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Eurofighter Typhoon

Discussion in 'Europe & Russia' started by 500, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Averageamerican

    Averageamerican Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    This should have appeared on the Rafale deal but have I been banned from that and the PAKFA, expect I will be saying farewell to youall soon.
     
  2. BMD

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    Germany doesn't spend enough on their military, full stop.
     
  3. Sancho

    Sancho Major Technical Analyst

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    Spending will increased to 2% of GDP as planned, but that doesn't change anything if the government limits the roles and operational capabilities of the forces. The government and the public has to change the view on military and conflicts, but with German past and fake wars like Iraq it's not that easy to change policy.
     
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    http://www.baesystems.com/en/articl...t-jet-and-hawk-advanced-jet-trainer-aircraft#

    Official roll-out for Omani Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet and Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft

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    The first Eurofighter Typhoon and Hawk advanced jet trainer aircraft for the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) have been formally presented to the customer in a ceremony held at BAE Systems’ Military Air & Information business in the UK.
    An invited audience of more than 100 delegates witnessed the event at BAE Systems’ site in Warton, Lancashire, including His Excellency Sayyid Badr bin Saud al Busaidi, the Sultanate of Oman’s Minister Responsible For Defence Affairs (MRDA) and the Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman, Air Vice-Marshal Mattar bin Ali bin Mattar Al Obaidani. The event was followed by a fly-past of a Royal Air Force of Oman Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft.

    Chris Boardman, Managing Director, BAE Systems Military Air & Information, said: “We are privileged and honoured to be able to celebrate the completion of the first Eurofighter Typhoon and Hawk aircraft in the presence of the Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs (Sultanate of Oman) and the Commander and representatives of the Royal Air Force of Oman. BAE Systems has a long and proud history of working in Oman, which has been built over more than half a century. Today’s event represents a further strengthening of that special relationship.

    “We believe that, in Eurofighter Typhoon and Hawk, Oman has added the most advanced combat jet and proven training aircraft available in the world to its military portfolio. We look forward to continuing to work in close partnership with Oman’s Ministry of Defence as deliveries of the first aircraft begin.”

    The Sultanate of Oman announced its decision to purchase 12 Eurofighter Typhoon and eight Hawk aircraft in December 2012. Deliveries of the first aircraft are due to begin later this year.

    Eurofighter Typhoon is the most advanced multi-role combat aircraft currently available on the world market and can be deployed in the full spectrum of air operations including air policing, peace support and high intensity conflict.

    Hawk is the lead-in fast jet trainer aircraft of choice for 18 international customers. A total of 1,020 Hawk aircraft have been sold or are on order around the globe.
     
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    Didn't know what thread to put this in but it is a weapon also being qualified for the Eurofighter as well as Storm Shadow by the Germans.

    PS: Hey, maybe if the target had popped flares the seeker would have got all confused and missed.:facepalm:

     
  6. Sancho

    Sancho Major Technical Analyst

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    Check out this manoeuvre at 1:55.

     
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    Sancho Major Technical Analyst

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    http://www.defensenews.com/articles/eurofighter-typhoon-to-get-better-weapons
     
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  10. Sancho

    Sancho Major Technical Analyst

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    [​IMG][​IMG]

    ASRAAM
    Brimstone
    Storm Shadow
    SPEAR on the common launcher
    METEOR
    LITENING
     
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    Sancho Major Technical Analyst

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    P3E mixed CAS config:
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    6 x Brimstone
    2 x Paveway IV
     
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    Note, common launcher with 2 x Paveway IV LGBs! Possible future configuration for CAS.
     
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    Austria to Retire Eurofighter Combat Jets
    Austria will buy a new fleet of 18 supersonic combat planes that could save it more than $2 billion

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    By
    Robert Wall
    July 7, 2017 6:27 a.m. ET

    LONDON—The Austrian government Friday said it would buy a new fleet of 18 supersonic combat planes and retire its controversial Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets in a move it says could save more than $2 billion.

    The move is the latest twist in a prolonged saga over the Eurofighter planes Airbus SE sold Austria over a decade ago. The deal has been mired in controversy amid fraud allegations. The Austrian government this year said Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enderswas among those being investigated as part of the corruption probe.

    Airbus has denied wrongdoing and said it was cooperating with authorities. It is one of several corruption probes Europe’s largest aerospace company is battling.

    Suspicions of corruption were raised as early as 2002, before the contract was completed, but remained unsubstantiated until 2006, when a parliamentary committee in Vienna identified suspect payments apparently related to the sale. At the time, it had little evidence of the rationale behind the payments and investigations continued.

    Austrian defense minister Hans Peter Doskozil on Friday said in a statement that “we need to get the escalating costs of the Eurofighter under control and minimize the enormous cost risks associated with it—in the interests of the taxpayer and also in relation to the other branches of the armed forces.”

    Austria had been evaluating its combat aircraft plans with the pending retirement of the more-than 40-year old Saab 105OE trainers also used for air surveillance.

    It had considered buying a replacement plane and upgrading the Eurofighter Typhoons to add combat capability. Austria has early versions of the plane that don’t sport many of the capabilities other air forces such as the U.K. and Germany have in more modern versions of the plane.

    But the government has determined buying a replacement plane for both the Saab and the Eurofighter would be €100 million ($114.2 million) to €2 billion cheaper depending on which new plane it buys. Those savings estimates are based on a total cost including operations to 2049 and reflect the higher upfront cost involved in buying a new plane. Austria said it would now move to a single-plane type and buy 18 new supersonic jets, 15 single-seat planes and three dual-seaters.

    Airbus said the decision was one for the Austrian government. It added only that “the Eurofighter works very well for all other customers.”

    The new plane would be introduced in Austria in the 2020 to 2023 timeframe, an Austrian Defense Ministry official said. The government said it would start talking to potential bidders. Potential bidders could include Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. , as well as Sweden’s Saab AB and France’s Dassault Aviation . A purchase decision isn’t expected before next year.

    The potential order adds to a growing list of competitions in Europe for new combat planes. Switzerland, Belgium and Finland are among other countries in the region considering buying new jet fighters.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/austria-to-retire-eurofighter-combat-jets-1499423266

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