Effective. Proven. Trusted.
The Typhoon fighter jet is the proven choice of countries around the world. It is the ideal aircraft for Canada to fulfill its role of protecting safety and security at home and abroad, and represents the best choice to support Canadian jobs.
The Typhoon has demonstrated unparalleled reliability, and a continuous ability to evolve for future needs. Already selected by nine nations, it is the world’s most advanced swing-role combat aircraft with demonstrated effectiveness in all climates across the globe.
The Typhoon offers Canada the opportunity to fly the aircraft that’s right for protecting Canada’s sovereignty and for working with allies, right for air personnel and right the future prosperity of Canadians.
The Typhoon is the only aircraft that ensures access to high-value jobs and long-term growth for the Canadian aerospace sector.
Committed to Canada
Airbus’ deep Canadian roots and growing presence underscore the trusted partnerships the company has developed supporting Canada, its air personnel and Canadian aerospace companies.
Typhoon’s interoperability is fully proven. Several users of the aircraft fly it directly alongside other NATO platforms in mixed fleets or within joint missions and exercises around the globe. The aircraft would be a seamless fit for NORAD operations.
The Typhoon has not only been chosen as the backbone of NATO air forces for decades to come – it also offers a clear path forward for ongoing upgrading well beyond 2035 through the multi-nation Future Combat Air Systems (FCAS) and Next Generation Fighter (NGF) programs.
The Typhoon is built with advanced composite materials to deliver a low radar profile and strong airframe. Only 15% of the aircraft’s surface is metal, delivering stealth operation and protection from radar-based systems. Pilots were included in the design from the earliest stages to develop a deliberately unstable airframe that can still be flown effectively. This delivers both superior manoeuvrability at subsonic speeds and efficient supersonic capability to support the widest range of combat scenarios.
Developing cutting-edge engine technology has been a key part of the Typhoon project from the start. The aircraft is powered by two EJ200 power plants, each providing 90kN thrust. This allows the Typhoon to cruise at supersonic speeds without the use of reheat for extended periods. The engines deliver 1,000 flying hours without needing unscheduled maintenance through the use of advanced integrated Health Monitoring for class-leading reliability, maintainability and Through Life Cost.
Class-leading sensors give the pilot the unparalleled situational awareness seamlessly integrating data and updating the battlespace picture for actionable intelligence. The Fusion Information Superiority allows the pilot to dominate the battlespace while staying aware and secure from any threats.
The Captor-E electronically scanned radar will be the primary sensor of Typhoon Canada, supporting a full suite of Air-to-Air and Air-to-Surface modes. The capacious aperture of the Typhoon allows the installation of Captor-E’s optimized and repositionable array. The radar’s field of regard is some 50 per cent wider than traditional fixed plate systems used on other fighters, offering the pilot significant benefits in both Air-to-Air and Air-to-Surface engagements.
The Defensive Aids Sub System (DASS) suite is comprised of wingtip Electronic Support Measures and Electronic Counter Measures pods (ESM/ECM), missile warners, chaff and flare dispenser and an optional laser warner. Upgrades in computing power will support continuous protection from future threats, enhancing Typhoon’s survivability and greatly increase overall mission effectiveness.
Defensive Aids Sub System (DASS)
Sensor fusion is key to Typhoon's effective infrared sensor
The Pirate Infra-Red Search and Track (IRST) is the first in the world design derived from the weapon system specification and an ideal supplement to Radar and the DASS. With its passive sensors it allows to simultaneously detect and track multiple and manoeuvring targets.
The Typhoon uses a unique Helmet Mounted Symbology System (HMSS), alongside six other pilot display surfaces. HMSS provides flight reference and weapon aiming data through the visor. It is fully compatible with night vision aids using light intensification and Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) imagery. Therefore offering the pilot a significant competitive advantage.
The Typhoon can carry a wide array of weapons, including short- and beyond-visual-range air-to-air missiles, air-to-surface missiles and guided bombs. The Meteor advanced long-range missile provides the largest No Escape Zone of any air-to-air, resulting in a long stand-off range and high probability of interception to ensure air superiority and pilot survivability. The Brimstone missile provides a unique low collateral, surgical-precision strike capability. The Paveway IV smart bomb provides high levels of operational flexibility: the combat proven dual-mode guidance system, coupled with height of burst and penetrating capability, enable the decision of target engagement to be made right up to the point of release.
The Typhoon will see further integration of new, smart weapons in accordance with the demands of current and future threats.
Laser guided bomb being delivered
The unique combination of Typhoon’s unparalleled performance, high quality sensors and smart weapons creates a virtuous-cycle effect allowing it to gain and maintain operational advantage. These qualities are inherent to the platform and ensure Typhoons relevance in face of any future threats.
Airbus in Canada
From its first helicopter manufacturing facility in 1984 to the production of A220 Family single-aisle jetliners today, Airbus has significantly increased its presence in Canada. With more than 3,000 employees across ten locations in seven Canadian cities, Airbus has robust industrial activity in the country, covering the commercial jet aircraft, rotorcraft, defence and space sectors.
Working with more than 650 Canadian suppliers across nine provinces in the country, Airbus sources more than $1 billion CAD annually from Canadian companies – spending that supports approximately 17,000 skilled jobs. Canada is ranked ninth globally in terms of Airbus’ supply chain procurement.
Other Airbus companies in Canada include NavBlue, based in Waterloo, Ontario and STELIA Aerospace Group, a multi-specialist aeronautics company with two subsidiaries in Canada. NavBlue is one of the world’s leading providers of navigation charts and data in the aviation market.
STELIA North America, based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and Mirabel, Quebec, provides design services, assembly, systems integration, and manufacturing of complex composites and metallic structures, sub-assemblies and components.
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