessary for Japan", and the Typhoon was the best alternative.^ Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon .
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The F-22 Raptor is the best of the best in air superiority and will out shine the F-15 Eagle if anyone puts this to the test… .
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Responses to “Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon” .
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[67] The F-22 is currently unavailable for export per US law. .During a visit to Japan in June 2009, Andy Latham of BAE pointed out that while F-22 exports were restricted to keep advanced military technology from falling into the wrong hands, selling the Typhoon would take a "no black box approach", that is that even licensed production and integration with Japanese equipment would not carry the risk of leakage of restricted military technology.^ June 11, 2009 by Matthew Potter · Comment Filed under: BAE Systems , Business Line , Companies , Contract Additions , Contract Awards , Countries , England , Events , Germany , Military Aviation , Restructuring , Rolls-Royce , development program , production program Back in May we had written that England would go ahead with the full buy of the next order of Eurofighter Typhoon modern fighter aircraft .

^ American foreign policy currently dictates that we will not sell the F-22 abroad, there are powerful factions in and out of Washington working to bend that rule.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ I am sick of this, you may have a point, this has been drawn out, but you’re fundamentally wrong.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[68]
Greece
.In 1999, the Greek government agreed to acquire 60 Typhoons in order to replace its existing second-generation combat aircraft.^ You must surely know that the only stealth aircraft ever shot down in combat was a F-117 that was shot down by Serbian forces over ex-Yugoslavia in March 1999.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ February 1999 Declaration of Intent from the Greek defense council KYSEA (prime minister an d functional sections) to procure 60 to 90 Eurofighters and to participate in the program.
  • FLUG REVUE Programme Tracker: Eurofighter Typhoon (EF2000) 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.flug-revue.rotor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Typhoon has been shortlisted for the F-X programme, which seeks to procure 40 combat aircraft.
  • FLUG REVUE Programme Tracker: Eurofighter Typhoon (EF2000) 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.flug-revue.rotor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[69] .However, the purchase was put on hold due to budget constraints, largely driven by other development programs and the need to cover the cost of the 2004 Summer Olympics.^ The nation’s budgetary problems were leading it to try and get out of the purchase due to the high cost of the aircraft .

^ Britain had been pushing back on the contract due to their budget problems and the need for support for operations in Afghanistan.

^ Once development has dragged on long enough, "sunk cost" arguments can be used to drag out development even longer without the program being cancelled.
  • Lessons from the Eurofighter Flop - Winds of Change.NET 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.windsofchange.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In June 2006 the government announced a 22 billion euro multi-year acquisition plan intended to provide the necessary budgetary framework to enable the purchase of a next-generation fighter over the next 10 years.^ This was a ten year deal to Rolls-Royce to provide the logistics support for the Royal Air Force’s Typhoon fighter and attack aircraft .

^ This ten year contract could be worth over $10 billion if all options are exercised .

^ Not only are they 5 years behind schedule but $3 billion could have purchased a lot of goodies from the US .
  • Upgraded Eurofighter offered to Indian Air Force 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Typhoon is currently under consideration to fill this requirement.[70]
Others
.During the 2008 Farnborough Airshow it was announced that Oman was in an "advanced stage" of discussions towards purchasing EF Typhoons as a replacement for its Jaguar aircraft.^ Do you think there is any sandbagging going on in them (possibly to gain a leverage argument towards one’s own country to gain funds for manufacturing more advanced aircraft)?
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Nov 6th, 2008 at 12:33 am yea russian aircraft be finished airshow and f-22 still flying too slowely .
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[71][72]
.Other potential customers of the Typhoon are Bulgaria, Croatia, Canada[73], Denmark,[74][75] and Romania.^ Eurofighter and Eurojet Turbo consortia and their partner Companies are actively pursuing campaigns in Switzerland, India, Japan, Romania, Greece, Turkey and exploring possible opportunities in South Korea, Bulgaria, Croatia and other Nations.

.BAE Systems itself reports that Typhoon is "actively being promoted in a number of other markets including Greece, Switzerland, Turkey and Japan".[76] However, Turkey has indicated that it would rather just buy more F-35 Lightning II fighters.^ Eurofighter's defensive aids system (passive and active) includes a towed decoy (2), chaff and flares and ECCM and ESM to defend itself.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eurofighter and Eurojet Turbo consortia and their partner Companies are actively pursuing campaigns in Switzerland, India, Japan, Romania, Greece, Turkey and exploring possible opportunities in South Korea, Bulgaria, Croatia and other Nations.

^ I really wish we would buy Su-30mki’s from India or at least a couple of Su-35’s from Russia.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[77]
.On 2 December 2009, BAE Systems stated it will propose the Typhoon as replacement for the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Mikoyan MiG-29N which is to be phased out in late 2010. According the Regional Director-Business Development Dave Potter, the Typhoon's multi-role capabilities allow it to replace the MiG-29N.[78] Other contenders include Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, F-15 Eagle, Dassault Rafale, JAS 39 Gripen NG, Sukhoi Su-35, and Lockheed F-16C/D Block 52 Fighting Falcon.^ GS0021 ) German Typhoons visited Lithuanian Air Force for a month and then was changed by some McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantom II .
  • Photo Search Results | Airliners.net 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.airliners.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ June 11, 2009 by Matthew Potter · Comment Filed under: BAE Systems , Business Line , Companies , Contract Additions , Contract Awards , Countries , England , Events , Germany , Military Aviation , Restructuring , Rolls-Royce , development program , production program Back in May we had written that England would go ahead with the full buy of the next order of Eurofighter Typhoon modern fighter aircraft .

^ October 13, 2009 by Matthew Potter · 1 Comment Filed under: BAE Systems , Business Line , Companies , Contract Awards , Countries , England , Events , Military Aviation , Saudi Arabia , development program , logistics , production program A few years ago Eurofighter sold the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) seventy-two Typhoon advanced fighters.

