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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #46 on: December 10, 2017, 01:17:53 pm »
Qatar buys 24 Eurofighter Typhoon jets in £6bn deal

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42302767

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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #47 on: December 11, 2017, 06:35:18 pm »
Germany favors Eurofighter as it seeks to replace Tornado

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-defence/germany-favors-eurofighter-as-it-seeks-to-replace-tornado-idUSKBN1E52EK

The last month, the chief of the German air force indicated that he preferred Lockheed Martin’s F-35

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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #48 on: December 11, 2017, 11:18:52 pm »
Well it's what the UK have done in the first instance, but are they talking about new jets or spreading the fleet more thinly?

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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #49 on: December 12, 2017, 02:26:14 am »
Of course the Government would say that; buying Eurofighters backs Airbus, keeps the German Eurofighter line open and saves money.
Though I share mrmalaya's hunch that the Defence Ministry is probably thinking about retrofitting air-ground enhancements rather than buying more airframes (or a modest buy, certainly not 85 more).

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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #50 on: December 12, 2017, 03:36:08 am »
Also very hard for Airbus to push Typhoon in Belgium if Germany overlooks it in favour of the F35.

It actually makes a lot of sense regardless, although as others have said - the nuclear role appears to be an unresolved problem for Typhoon.

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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #51 on: December 13, 2017, 12:45:01 pm »
Eurofighter powers up Typhoon production for Kuwait

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Kuwait's future fleet of Typhoons remains on track for introduction from 2019, with the first major parts now in production by the Eurofighter partner companies.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/eurofighter-powers-up-typhoon-production-for-kuwait-444148/


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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #52 on: April 25, 2018, 05:15:11 am »
Airbus and Eurofighter are offering an upgraded Typhoon with increased thrust EJ200s and Euroradar Captor-E AESA radar to replace Germany's Tornados from 2025.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ila-eurofighter-to-upgrade-typhoon-engine-to-lift-s-448005/

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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #53 on: April 25, 2018, 06:13:20 am »
For this German version,  will there be sockets on the fuselage for future CFTs?
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But it might have the EuroFIRST PIRATE; it would be first for service jets of the German Air Force.  ???
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #54 on: April 25, 2018, 06:17:18 am »
Airbus and Eurofighter are offering an upgraded Typhoon with increased thrust EJ200s and Euroradar Captor-E AESA radar to replace Germany's Tornados from 2025.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ila-eurofighter-to-upgrade-typhoon-engine-to-lift-s-448005/

Is there going to be a competition? I know Airbus was threatening Germany the other day about going for the F-35 in the strike role.  Shouldn't the Typhoon be able to stand on its merits sans threats?   
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #55 on: April 25, 2018, 07:33:59 am »
Airbus were being fairly logical for a change, although it was only the flip side of the argument that Germany is undermining NATO if it doesn't go for the F35.

If the T3 is plumbed for CFTs, I can't imagine this T4 being anything other than CFT ready. The UK has been quiet on CFTs for Typhoon, but that is probably something that will become more tangeable once they are the only Storm Shadow carrier for the RAF.

Electronic attack was something the RAF were very keen on using the AESA for, so that would support with this article too.

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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #56 on: April 25, 2018, 08:16:05 am »
So its the radar/EW suite thats going to be retrofitted to the Tranche 2/3 aircraft anyway but with engines with reduced MTBO.

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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #57 on: April 25, 2018, 08:24:33 am »
Airbus were being fairly logical for a change, although it was only the flip side of the argument that Germany is undermining NATO if it doesn't go for the F35.

So, "no" to there being a competition?  I wonder why.
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #58 on: April 25, 2018, 08:55:29 am »
There are the political and economical dimensions of keeping an iron in the fire with fast jets.

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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #59 on: April 25, 2018, 09:50:05 am »
There are the political and economical dimensions of keeping an iron in the fire with fast jets.

You'd think they'd forgo this for at least, if not buying, then building their own next-gen jet.
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