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Eurofighter 2020

Eurofighter 2020

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Description of future upgrades of EFT Typhoon
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PROGRAMME NEWS & FEATURES 2/2011
THE EVOLUTION - EUROFIGHTER 2020
THE REVOLUTION - A REAL5TH GENERATION FIGHTER
MORE AIR-TO-GROUNDCAPABILITIES
 
collaboration between air forces and industry.They have created an efficient and effectivelogistic support system with a definite trend towards the reductions in operating costs.This is a key element that could turn out to bedecisive in our efforts to assure export contracts for the Eurofighter.The “urban myths” describing the Typhoon asan expensive aircraft in both procurement and operating costs, are easily challenged when you have such tangible evidence to thecontrary. In recent months we have noticed that many of our competitors have had toadmit that their costs are well over those of the Typhoon, including those aircraft offering lower performance levels. India, Japan, the Gulf and Central Europeremain the key elements of our marketing strategy, but we watch closely new, possibletargets coming from changing political conditions, such as Canada and Denmark,which might well turn out to be very interest- ing once we consider that, by definition, theTyphoon is a perfect “Arctic fighter”: twin- engined to assure a wide operational safety margin; long range; high speed and altitude;long-range radar; long-range missiles; already tested in coldest weather conditions; perfect interoperability with a ground command and control system; plus a proven multi-rolecapability in combat. In the coming months we will know whether the investment in presenting the Eurofighter to markets with solid proposals will lead toreal success. In the meantime, we can record a renewed commitment by the governmentsof the four partner countries to support theexport of the Typhoon, which is a fundamen- tal aspect of our business. In fact the saying “without political support, it is impossible tosell a fighter” remains valid. Enjoy this Issue
Enzo Casolini
CEO Eurofighter GmbH Welcome to a new edition of Eurofighter World that comes to you during an impor- tant time in the Eurofighter programme. After starting the year surpassing 100,000 flying hours, Eurofighter Typhoons begancombat missions in Libya on 21st March 2011as part of operation Odyssey Dawn. Operating in a combat mission for the first time,Typhoons from the RAF have been deployed to Gioia del Colle in Southern Italy, and havebeen working alongside the Italian Typhoonsdeployed to Trapani, in Sicily. Our fleet of Typhoons have been patrolling the skiesabove Libya to enforce the no-fly zone and have been active in multi-role missions,successfully using Paveway II guided bombsagainst Libyan forces. The recent news that  Eurofighter Typhoon has been shortlisted along with Rafale in the Indian MMRCAcompetition is great news for the programmeand confirmation that our aircraft is excep- tional in many ways, but particularly in termsof technical capabilities. We look forward toworking with the Indian Ministry of Defenceas they progress through the procurement  process. Perfectly interoperable with other Nation’s air  force assets, the operations in Libya have proven once more what we already knew: Eurofighter Typhoon is a mature platformwith exceptional levels of performance and multi-role capabilities. Above all, this missionhas shown that the aircraft is capable of being quickly deployed, guaranteeing opera- tional readiness wherever and whenever needed. With proven high levels of efficiency and with a sustained rate of missions, Eurofighter is proving yet again that it is theultimate choice in air-to-air as well as air-to-  ground missions. Highly efficient when deployed overseas aswell as when operating from home bases, theTyphoons are delivering better operational availability rates than any other aircraft withinthe customer nations’ air forces. Primarily this shows us the exceptional achievements of 
Enzo Casolini
CEO Eurofighter GmbH
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03EDITORIAL FROM ENZO CASOLINI, CEO EUROFIGHTER GMBH04EUROFIGHTER NEWS08EVOLUTION – TYPHOON 202010REVOLUTION – THE REAL 5TH GENERATION FIGHTER14THE TYPHOON STAYS IN THE RACE FOR THE NEW INDIAN FIGHTER17MORE AIR-TO-GROUND CAPABILITIES18TYPHOON QUICK REACTION ALERT20SMOKE IN THE AIR23THE PERFECT FIT
Eurofighter World is published by
Eurofighter GmbH, PR & CommunicationsAm Söldnermoos 17, 85399 HallbergmoosTel: +49 (0) 811-80 1587communications@eurofighter.com
Editorial Team
Marco Valerio BonelliKathryn HolmMartina SchmidmeirAxel Haeger-Carrion
Contributers
Laurie Hilditch, EurofighterLars Joergensen, EurofighterRob Wells, EurofighterBAE SystemsAlenia Aeronautica Jamie Plummer
Photography
Eurofighter GmbHEurofighter Partner CompaniesGeoffrey Lee, PlanefocusKlaus DürrbeckItalian Air ForceGerman Air ForceRoyal Air Force
Design & Production
images.art.design. Werbeagentur GmbHwww.iad-design.de
Printed by
ESTA Druck GmbHwww.esta-druck.de
Eurofighter World on the Internet
www.eurofighter.comFollow us on:If you would like to request additional copies ofEurofighter World, please contact thePR & Communications Department at Eurofighter GmbHcommunications@eurofighter.com June 2011
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Title:Major Beltrame, Italian Air Force,climb his Typhoon after taking off atAero India 2011Photography:Aeronautica Militare – RSV
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A RIGHT ROYAL AFFAIR
THE BEST OF BRITISH
At around 1330hrs on Friday 29th April 2011,a flypast took place in the skies over BuckinghamPalace to celebrate the marriage of HRH PrinceWilliam to Catherine Middleton. This historic flightconsisted of a Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane jets from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight,which was then followed 30 seconds later by twoRAF Typhoons and two Tornado GR4s in box for-mation. The aircraft passed over the wedding par-ty, who were gathered on the balcony of the palace.The Typhoon roared past the happy couple whocould be seen gazing up into the skies along withthousands of visitors who stood outside the gatesof the palace waiting for a glimpse of the new Dukeand Duchess of Cambridge. Just as William andCatherine will define the future of the BritishMonarchy in the coming decades, EurofighterTyphoon will define the future of British Air Power.A fitting example of the best of British.