[79]

Upgrades

.In 2002, the MBDA Meteor was selected as the long range air-to-air missile armament of Eurofighter Typhoon.^ Eurofighter Typhoon is a swing role fighter designed to achieve superiority in the air and on the ground in a single mission.
  • Just Flight - Product page for Eurofighter Typhoon 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.justflight.com [Source type: General]

^ Finally, you also assume that there is no low frequency long range ground based radar coordinating with the Typhoons.
  • Upgraded Eurofighter offered to Indian Air Force 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If the United States Air Force actually had to fight the Indian Air Force the US Viper pilots would use different tactics and long-range air-to-air missiles to neutralize any close-in advantage that the Su-30s might have.
  • Upgraded Eurofighter offered to Indian Air Force 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[80][81] Pending Meteor availability, Typhoon will be equipped with the Raytheon AMRAAM. The current in-service date for Meteor is predicted to be August 2012.[81]
.In 2009, Eurofighter operators and manufacturers are considering upgrading the current fleet with the possibility of adding the MBDA Meteor missile and an Active Electronically Scanned Array radar.^ By 2010, when the first totally-built Su-30MKI will roll out from HAL Nasik, it will be equipped with new, active phased-array airborne radar.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ October 1999 DaimlerChrysler briefs 23 Norwegian companies on possible co-operation opportunities in connection with the Eurofighter offer to the Royal Norwegian Air Force.
  • FLUG REVUE Programme Tracker: Eurofighter Typhoon (EF2000) 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.flug-revue.rotor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The F-22 can also tactically kill you before you know it is there by trailing an F-22 with its active radar scanning targets while the other sneaks in and destroys you undetected.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[46]
Eurojet is attempting to find funding to test a thrust vectoring nozzle (TVN) on a flight demonstrator.[82]
.The RAF is working on fitting conformal fuel tanks (CFT) to free up limited underwing space for weapons.^ But the F-111 (or TFX) was also very costly and used up too much of the limited deck space.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ All other load such as weapons or fuel tanks has to be carried outside.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[83]

Design

Airframe and avionics

The Typhoon features lightweight construction (82% composites = 70% carbon fibre composites + 12% glass reinforced composites).[84] With an estimated lifespan of 6000 flying hours.[85]
.The fighter achieves high agility at both supersonic and low speeds by having a relaxed stability design.^ Thank you anyway for your question David Hamilton Advantages of Eurofighter over Joint Strike Fighter What is the cruise speed of Eurofighter, does it have supersonic cruise speed?
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It has a quadruplex digital fly-by-wire control system providing artificial stability, as manual operation alone could not compensate for the inherent instability. The fly-by-wire system is described as "carefree" by preventing the pilot from exceeding the permitted manoeuvre envelope.
Spanish Typhoon taking off.
Roll control is primarily achieved by use of the wing flaperons. Pitch control is by operation of the foreplanes and flaperons, the yaw control is by rudder.[86] .Control surfaces are moved through two independent hydraulic systems that are incorporated in the aircraft, which also supply various other items, such as the canopy, brakes and undercarriage.^ Russian aircraft could do many maneuvers, a lot of them were done without control; the control surfaces were not influencing the aircraft’s flight, and the fighter would literally be in free flight (not necessarily free fall).
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Su-32/34 strike fighter believed to be the first combat aircraft to incorporate the system in its airframe.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ It prevents development of aircraft stalls through a dramatic increase in the control stick pressure.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

Each hydraulic system is powered by a 4000 psi engine-driven gearbox.[87]
Navigation is via both GPS and an inertial navigation system. The Typhoon can use Instrument Landing System (ILS) for landing in poor weather.
.The aircraft employs a sophisticated and highly integrated Defensive Aids Sub-System named Praetorian[88] (formerly called EuroDASS).^ Eurofighter's defensive aids system (passive and active) includes a towed decoy (2), chaff and flares and ECCM and ESM to defend itself.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This radar will be used to integrate the system into the Attack and Ident sub-systems.
  • FLUG REVUE Programme Tracker: Eurofighter Typhoon (EF2000) 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.flug-revue.rotor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Because eurofighter knows it will be detected it has the most advanced integrated and effective defensive aids system.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[89] Threat detection is provided by a Radar Warning Receiver (RWR), a Missile Approach Warning (MAW) and a Laser Warning Receiver (LWR, only for UK Typhoons). .Protection is provided by Chaff, Jaff and Flares, Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) and a Towed Radar Decoy (TRD).^ AND that too without chaff, flares and even radar!!!
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Eurofighter's defensive aids system (passive and active) includes a towed decoy (2), chaff and flares and ECCM and ESM to defend itself.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[90]
Praetorian monitors and responds automatically to the outside world. .It provides the pilot with an all-round prioritised assessment of Air-to-Air and Air-to-Surface threats.^ It operates the largest civil maritime surveillance contract in the world and trains all UK helicopter pilots for the Navy, Air Force and Army.

It can respond to single or multiple threats.
.The aircraft also features an advanced Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) based on the TERPROM Terrain Referenced Navigation (TRN) system used by Tornado but further enhanced and fully integrated into the cockpit displays and controls.^ AD systems; choose the best approach route to a target with continuous updates fed to the aircraft navigation systems; and provide onboard systems and armament with targeting data.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ CDL brings a flow of targeting information into the cockpit displays that improves the accuracy and speed of data transfer and eliminates the need for most communications.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Jostein, Logistic support is a vital element in any weapon system - there's no point in having the best aircraft if it is unserviceable on the ground!
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[91]
.The Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) provides the Link 16 data link.^ AD systems; choose the best approach route to a target with continuous updates fed to the aircraft navigation systems; and provide onboard systems and armament with targeting data.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Sensor fusion takes all the information from the Eurofighter's on-board sensors - Radar, Infrared Search and Tracker (a passive system with the detection capability of an F-16 Radar), the Defensive Aids Subsystem (DASS), and off board information received via the data link.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In case of an in-flight failure, the indicator of the integrated information system will provide the pilot with a text message about the failure and recommendations on how to correct it or will dictate further actions.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[92]

Cockpit

General features

MHDDs and Pedestal Panel with centre stick in the Typhoon cockpit
.The Eurofighter Typhoon features a "glass cockpit" without any conventional instruments.^ If the Typhoon was an enemy, it would look like a red triangle on one of the Raptor’s glass cockpit panels.
  • Upgraded Eurofighter offered to Indian Air Force 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ To: ChinaThreat If the Typhoon was an enemy, it would look like a red triangle on one of the Raptor’s glass cockpit panels.
  • Upgraded Eurofighter offered to Indian Air Force 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It includes: three full colour Multi-function Head Down Displays (MHDDs) (the formats on which are manipulated by means of softkeys, XY cursor and voice (DVI) command), a wide angle Head Up Display (HUD) with Forward Looking Infra Red (FLIR), Voice & Hands On Throttle And Stick (Voice+HOTAS), Helmet Mounted Symbology System (HMSS), Multifunction Information Distribution System (MIDS), a Manual Data Entry Facility (MDEF) located on the left glareshield and a fully integrated aircraft warning system with a Dedicated Warnings Panel (DWP).^ This is then shown to the pilot on his coloured displays including a helmet mounted display (which also has an off boresight capability and built-in night vision capability which projects an infra red image onto the pilot's visor.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Of course the aircraft must give up a hard point when using this system trading off payload for a more precision strike.

