13/11/2017 13:48

2017: Round the clock operations for Eurofighter Typhoon

The Eurofighter Typhoon has clocked up more swing-role combat hours than any other new generation fighter in service today.

Throughout 2017 the Eurofighter Typhoon has been on round-the-clock operational demand and the fighter has now logged more than 10,000 swing-role combat flying hours.

In addition, it has been performing 24 / 7, carrying out NATO air policing duties and QRA activities for the Eurofighter nation air forces. The aircraft — the most advanced swing- role fighter available on the world market — has flown more than 900 combat missions for the Royal Air Force alone over Syria and Iraq.

And, as part of NATO Air Policing duties, Eurofighter Typhoon has also been deployed from the Baltics to the Black Sea, with recent Royal Air Force, Luftwaffe and Italian Air Force deployments including Romania, Estonia and Bulgaria respectively.

Raffael Klaschka, head of marketing for Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH, said: Whether it is providing Close Air Support or Air Superiority missions, Eurofighter Typhoon is a trusted and effective asset against any hostile — on the ground or in the air.

Eight customers (Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Austria, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait) have already ordered the Eurofighter Typhoon. With 599 aircraft ordered, Eurofighter Typhoon is currently the largest and most successful military procurement programme in Europe. The aircraft is subject to an extensive continuous upgrade programme ensuring it can meet the threats of today and the future.