Eurofighter Typhoonparticipated in the 10thedition of the International DefenceExhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2011 inFebruary, the largest defence and securityevent in the Middle East and North Africanregion. The show took place from Sunday20th to Thursday 24th, at the Abu DhabiNational Exhibition Centre, in the UnitedArab Emirates.Eurofighter displayed a selection from thefull range of capabilities of the Typhoon atthe show, including: The Active Electroni-cally Scanned Array (AESA) radar that of-fers a next generation array with the addi-tion of an innovative re-positioner to broad-en the field of regard to +/- 100°, the mostadvanced Helmet Mounted SymbologySystem (HMSS) thatforms a key component of Eurofighter Typhoon’s weapon system,the Meteor missile, considered the “gamechanger” in terms of kill probability thanksto its dynamic performances, speed andrange and the Thrust Vectoring Nozzle forthe Eurojet EJ200 engines.Already in service with the Royal Saudi AirForce, the Typhoon is considered the perfect“desert eagle”. The aircraft already demon-strates its full capabilities in the hot andhumid climate of the Gulf region. Thanks toits exceptional thrust-to-weight ratio, theTyphoon suffers less than other fighters in
ULTIMATE AIR POWER ON DISPLAY AT IDEX 2011 IN ABU DHABI
IDEX
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challenging environments andis able to fully exploit itspayload capability and rangeperformances. Totally interoperablewith current as well as predicted Gulf andallied Air Force assets, the Typhoon is theideal coalition fighter to offer deterrence tothe Gulf States today and in the future.
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Mission “DAEDALUS 11” which beganon the 26th January 2011 and ran until the30th, demanded intensive air surveillanceand security for the 41st World EconomicForum in Davos, Switzerland. For this im-portant mission the Austrian Eurofighterswere again called upon to protect the skiesduring a high-profile event.Around 2,500 participants attended the Fo-rum, amongst them were high rankingpoliticians from all over the world as well asinternational economic experts. Austria’sTyphoons scrambled from their Air Base inZeltweg, Styria to provide air superiority inthe area over Tyrol and Vorarlberg, regionsthat are on the border to Switzerland andclose to Davos. The Austrian pilots involvedin “DAEDALUS 11” were ready to intercept,escort or force to land any unauthorised air-craft trying to enter the protected air spaceduring the event.The Austrian Air Force have been in greatdemand in the past for air surveillance mis-sions in the surrounding areas – rangingfrom protecting the skies above the Euro-pean Football Championships in 2008 inAustria and Switzerland to air policing overNATO’s Defence Ministers meeting inBratislava, Slovakia in 2009.provided the opportunity to train CAS anddogfight scenarios with the Italian Typhoonsin different environments.The Danes were excited about the oppor-tunity to fly against the Eurofighter Typhoon,which they acknowledge has superior per-formance and engine power when comparedto their updated F-16.
NEW EUROFIGHTER SCREENSAVERLAUNCHED
With a new year comes a new Eurofighterscreensaver and 2011 is no exception. De-signed to highlight the international natureof the Typhoon programme, this latestscreensaver will keep you occupied forhours when you really should be working.With 16 units located across the globe fromthe east coast of Scotland to the FalklandIslands in the South Atlantic, this year’sscreensaver is an interactive map thatshows you the latest breathtaking imagesfrom the Eurofighter Typhoon, taken atlocations around the globe. Take a look foryourself and download the latest screensaverfrom our website:http://www.eurofighter.com/eurofighter-world/screensaver.html
THE 2011 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITIONHOTS UP
Following the launch of the EurofighterTyphoon Amateur Photography Competitionin the last edition of Eurofighter World, wehave been inundated with some fantasticphotos – but there is still plenty of time tosubmit your entry! The competition runsuntil the end of August 2011 and the winnerwill see their photo included in the 2012Eurofighter Calendar. Get your entry in nowfor your chance of winning. Terms and Con-ditions can be found on our website in theEurofighter World pages under ”photo com-petition”. Good luck!
EUROFIGHTER OPERATIONAL WITHTOM CLANCY: H.A.W.X. 2 RELEASED
Tactical manoeuvres, precise weaponryand allied support - all can be experiencedin Ubisoft’s new flight combat gameH.A.W.X. 2, recently released for PC andconsoles. One of the highlights in the gameis the Eurofighter Typhoon. The name TomClancy stands out in the world of gaming torepresent espionage, special tactical opera-tions and war games. With the launch of H.A.W.X. 2, the second edition of the game,Typhoon is back in the air again in what is asignificantly improved version of the game.The Typhoon, which can be flown on severaldifferent missions in the game, was rankedas one of the favourites among the 31 differ-ent aircraft models.It seems like Ubisoft have made some im-provements to this latest version, taken thecriticism of the players to heart and tweakedsome of the errors made with the previousgame. One of the major concerns had beenthe scenarios in which the players foundthemselves in. For one, flight simulationfans complained that each mission startedand ended in mid air and the player did nothave the choice to land or take-off.
TWO AUSTRIAN EUROFIGHTER JETSESCORT TURKISH PRESIDENT'S AIRPLANE
During a recent state visit to Austriathe airplane of the President of the Republicof Turkey, Abdullah Gül was escorted by twoAustrian Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon jetsas soon as it entered in the Austrian airspace.You can find pictures and a video taken dur-ing the mission on our website.
 