^ The pod contains various sensors such as Forward Looking Infra-Red (FLIR) and a laser targeting system.

Reversionary flying instruments, lit by LEDs, are located under a hinged right glareshield.[93]
The pilot flies the aircraft by means of a centre stick and left hand throttles. .Emergency escape is provided by a Martin-Baker Mk.16A ejection seat, with the canopy being jettisoned by two rocket motors.^ The crew are provided zero-zero KD-36DM ejection seats which have a slightly modified comm/oxygen interface block compared to the Su-27.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[94]

Voice control

.The Typhoon DVI system utilises a Speech Recognition Module (SRM), developed by Smiths Aerospace (now GE Aviation Systems) and the then Computing Devices (now General Dynamics UK).^ Now BAE Systems has announced that they are designing the new surface combatants that will support these ships as well as perform general duties .

^ The EUROJET consortium is responsible for the management of development, support and export of the new generation EJ200 engine system, installed in the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft.

^ Eurofighter's for the RNoAF will come with an integrated support system which Norway can utilise with 4 other NATO airforces UK, Germany, Italy and Spain.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It was the first production DVI system utilised in a military cockpit. .DVI provides the pilot with an additional natural mode of command and control over approximately 26 non-critical cockpit functions, to reduce pilot workload, improve aircraft safety, and expand mission capabilities.^ A two-pilot crew provides higher work efficiency (thanks to distribution of the aircraft handling and armament control functions) as well as the engagement in close and long range combats and the air situation observation.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Additionally, the integrated air-borne equipment enables the aircraft to be used as an air command post to control the operation of other aircraft.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Americans rely on AWACS/AWE&C, but for good reason: when coordinated from the air by command&control platforms, pilots and planes are much more lethal.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

An important technological breakthrough during the development of the DVI occurred in 1987 when Texas Instruments produced their TMS-320-C30 Digital Signal Processor (DSP). This greatly advanced the packaging of DVI from large complex systems to a single card module. .This early advance allowed a viable high performance system.^ The Integrated Information System (IIS) allows the performance of a ground serviceability test of the entire equipment and the location of troubles to an individual plug-in unit.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Advanced detection systems and a far superior thrust vector technology than that of the SU-37 which are actually usable at high speeds.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

.The project was given the go ahead in July 1997, with development and pilot assessment carried out on the Eurofighter Active Cockpit Simulator at BAE Systems Warton.^ Eurofighter's defensive aids system (passive and active) includes a towed decoy (2), chaff and flares and ECCM and ESM to defend itself.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Eurofighter consortium is made up of BAE Systems, EADS (Germany and Spain)and Alenia.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Innsendt av: Finn Krokeide You can still carry out initial and advanced training in the US. Eurofighter conversion will be done in Europe.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[95]
The DVI system is speaker-dependent, i.e. requires each pilot to create a template. It is not used for any safety-critical or weapon-critical tasks, such as weapon release or lowering of the undercarriage, but is used for a wide range of other cockpit functions.[96][97] Voice commands are confirmed by visual or aural feedback. .The system is seen as a major design feature in the reduction of pilot workload and even allows the pilot to assign targets to himself with two simple voice commands, or to any of his wingmen with only five commands.^ Actually, I thought the F-22 was built for aerial superiority, and even in a dogfight, aren't pilots still sometimes required to visually identify a target before engaging it.
  • What's the big deal with the F-22? [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Precision guided weapons allowed them to strike targets that only fighter-bombers or CAS aircraft could hit before.
  • Lessons from the Eurofighter Flop - Winds of Change.NET 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.windsofchange.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I ask myself, is this only the first impression or is this also the reallity when digging further down into the designs, features and specifications?
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[98]

g protection

In the standard aircraft, g protection is provided by the "Full Cover Anti-g Trousers" (FCAGTs).[99] .This specially developed g suit provides sustained protection up to 9 g.^ Russia is believed to be continuing its pioneering work on the development of a plasma cloud generator to provide active stealth protection for combat aircraft.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

.The Typhoon pilots of the German Air Force and Austrian Air Force, however, wear an improved hydrostatic g-suit called "Libelle" (Dragonfly) Multi G Plus,[100][101][102] which also provides protection to the arms, reducing arm-pain and theoretically allowing for more complete g tolerance.^ Air Force pilots are good.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ GS0021 ) German Typhoons visited Lithuanian Air Force for a month and then was changed by some McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantom II .
  • Photo Search Results | Airliners.net 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.airliners.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As for pilots, I’m sure there are extremely good pilots in each of these air forces, some better then others.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

Design process

The design of the cockpit had involved the inputs from both test and operational pilots from each of the four partner nations from the feasibility and concept stage and throughout the design process. This has necessitated the use of specially commissioned lighting and display modelling simulation facilities and the extensive employment of rapid prototyping techniques.

PIRATE IRST

.The Passive Infra-Red Airborne Track Equipment (PIRATE) system is an Infrared Search and Track System (IRST) mounted on the port side of the fuselage, forward of the windscreen.^ Sensor fusion takes all the information from the Eurofighter's on-board sensors - Radar, Infrared Search and Tracker (a passive system with the detection capability of an F-16 Radar), the Defensive Aids Subsystem (DASS), and off board information received via the data link.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One additional sensor carried by all the three planes is the IRST which uses infra red sensors for tracking the engines heat signature of the opposing planes.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Oh and does anyone know about the effectiveness of IRST (Infra-Red Search and Track) or Russian EOS (Electro-Optical Sighting)against the F-22?
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

.SELEX Galileo is the lead contractor which, along with Thales Optronics (system technical authority) and Tecnobit of Spain, make up the EUROFIRST consortium responsible for the system's design and development.^ The Eurofighter consortium is made up of BAE Systems, EADS (Germany and Spain)and Alenia.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.PIRATE operates in two IR bands, 3-5 and 8-11 micrometres.^ November 11, 1982 - The space shuttle Columbia’s fifth mission, its first operational one, begins, deploying two satellites.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

.When used with the radar in an air-to-air role, it functions as an Infrared Search and Track system (IRST), providing passive target detection and tracking.^ AD systems; choose the best approach route to a target with continuous updates fed to the aircraft navigation systems; and provide onboard systems and armament with targeting data.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Sensor fusion takes all the information from the Eurofighter's on-board sensors - Radar, Infrared Search and Tracker (a passive system with the detection capability of an F-16 Radar), the Defensive Aids Subsystem (DASS), and off board information received via the data link.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Look at SU-37 model, and you’ll notice it will be detected from air to air or air to ground radar, which will give it a huge disadvantage.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

