Austrian Air Force successfully reaches 1,500 flying hours

The Eurofighter Typhoons in service with the Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte, Austria’s Joint Armed Forces Command have successfully reached the 1,500 flying hours milestone.

This success came to prove the important role the aircraft plays in the air policing task within the Austria's defence system. In 33 Priority ‘A’ missions, the Austrian Air Force have repeatedly safeguarded the Austrian Air Space whilst 240 Priority ‘B’ operations were accomplished to ensure constant air surveillance. With the Eurofighter Typhoon as the best and most effective defence system available, the Austrian Armed Forces are capable of providing active Air Security 24 hours a day, seven days a week for many years to come. The recent task for the Austrian Eurofighter Typhoons to defend the air space above the World Economic Forum in Davos as well as the deployment during the Euro 2008 football championship in Austria and Switzerland, demonstrated perfectly the interoperability of their Alpine Air defence system.

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