Tag: Eurofighter Typhoon

Lockheed Martin launches new F-16 production line in Greenville
Since the F-16 Vipers are intended to replace Bulgarian Air Force's MiG-29s, they could be assigned to 3.IAB, based at Graf Ignatievo. Back in January 2019 Bulgaria’s parliament approved the government’s plan to start talks with the United States on buying eight new F-16 Vipers, to replace its aging Soviet-made MiG-29s and improve...
Bulgarian Air Force may switch to Typhoon or Gripen because of F-16V’s high price
“They must offer prices similar to that offered to other countries, for example, Slovakia,” Krasimir Karakachanov, Bulgarian Defense minister. In December 2018, the National Assembly gave the Bulgarian government a mandate to negotiate with Washington (USA) about the purchase of eight new Lockheed Martin F-16V Block 70s to replace the ageing MiG-29s of...
Canada to launch a new fighter competition again in May
Saab will compete with its JAS-39E Gripen. Lockheed Martin will again pitch its F-35 stealth fighter. Boeing is in line to offer the F/A-18 Super Hornet. Airbus Military plans to offer its Eurofighter Typhoon. Canadian government will be calling for a tender to buy new fighters by the end of next month.
The European allies have to build up their defence forces against a strengthening Russia. According to Reuters, Director, Joint Strike Fighter Program, Vice Admiral Mathias W. “Mat” Winter, told U.S. lawmakers that “future potential Foreign Military Sales customers for the F-35 include Singapore, Greece, Romania, Spain and Poland.” This consideration...
Airbus brings two RAF Typhoons to Payerne Air Base and aims to win competition for next Swiss Air Force Fighter
As Airbus spokesman told to The Aviation Geek Club, the jets were British because the RAF has Tranche 3 Typhoons, the newest configuration of the European multi-role fighter aircraft. Switzerland kicked off the fly competition for the five types of combat aircraft under consideration (Eurofighter Typhoon, the Boeing F-18 Super Hornet, the...
This RAF Tornado Navigator is the first Tonka crew member to fly 6000 hours in the type
To date Flight Lieutenant Chris Stradling is the only person from the nations who fly the Tornado – UK, Italy, Germany and Saudi Arabia, to break the 6000-hour mark A Royal Air Force (RAF) Tornado navigator from RAF Marham has become the first person in history to log over 6000 hours flying...
Dassault delivers first Rafale fighter to Qatar
The first Rafale delivery, on schedule, comes after the signature in May 2015 of the contract for the acquisition by the State of Qatar of 24 Rafale fighters On Feb. 6, 2019, a ceremony hosted by Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, was held in Merignac facility for the...
Boeing has started production of F-15QA
The rest of the 24 F-15QAs will be delivered every three months in batches of four aircraft Qatar says it will take delivery of the first six F-15QAs from Boeing by March 2021. Another six will be delivered three months later. According to Brigadier General Issa al-Mahannadi the rest of the 24 jets will be delivered every three months in batches...
After having purchased Rafale and F-15QA combat planes, Qatar Buys 24 Eurofighter Typhoons
RAF Typhoon fighters were scrambled on Oct. 31, 2018 as a precautionary measure against a potential incursion into UK area of interest by one or more unidentified aircraft The UK Ministry of Defence said that Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon fighters were scrambled on Oct. 31, 2018 to intercept Russian military aircraft which had flown near UK airspace. A spokesman said:...
Spanish Air Force Eurofighter accidentally fired AIM-120 AMRAAM over Estonia
Even if the AIM-120 has a built-in self-destruction mode, it is possible that it did not exploded and debris of the 3.7 meters long weapon crashed on the ground On Aug. 7, 2018 at 15:44 local time a Spanish Air Force Eurofighter flying over Pangodi during the incident, some 40 kilometers north of Tartu, in south Estonia accidentally fired a...

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