.In an air-to-surface role, it performs target identification and acquisition.^ In addition, the IAF wasn’t allowed to use chaff and flares to avoid being targeted by surface-to-air missiles nor did its aircraft have the common data link.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

It also provides a navigation and landing aid. .PIRATE is linked to the pilot’s helmet mounted display.^ This is then shown to the pilot on his coloured displays including a helmet mounted display (which also has an off boresight capability and built-in night vision capability which projects an infra red image onto the pilot's visor.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[103]
.Eurofighters starting with Tranche 1 Block 5 have the PIRATE. The first Eurofighter Typhoon with PIRATE-IRST was delivered to the Italian Aeronautica Militare in August 2007.[104] More advanced targeting capabilities can be provided with the addition of a targeting pod such as the LITENING pod.^ JJ, When Norwegian or Danish pilot's/technicians look closely at Eurofighter their first impressions on technology/capability also change.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You send the F-22s in the night before the war starts to take out ground targets such as SAMs and airfields.
  • What's the big deal with the F-22? [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Carlo Kopp, Air Power Australia (August 2000) - Eurofighter Typhoon - Demon or Lemon?
  • Lessons from the Eurofighter Flop - Winds of Change.NET 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.windsofchange.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[105]

Performance

Eurofighter 9803.ogg
Flight demonstration at WTD61 Manching/Germany.
A Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon T1
In 2004, United States Air Force Chief of Staff General John P. Jumper said after flying the Eurofighter:
I have flown all the air force jets. None was as good as the Eurofighter.[106][107]
.The Typhoon's combat performance, compared to the new F-22 Raptor and the upcoming F-35 Lightning II[108] fighters and the French Dassault Rafale, has been the subject of much discussion.^ Exact abilities are unknown, however the Su-35 is a VERY real threat to the F-22, having a new missile upgrade which is apparently the Russian version of the AMRAAM. .
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ And the f-22 raptor is brand new, avionics, electronics, defeces and offese systems.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ F-22 raptors when the sukhois flew half way across the globe to do combat with them?
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

.In March 2005, Jumper, then the only person to have flown both the Eurofighter Typhoon and the Raptor, talked to Air Force Print News about these two aircraft.^ Eurofighter will be both of these.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You must surely know that the only stealth aircraft ever shot down in combat was a F-117 that was shot down by Serbian forces over ex-Yugoslavia in March 1999.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PM There's something romantic about the US Air Force.
  • What's the big deal with the F-22? [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: General]

He said,
.The Eurofighter is both agile and sophisticated, but is still difficult to compare to the F/A-22 Raptor.^ Overall: 1st & 2nd place go to : SU 37 & F22 Raptor both scoring 7.5 out of 10 3rd & 4rth place go to : SU 30 & Eurofighter scoring 5 out of 10 .
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon .
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Responses to “Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon” .
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

.They are different kinds of airplanes to start with; it's like asking us to compare a NASCAR car with a Formula One car.^ The EU's unbalanced air forces is also one of the main reasons that the US has to shoulder so much of the burden in operations like Kosovo.
  • Lessons from the Eurofighter Flop - Winds of Change.NET 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.windsofchange.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Today i would like to ask every one about his thoughts about KOSSOVO declaration of independence.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ When I read things like “American pilots who fly Raptors are far superior compared to Russian and or european pilots” posted by Eric, I can think of only one thing.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

They are both exciting in different ways, but they are designed for different levels of performance.[109]
.Further, "The Eurofighter is certainly, as far as smoothness of controls and the ability to pull (and sustain high g forces), very impressive," he said.^ Eurofighter: It can achieve very high speeds.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Observe that they have committed an organization with very poor accountability (the Pentagon system) to a series of missions far away, where accountability can degrade even further.
  • Lessons from the Eurofighter Flop - Winds of Change.NET 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.windsofchange.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eurofighter: It has very handy avionics systems and features a lot of automations SU 37 & SU 30: Not the most impressive aircraft interior and avionics.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

."That is what it was designed to do, especially the version I flew, with the avionics, the color moving map displays, etc. — all absolutely top notch.^ As for me after wathcing those videos, I felt that the Russian SU-37 should be the best since it has displayed agility in total control of all moves easily.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

.The maneuverability of the airplane in close-in combat was also very impressive."^ So the idea that “maneuverability” will be a huge advantage is simply laughable, when the very best planes from histories past were not even the best maneuverable airplane.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The United States is very interested in the Su-30MKI’s N-011-M Bars radar increasing its impressive combat potential.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[109][110]
.In July 2007, the Indian Air Force fielded the SU 30 MKI during the Indra-Dhanush exercise with Royal Air Force's Eurofighter Typhoon.^ Upgraded Eurofighter offered to Indian Air Force .
  • Upgraded Eurofighter offered to Indian Air Force 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Posted by obrescia On November - 30 - 2008 Indian Air Force SU-30 MKi at Nellis AFB .
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Overall: 1st & 2nd place go to : SU 37 & F22 Raptor both scoring 7.5 out of 10 3rd & 4rth place go to : SU 30 & Eurofighter scoring 5 out of 10 .
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

This was the first time that the two jets had taken part in such a exercise.[111][112] The IAF did not allow their pilots to use the radar of the MKIs during the exercise so as to protect the highly-classified N011M Bars.[113] During the exercise, the RAF pilots candidly admitted that the Su-30MKI displayed maneuvering superior to that of the Typhoon but they had studied, prepared and anticipated this.[114]
.The Typhoon is capable of supersonic cruise without using afterburners.^ Can supposedly obtain supersonic speeds and maintain them without an afterburner, HOWEVER, the F-22 I eyewitnessed performed a high speed pass.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Both F-22 and SU-37 can super-cruise (reach supersonic speeds without afterburner use).
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ It could not reach 600mph without using a little bit of afterburner, not much, but still it used it.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

