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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
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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.