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EUROFIGHTER NEWS
IPA4 EUROFIGHTER LOGS500 FLIGHT HOURS
The first Spanish single-seat instru-mented production aircraft (IPA) pioneersthe most advanced technology within theEurofighter programme.The first single-seat instrumented pro-duction Eurofighter (IPA4) has completed500 hours of flight at the Cassidian Spainfacility at Getafe, near Madrid. This aircraftpioneers the most advanced technologywithin the Eurofighter programme foracceptance and subsequent entry into ser- vice with the national air forces, followinga functional upgrade from the originalTranche 1 standard to the more modernTranche 2. This may serve as a model forthe possible upgrade of the Tranche 1 fleetscurrently in service with the nations, andsubstantially increases the aircraft’s capa-bilities.Test plans include the in-flight verifica-tion of the communication functionalitiesand the MIDS data link system which ex-changesinformation with other parts of thecombat scenario network as well as integra-tion trials and the launching of air to sur-face weapons.
EUROFIGHTER DEBUT AT IDET INCZECH REPUBLIC
At IDET 2011, the International Exhibi-tion of Defence and Security Technologiesheld in Brno from the 10th-13th May in theCzech Republic, Eurofighter had a signifi-cant presence. The team hosted many visi-tors ranging from government and militaryofficials to journalists, aviation enthusiastsof every age, students and families. TheEurofighter stand at the show included thelatest Helmet Mounted Symbology System(HMSS), the world’s most advanced helmetfor fighter pilots and a scale model of theTyphoon. On 11th May, Eurofighter GmbH’sBusiness Development Manager Massimil-iano Marchisio and Eurojet’s Vice PresidentSales Paul Herrmann were pleased to wel-come General Jiri Verner Commander of theCzech Air Force and Col. Petr Lanci, Chief of Caslav Air Base who were given a guidedtour of the stand. On the same day, Jiri Sedivythe Deputy Minister of Defence for the CzechRepublic and the Chief of General Staff of the Czech Army Vlastimil Picek came to visit Eurofighter Typhoon. During their visit,the Czech Republic “White Paper on Defenceand Security commission” which recom-mended to keep the supersonic capability of the Czech Air Force was discussed. All“White Paper” issues were made public dur-ing a dedicated press conference held on10th of May at IDET. Now the final decisionon the future of the supersonic fleet is in theCzechparliament and will be deliberatedsoon. The Eurofighter stand became themost popular place to be during the showwhen 11 Czech contenders for an Interna-tional BeautyPageant “Princess of the World2011” stoppedby to have their picturestaken with the Eurofighter scale model.
EXERCISE “WINTER HIDE”:ITALIAN 4° STORMO HOSTED THE ROYALDANISH AIR FORCE
Eurofighter Typhoon’s from the 4° Stor-mo in Grosseto, Italy hosted the Royal Dan-ish Air Force in a joint exercise at Grosseto,in February.The joint exercise known as “Winter Hide2011” saw the Royal Danish Air Forceemerge out of hibernation with a team of eight F-16 operational fighters, three reserveplanes, maintenance equipment, aircraft en-gineers, technicians of all kinds, pilots andforward air controllers, totalling some 100people, to spend four weeks in Italy to enjoybetter weather and exchange knowledge andexperiences with their Italian colleagues.The Danish F-16s operated in three slotmissions a day to train in close air support(CAS) and air-to-air scenarios. With exercis-es taking place both day and night, the air-craft involved totalled in excess of 600 fly-ing hours. In addition, the US Air ForceF-15E jets of 494 FS that were deployed toDecimomannu, Sardinia, also joined theexercise.The Royal Danish Air Force benefitedfrom the stable weather conditions of Tus-cany as well as from Grosseto’s locationclose to the sea and mountains, which
AUSTRIA’S EUROFIGHTER FLEET PLAYS KEYROLE IN
MISSION “DAEDALUS 11”
From left to right: Col. Petr Lanci, General Jiri Verner,Massimiliano Marchisio (EF), Paul Herrmann (Eurojet)

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