.This is referred to as "supercruise". According to the official German Luftwaffe and Austrian Eurofighter website, the maximum speed possible without reheat is between Mach 1.2 and Mach 1.5.[115][116][117] Air Forces Monthly gives a maximum supercruise speed of Mach 1.1 for the RAF FGR4 multirole version.^ The top speed of the Eurofighter is 1321 MPH The cruising speed of the F-22 is mach 1.7, 1360 MPH. That is before an afterburner is used, and not even necessarily the top speed without the afterburner.
  • What's the big deal with the F-22? [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Will Eurofighter be as adaptable for joint operations with US Air Force as JSF? - if not, what will be the differences?
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Proper training allows aircrews (of any air force) to extract the maximum performance out of their aircraft.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[118] .However the Eurofighter can only supercruise in a clean configuration without external missiles and fuel tanks.^ The chase airplane was in a relatively “clean” configuration with only a centerline fuel tank.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ So on paper, all things considered, the F-22 is the top fighter, however, only the Eurofighter has seen some real-world action.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Tor, Eurofighter can supercruise - supersonic without afterburner.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[119]
.The Eurofighter consortium claims their fighter has a larger sustained subsonic turn rate, sustained supersonic turn rate, and faster acceleration at Mach 0.9 at 20,000 feet (6,100 m) than the F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F/A-18 Hornet, Dassault Mirage 2000, Dassault Rafale, the Sukhoi Su-27, and the Mikoyan MiG-29.^ The French is a more dog fighter design but due to its underpowered engines (SNECMAS are woefully underpowered) the American falcon has better sustainable rate of turn better acceleration and in general greater attributes in a dog fight (except the angle of attack and instant rate of turn parameters in which the French design is better due to its delta wing) Regardless of the above the most agile fighter of them all must be the S-37 with the forward listing wings although that is also another story because we do not know if it can be an operational fighter or a technology testing plane .
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ By the time Norway is ready to actually make the switch to new fighters, the Eurofighter will be more than ten years old, whereas the JSF will be brand new.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If the Eurofighter is comparable to the F-18, why would a consortium of European countries make a plane to compete with the out-dated American planes?
  • What's the big deal with the F-22? [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: General]

[120][121][122]
.In 2005, a trainer Eurofighter T1 was reported to have had a chance encounter the previous year with two U.S. Air Force F-15Es over the Lake District in the north of England.^ F/A-22 will kill in Air-to-air, the Su-37 is the best multi-role wise, and the Eurofighter is a good less-cost option that can do a lot of what the other two can.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Will Eurofighter be as adaptable for joint operations with US Air Force as JSF? - if not, what will be the differences?
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We noted a couple months back that the U.S. Air Force’s F-22s strangely were sitting out this exercise, missing the chance to tangle with the best “enemy” fighter out there.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

The encounter became a mock dogfight with the Eurofighter allegedly emerging victorious.[123][124]
.In the 2005 Singapore evaluation, the Typhoon won all three combat tests, including one in which a single Typhoon defeated three RSAF F-16s, and reliably completed all planned flight tests.^ The ones i have are taken from the 2005 tests.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ One additional sensor carried by all the three planes is the IRST which uses infra red sensors for tracking the engines heat signature of the opposing planes.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ All the flight information is displayed on these four LCD displays which include one for piloting and navigation, a tactical situation indicator, and two for display systems information including operating modes and overall operation status.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[125][126] .Singapore still went on to buy the F-15 due to uncertainty over Typhoon tranche 2 delivery dates.^ Hotrod Mar 8th, 2008 at 12:15 am As far as we know, Raptors can outmanoeuvre Typhoon above 50,000ft due to superior power to weight ratios.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

.During the exercise "Typhoon Meet" held in 2008, Eurofighters flew against F/A-18 Hornets, Mirage F1s, Harriers and F-16s in a mock combat exercise.^ The US experienced similar restrictions during the previous Cope India exercises, in which the Indian AF did really well against USAF F-15s.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

.It is claimed that the Eurofighters won all engagements (even outnumbered 8 vs 27) without suffering losses.^ F-22 will probably be outnumbered in any true conventional war, and therefore suffer losses.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Eurofighter vs. F-22 vs. Su-27 vs. Su-30 debate is really mostly academic.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ But that won’t happen because any engagement will be decided by the Raptor pilot, should he engage or not; the Su37 or Eurofighter pilot will not know the Raptor is there.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[127][128]
The aviation magazine "Flug Revue" reports that in 2008 German Typhoon were pitted against French Rafales. The results are said to be "extremely gratifying", the main difference being the "much greater thrust of the EJ200 engine".[129]
.In July 2009, Former Chief of Air Staff for the Royal Air Force Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy said that "The Eurofighter Typhoon is an excellent aircraft.^ PAVE TACK, those may be facts, but c’mon, are you trying to say the Royal Air Force is a blibbering incopetent?
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Marietta, Ga., and the latest aircraft will be assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Arne, If I was the Norwegian Chief of Air Force I'd want to replace the good but ageing (and increasingly expensive to maintain) F-16 with the most flexible 21st Century fighter - the Eurofighter.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It will be the backbone of the Royal Air Force along with the JSF".[130]

Air-to-ground capabilities

A Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 at Nellis AFB in Nevada, USA
.The Typhoon is a multi-role fighter with maturing air-to-ground capabilities.^ As I understand it Tranch 1 is an air-defence variant with only an austere air-to-ground capability, the latter being added incrementally in Tranche 2 and 3.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ David Hamilton Losses The Typhoon lost out to the Rafale and F-15 "Mud hen" in the Singaporean contest recently, because Eurofighter could't guarantee the level of ground attack capabilities that the Singaporean air force wanted.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ F-22 will always be the better fighter but Eurofighter will be the better multi role aircraft and will always be cheaper.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Earlier than scheduled, the RAF integrated the air to ground capability, based on the Rafael[131]/Ultra Electronics Litening III laser designator [132] and the Enhanced Paveway II/III laser guided bomb[133] under the "Austere" programme.^ As I understand it Tranch 1 is an air-defence variant with only an austere air-to-ground capability, the latter being added incrementally in Tranche 2 and 3.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even in an air to ground mission Eurofighter will carry 4 AMRAAM + 2 SRAAM as well as say 2 stand-off missles/ or 2x precision guided bombs (500kg).
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[134] .A more comprehensive air-to-ground attack capability including Paveway IV, EGBU-16 bombs and a higher degree of automation will be achieved for all partner nations with the Phase 1 Enhancements currently in development.^ Hotrod Apr 20th, 2008 at 3:35 pm I agree too, all these aircraft represent the current state of the art and it’s wonderful what they can achieve.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ S> D> Jan 18th, 2008 at 7:16 am All these air craft have tremendous capabilities in speed and maneuverability.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Finally i believe that all the other major air powers of the world will already have produced a counter measure for the F-22 extraordinary capabilities.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[135]
.The absence of such a capability is believed to have been a factor in the type's rejection from Singapore's fighter competition in 2005. At the time it was claimed that Singapore was concerned about the delivery timescale and the ability of the Eurofighter partner nations to fund the current capability packages.^ I have a few questions for you on the Eurofighter, touching on capabilities and delivery-times.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By the time Norway is ready to actually make the switch to new fighters, the Eurofighter will be more than ten years old, whereas the JSF will be brand new.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As a fighter pilot I'd rather be in a Eurofighter type aircraft when facing a Stealth threat than the other way around.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[136] .With the planned Phase 2 Enhancements Eurofighter GmbH hopes to increase the appeal of Typhoon to possible export customers and to make the aircraft more useful to partner air forces.^ By the time Norway is ready to actually make the switch to new fighters, the Eurofighter will be more than ten years old, whereas the JSF will be brand new.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Marietta, Ga., and the latest aircraft will be assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ And don't list to Col. Ricionni from POGO. He may have been in the Air Force, but he doesn't know anything about stealth or aircraft performance.
  • Lessons from the Eurofighter Flop - Winds of Change.NET 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.windsofchange.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[135]

