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Eurofighter Typhoon

The Eurofighter Typhoon is the world's most modern swing-role fighter. Once conceived as a multi-national programme to modernize the European Air Forces, the Eurofighter Typhoon has in the meantime been sold to 5 additional customers (Austria, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, Kuwait and Qatar) and thus doubled the number of its original user nations. It is powered by two EJ200 engines that give the Eurofighter Typhoon its impressive thrust-to-weight ratio and maneuverability. The core of this state of the art weapon system is its Identification capability and sensor fusion, based on the CAPTOR-E AESA radar and the PIRATE FLIR sensor while being protected by the PRAETORIAN Electronic Defensive Aid Sub System (DASS). No other fighter aircraft has integrated a comparably high number of European and US weapons and is thus combat ready whatever the mission.

Orders & deliveries
Total Orders 623
Total Deliveries
Total in Operation
Air superiority

Air superiority

In the air superiority mission the Eurofighter Typhoon will typically be equipped with air-to-air missiles for the BVR and short range combat. It is the combination of thrust, maneuverability, modern sensors and data fusion that makes the Eurofighter Typhoon the superior air warfare platform.

Air interdiction

Air interdiction

In this role the Eurofighter Typhoon is configured for ground attacks and even though it is equipped with a targeting pod and up to 7 ground attack weapons, it carries still 3 BVR and 2 SR missiles.

Close air support

Close air support

The recent integration contract for the Brimstone has strengthened the CAS capabilities of the Eurofighter Typhoon since it can now engage in combat with a reduced risk of collateral damages of non-combatant or friendly forces.

Swing role

Swing role

The Eurofighter Typhoon can simply switch from air-to-air into the air-to-ground role and back within the same mission. Multiple configurations of air-to-air and ground attack payloads can be put under 13 wing and fuselage stations which enables a highly flexible and mission specific configuration.

The Eurofighter Typhoon is the world’s most advanced new generation multi-role/swing-role combat aircraft available on the market. It represents the peak of British, German, Italian and Spanish collaborative technology in avionics, aerodynamics, materials, manufacturing techniques and engines. Eurofighter Typhoon is Europe’s largest military collaborative programme.

Eurofighter Typhoon is the only fighter to offer wide-ranging operational capabilities whilst at the same time delivering unparalleled fleet effectiveness.

Eurofighter Typhoon´s most outstanding features

  • Future-oriented modular avionic and digital flight control system
  • Super-cruising, multi-role, swing-role capabilities
  • Ultra-modern human-machine interface: LCD screens, Hands on Throttle and Stick (HOTAS) functionalities, the Helmet Mounted Display (HMD), and direct voice input
  • Advanced sensor data fusion and Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS)
  • AESA radar and sensitive Infra-Red Search and Tracking system (IRST)
  • Extensive weapons/stores inventory on 13 hard points
  • Stealth features and powerful engines
  • Automated and mission-tailored defensive aids for high survivability
  • Designed for continuous growth with low cost of ownership.

620 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft have been ordered by the four programme nations. Austria has booked and received 15 aircraft. Another 72 have been ordered by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and delivery began in June 2009.

The Kingdom of Oman was ordering 12 Eurofighter Typhoon in 2012 with delivery to start in 2017.

In September 2015 the State of Kuwait and Italy have signed a MoU for the supply of 28 Eurofighter Typhoon with deliveries to start from 2019.

The Kingdom of Qatar signed a contract  in December 2017 for 24 aircraft (20 single seater and 4 twin seater) with deliveries to start in late 2022.

Final assembly of the series production aircraft is in full swing in the four countries. Delivery to the five partner nations started in 2003.

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