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Eurofighter Technical Guide 2013

Eurofighter Technical Guide 2013

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Eurofighter Technical Guide 2013
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Technical Guide
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CONTENTS
1INTRODUCTION052GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS09Dimensions|Mass|Design Characteristics|Performance Characteristics| Materials|Performance3OPERATIONAL CAPABILITIES15Multi-Role and Swing-Role|Air Superiority|Beyond Visual Range (BVR)|Within Visual Range (WVR)| One Aircraft Any Mission|Unmatched Capability|Fleet Effectiveness|Continuous Enhancements4AVIONICS AND SENSORS27Sensor Fusion|Individual Sensors|Navigation Features|Cockpit5MAIN AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS39The Engine| Flight Control System|Utilities Control System|Other Systems6INTEGRATED LOGISTICS SUPPORT47Key Aspects7FACTS & FIGURES518ORGANISATION AND STRUCTURE539GLOSSARY55
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1 INTRODUCTION
Eurofighter Typhoon is a highly agile Air Superiority and Air-to-Surface, multi-role/swing-role weapon system. In full operation with six nations – Germany, Italy, Spain, theUnited Kingdom, Austria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia –Eurofighter Typhoon is the most capable modern combataircraft available on the global market. Austria became thefirst export customer in 2003. Deliveries to the Kingdom ofSaudi Arabia started in 2009. A new contract with theSultanate of Oman as the third export customer was signedin December 2012.The collective military requirements of the four PartnerNations are the foundation of the Eurofighter Typhoonweapon system. This provides a comprehensive and flexiblecapability that will meet the demands of many nations overthe next half century. Each aspect of the EurofighterTyphoon is designed to provide a balanced contribution tothe overall effectiveness of the weapon system:Passive sensors, low radar signature, and supercruisecapability for low detectability Integrated sensors and data fusion, for pilot situationawareness and low cockpit workload High supersonic performance for superior BeyondVisual Range (BVR) combat capability Carefree agility, Advanced Short-Range Air-to-AirMissile (ASRAAM and IRIS-T) and Helmet MountedDisplay (HMD) for excellent Within Visual Range (WVR)combat capability Dedicated radar and FLIR modes for air space policingExtensive weapons/stores inventory which includeseffective long and short-range weapons for successfulAir-to-Surface operations Automated and mission-tailored defensive aids for highsurvivability Designed for growth Low cost of ownership
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