Radar signature reduction features

.Although not designated a stealth fighter, measures were taken to reduce the Typhoon's radar cross section (RCS), especially from the frontal aspect.^ STEALTH is a combination of measures taken to reduce radar, visual, IR and noise signatures.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The RCS of the wings -especially from the sides is almost equal to the relevant of a conventional fighter without carrying missiles (outer loads).
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Although it possess a theoretical range of up to 200 khm, it needs radar beaming from the fighter for the 80% of the distance (until its own radar takes over the action) so you can kiss the stealth element goodbye.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[137][138] An example of these measures is that the Typhoon has jet inlets that conceal the front of the jet engine (a strong radar target) from radar. .Many important potential radar targets, such as the wing, canard and fin leading edges, are highly swept, so will reflect radar energy well away from the front sector.^ F-14A DID have canards (sort of) that were recessed in the leading edge of the plane’s “shoulders”.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ KFIRs and CHEETAHs have a more advanced FBW which together with the small “canards” in the front part of the wings have somewhat rectified those problems.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[139] .Some external weapons are mounted semi-recessed into the aircraft, partially shielding these missiles from incoming radar waves.^ BORING JARGON *Semi-Active guidance requires the launch aircraft to maintain a lock for the entire duration of the missile’s effective flight.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ It can carry more weapons, but it’s stealth is degraded to the point of being useless if it carries underwing pylons (Lovely big right angles for the radar waves to reflect off!
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Do you really think anyone is going to mount missiles externally on the F-22?
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[137] .In addition radar absorbent materials (RAM) developed primarily by EADS/DASA coat many of the most significant reflectors, e.g.^ The Terminator uses a lightweight RAM coated body, AM coated canopy, odd angles, ECM pods, AWACS derived radar assistence, and mathematical route planning.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

the wing leading edges, the intake edges and interior, the rudder surrounds, strakes, etc.[137][140] The Typhoon does not use internal storage of weapons. External mounting points are used instead, which increases its radar cross section but allows for more and larger stores.[141] .The Eurofighter operates automatic Emission Controls (EMCON) to reduce the Electro-Magnetic emissions of the current mechanically scanned Radar.^ Eurofighter operates a continuous technology insertion policy to maintain Eurofighter's operational advantage and reduce costs (e.g.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[137] .The Captor-M was the first NATO-Radar with three rather than two working channels, one intended for classification of jammer and for jamming suppression.^ With four sources of spare component supply rather than one - Irkut, KNAAPO, HAL and Shenyang lines and subcontractor pools - market forces will have their impact.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ November 11, 1982 - The space shuttle Columbia’s fifth mission, its first operational one, begins, deploying two satellites.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Radar-guided missiles produce radar emissions, which can be picked up by ECM. but IR missiles receive rather than emit, and therefore ECM cannot detect them.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[142] .The German BW-Plan 2009 indicates that Germany will equip/retrofit the Luftwaffe's Eurofighters with the AESA Captor-E from 2012.[143] The conversion to AESA will give the Eurofighter a Low Probability of Intercept Radar with much better jam resistance.^ Indeed they were able to get a much better/complete radar picture and utilize this knowledge couped with 3 to 1 numerical superiority to defeat an under equipped/undermanned American force.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Is currently having a radar system tested under the CAESAR programme which will give it a radar which is possibly a LITTLE bit better than the Raptor.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The Alamo has a much better range than the AIM-120 AMRAAM. Once again, the IRST and EOS possessed by the Su-30mki gives it a stealthy launch so that helps too.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[144][145] .These include an innovative design with a gimbal to meet RAF requirements for a wider scan field than a fixed AESA.[146] The coverage of an fixed AESA is limited to 120 degree in azimuth and elevation.^ Search limits for the OLS-27 are ±60deg azimuth, 60/-15° in elevation.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Future upgradation plans include new gimbals for the antenna mount to increase the field of view to about 90-100 degrees to both sides.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ New gimbals for the moving antenna: /-100 degrees azimuth & elevation > New computer: 180 km tracking range Su-30MKI Irbis .
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[147]
.According to the RAF, the Eurofighter's RCS is better than RAF requirements.^ JSF will be better at bombing over Baghdad than Eurofighter - providing you get the US level of stealth.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Of course if a study came up with another colour better than grey then of course Norway could paint their Eurofighters in this colour.
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^ How would you explain for the norwegian people how Eurofighter would be a better option for Norway than Joint Strike Fighter?
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.Comments from BAE Systems suggest the radar return is around one quarter of that of the Tornado it replaces.^ To Anoop, around 40% of the avionics in the F-22 are built by BAE Systems and their American subsidiaries, as is the case with the F-35 as well.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[148] .The Eurofighter is thought to have an RCS of less than one square metre in a clean configuration by author Doug Richardson, although no official value is available.^ WAY bigger than the Eurofighter or the Su-37(50 and 60 square meters, respectively).
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ TVC F/A-22A was less maneuverable than a non-TVC (for now) Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon… learn something new every day… .
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ One long-time military analyst mused to Aviation Week that the event might provide insight, although it was no certainty.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[139] .This compares with the estimated RCS of the Rafale of 2 square metres,[149] the 20 square metres of the Su-30MKI,[150] the 1 square metre of the Su-35BM[151] and the American F-117 of 0.025 square metres.^ This is why American pilots flew the Su-30mki’s against their own F-15C’s in the evaluation.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The nose of the Su-30MKI was modified (compared the Su-27) to accommodate the fixed antenna array and more avionics boxes.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[149] .The manufacturers have carried out tests on the early prototypes to optimize the low observability characteristics of the aircraft from the early 1990s.^ Stealth technology is not designed to hide an aircraft for ever, it’s designed to hide an aircraft long enough for it to carry out it’s mission.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

Testing at BAe's Warton facility on the DA4 prototype measured the RCS of the aircraft and investigated the effects of a variety of RAM coatings. Another measure to reduce the likelihood of discovery is the use of passive sensors, which minimises the radiation of treacherous electronic emissions. While canards generally have poor stealth characteristics,[152] the flight control system is designed to minimise the RCS in flight, maintaining the elevon trim and canards at an angle to minimise RCS.[153][154]

Operational history

A Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon
On 4 August 2003, Germany accepted the first series production Eurofighter (GT003).[155] Also that year, Spain took delivery of its first series production aircraft.[156] .On 16 December 2005, the Typhoon reached I.O.C. with Italian Air Force as an air defence fighter from Grosseto Air Base.^ Imagine the damage a combination of fighters and UCAV would have on the enemy air force, but that is another story .
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Marietta, Ga., and the latest aircraft will be assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Also first-time participation of six F-15K fighters of the South Korean Air Force.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

On 9 August 2007, the UK's Ministry of Defence reported that No. .XI Squadron of the RAF, which stood up as a Typhoon squadron on 29 March 2007, had taken delivery of its first two multi-role Typhoons.^ F/A-22 will kill in Air-to-air, the Su-37 is the best multi-role wise, and the Eurofighter is a good less-cost option that can do a lot of what the other two can.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Reply With the Eurofighter/Typhoon there are general lessons about "specification bloat" and the problems of over-complex "multi-role" designs.
  • Lessons from the Eurofighter Flop - Winds of Change.NET 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.windsofchange.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eurfofighter EF-2000 Typhoon is just a cut below the above two, but compared to almost anything else is still a highly capable dogfighter and multi-role strike aircraft in its own right.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[157] Two of XI Squadron's Typhoons were sent to intercept a Russian Tupolev Tu-95 approaching British airspace on 17 August 2007.[158]
.The RAF Typhoons were declared combat ready in the air-to-ground role by 1 July 2008.[159] The RAF Typhoons will be ready to deploy for operations by mid-2008.[157] On or around 25 April 2008 a Typhoon from 17 Squadron at RAF Coningsby, operating at the US Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake test centre in California, USA, suffered extensive damage during landing when its landing gear did not deploy, apparently due to pilot error.^ As a fighter pilot in the RAF I helped write the operational requirement for the Eurofighter and even a fighter pilot recognised the importance of having serviceabile systems on board and a minimal logistic support tail - especially for overseas deployments.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The EU's unbalanced air forces is also one of the main reasons that the US has to shoulder so much of the burden in operations like Kosovo.
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^ Endre, A RAF Eurofighter did indeed suffer a nose gear problem.
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[160]
On 11 September 2008, the combined flying time of the five customer Air Forces and the industrial Flight Test programme saw aircraft surpass the 50,000 flight hours milestone.[161]
.On 31 March 2009 a Eurofighter Typhoon fired an AMRAAM for the first time whilst having its radar in passive mode, the necessary target data for the missile was acquired by the radar of a second Eurofighter Typhoon and transmitted using the Multi Functional Information Distribution System (MIDS).^ Sensor fusion takes all the information from the Eurofighter's on-board sensors - Radar, Infrared Search and Tracker (a passive system with the detection capability of an F-16 Radar), the Defensive Aids Subsystem (DASS), and off board information received via the data link.
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Reply With the Eurofighter/Typhoon there are general lessons about "specification bloat" and the problems of over-complex "multi-role" designs.
  • Lessons from the Eurofighter Flop - Winds of Change.NET 13 January 2010 21:28 UTC www.windsofchange.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Through the use of the data link we can also go "passive" and get targetting information from a third party (AWACS for example).
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[162]
.On 17 July 2009, Italian Air Force Eurofighters were deployed to protect Albania's airspace.^ Sukhoi Mig Sep 21st, 2008 at 4:20 am soon will the russian air force deploy plasma stealth on Su-35 and then it’s a ultimate killing mashine .
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Former US Air Force Colonel Oct 15th, 2009 at 3:17 pm Every experienced airman knows their aircraft accounts for only 30% or so toward a successful aerial dogfight.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Will Eurofighter be as adaptable for joint operations with US Air Force as JSF? - if not, what will be the differences?
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[163]
In September 2009, four RAF Typhoons deployed to RAF Mount Pleasant replacing the Tornado F3s defending the Falkland Islands. The government of Argentina "is understood to have made a formal protest".[164]

Variants

Prototype on display at the 1998 Dubai Airshow. Note the multiple roundels for the air forces: (left to right) Spanish Ejército del Aire, Italian Aeronautica Militare, British Royal Air Force, and German Luftwaffe.
The Eurofighter is produced in single-seat and twin-seat variants. The twin-seat variant is not used operationally, but only for training. .The aircraft has been manufactured in three major standards; seven Development Aircraft (DA), seven production standard Instrumented Production Aircraft (IPA) for further system development [165] and a continuing number of Series Production Aircraft.^ AD systems; choose the best approach route to a target with continuous updates fed to the aircraft navigation systems; and provide onboard systems and armament with targeting data.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Taking into account the latest developements concerning the the sukhoi series especially the SU-35BM which is officially the latest version of the aircraft in production (or really close) i saw some puzzling points.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Russia is believed to be continuing its pioneering work on the development of a plasma cloud generator to provide active stealth protection for combat aircraft.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

.The production aircraft are now operational with the partner nation's air forces.^ Marietta, Ga., and the latest aircraft will be assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ FOD concerns are not unusual for any air force operating halfway around the world.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Will Eurofighter be as adaptable for joint operations with US Air Force as JSF? - if not, what will be the differences?
  • Eurofighter har svart - Innenriks - Dagbladet.no 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.dagbladet.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Tranche 1 aircraft were produced from 2000 onwards. .Aircraft capabilities are being increased incrementally, with each software upgrade resulting in a different standard, known as blocks.^ The presence of the ‘cloud’ around the aircraft would also block transmissions from the aircraft being protected, but it is possible that appropriate gaps in the ‘cloud’ could also be created to overcome this.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[166] With the introduction of the Block 5 standard, the R2 retrofit programme began to bring all aircraft to that standard.[166]
Tranche 1
  • Block 1 : Initial Operational Capability and basic Air Defence Capability.
  • Block 2 : Initial air-to-air capabilities.
  • Block 2B : Full air-to-air capabilities.
  • Block 5 : Full Operational Capability (FOC) by combining existing air-to-air role with air-to-ground capabilities.
Tranche 2
  • Block 8 : New mission computers required for the integration of future weapons such as Meteor, Storm Shadow and Taurus. (Differences in the build to Tranche 1 related to changes in production technology or obsolescence).
  • Block 10 : Software: EOC 1 (advanced multi role step 1) AIM-120C-5 AMRAAM, IRIS-T digital. A2G: GBU-24, GPS-controlled weapons, ALARM, Paveway III & IV, Rafael Litening III
  • Block 15 : Software: EOC 2 (advanced multi role step 2) A2A Meteor A2G: TAURUS, Storm Shadow, Brimstone [167]
Tranche 3
.These aircraft will have interfaces for possible future improvements, but will be delivered at a Tranche 2 level of capability.^ All three of these aircraft are magnificent performers with “super-maneuverability” - that is, the capabilities of the airframe actually exceed the physical limitations of the pilot.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The truth is, most of all of these aircrafts’ real capabilities are classified, so like Rog says, no one will know until they square off.
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Read these websites http://www.army.mil/fcs/ http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/future.htm .
  • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

[168]
The Indian Navy has made a request for information for a carrier based variant of the Eurofighter. In this contest it will once again be up against the Rafale, which split from the Eurofighter project over the need for a carrier based variant.[169]

Operators

Italian Eurofighter Typhoon
Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon
 Austria
 Germany
 Italy
 Saudi Arabia
 Spain
 United Kingdom

Aircraft on display

.
  • Eurofighter DA-2 Typhoon (serial number ZH588) is on display at the Royal Air Force Museum.^ PAVE TACK, those may be facts, but c’mon, are you trying to say the Royal Air Force is a blibbering incopetent?
    • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I am dying to say the Typhoon for reasons of not seeming to be biased (I am in the Royal Air Force!
    • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Eurofighter (UK) - Military Pictures - Air Force Army Navy Missiles Defense .
    • Eurofighter (UK) - Military Pictures - Air Force Army Navy Missiles Defense 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC www.defencetalk.com [Source type: News]

    .This aircraft is one of seven EF 2000 development aircraft built by the Eurofighter Partner Companies, and was used for flight testing.^ EADS, the same company that built the Eurofighter.
    • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ EF-2000 can supercruise, when that capability was one of the Raptor’s main selling points.
    • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ TVC F/A-22A was less maneuverable than a non-TVC (for now) Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon… learn something new every day… .
    • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

    The aircraft was delivered by road on 22 January 2008. Engineers from RAF Coningsby and RAF St. Athan assembled the aircraft for display. It is hanging in the Museum's Milestones of Flight Exhibition Hall.[170]
  • .
  • The first development aircraft Eurofighter DA-1 can be seen at the German Museum subsidiary Flugwerft Schleißheim at Schleißheim Airport in the north of Munich.^ The X-31 was the first international experimental aircraft development program administered by a U.S government agency and was a key effort of the NATO Cooperative Research and Development Program.
    • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

    .Its first flight took place in 1994 and it was handed over to the museum in 2008.[171]
  • In summer 2009 Eurofighter DA-4, serial number ZH590, went on display at Imperial War Museum Duxford, having been given to the museum by the Ministry of Defence in 2008. It is exhibited as part of the museum's 'AirSpace' gallery, as an example of the development of aircraft technology.^ Well ok Korea was a war which cannot be named useless in the first place, so I will change my words into “most of the wars”.
    • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Ed May 25th, 2008 at 11:03 pm I wonder what the true eurofighter would of been like if the damn French had not been part of the original consortium.
    • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The most notable action was the Battle of Boyra where the first dogfights over East Pakistan (Bangladesh) took place.
    • Video - F-22 Raptor VS SU-37 VS SU-30 VS Eurofighter Typhoon at Flightstory.net - Aviation Blog 2 February 2010 14:33 UTC blog.flightstory.net [Source type: Original source]

    [172]

Specifications

External images
Cutaway diagram of Eurofighter Typhoon
Cutaway of Eurofighter Typhoon by Flight Global, 2006.
EJ200 engine (foreground)
The aircraft's turbofan engine (front)

Data from Typhoon performance data,[173] RAF Typhoon,[174] BAE Systems page,[175] AFM,[176] Superfighters[177]

General characteristics
  • Crew: 1 (operational aircraft) or 2 (training aircraft)
  • Length: 15.96 m (52 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.95 m (35 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 5.28 m (17 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 50 m² (538 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 11,000 kg (24,250 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 15,550 kg[citation needed] (34,280 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 23,500 kg (51,800 lb)
  • Powerplant:Eurojet EJ200 afterburning turbofan
    • Dry thrust: 60 kN (13,500 lbf) each
    • Thrust with afterburner: 90 kN (20,250 lbf) each
Performance
Armament
Avionics

See also

Related development
Related lists

References

Notes

  1. ^ a b "1994: Maiden flight for future fighter jet." BBC News, 27 February 1994. Retrieved: 19 March 2008.
  2. ^ "Eurofighter Typhoon." eurofighter.com, 16 December 2009. Retrieved: 26 February 2010.
  3. ^ "ILA 2008: Indian Bids add spice." Flight Global, 27 May 2008. Retrieved: 12 October 2009.
  4. ^ Major Projects Report 2008, Project Summary Sheets. UK Ministry of Defence, 2008.
  5. ^ "Description of NETMA." eurofighter.com. Retrieved: 12 October 2009.
  6. ^ a b Oliver, Emmet and Massoud A. Derhally. "Saudis Pay 4.43 Billion Pounds for 72 Eurofighters (Update1)." bloomberg.com, 17 September 2007. Retrieved: 12 October 2009.
  7. ^ a b Boot 1990, pp. 229–233.
  8. ^ Buttler 2000, pp. 131–134.
  9. ^ a b c d "Eurofighter History." starstreak.net. Retrieved: 12 October 2009.
  10. ^ a b Buttler 1990, p. 134.
  11. ^ a b Butler 2000, p. 135.
  12. ^ Strictly speaking, the P.106B. The P.106A was a single-engined version of the original P.96. Boot 1990, pp. 79–82.
  13. ^ a b Buttler 2000, p. 137.
  14. ^ Nicholls, Mark et al. Eurofighter. Key Publishing "on behalf of Eurofighter GmbH", 2003. Retrieved: 23 May 2008.
  15. ^ Lewis, Paul. "3 European Countries Plan Jet Fighter Project." New York Times, 3 August 1985, p. 31.
  16. ^ "Eurofighter: Spain joins the club." The Economist, 17 September 1985, p. 68.
  17. ^ a b "BAe uncovers EAP" Flight International, page 10 Flight International
  18. ^ Fairhill, David. "Euro-fighter goes supersonic on maiden flight: First test flight of EAP aircraft in Lancashire." The Guardian, 7 August 1986.
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