In accordance with operations over Libya in support of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1973, a Royal Air Force pilot describes his mission in the first operational Typhoon aircraft to strike a ground target on the 12th April.
Eurofighter swing-role combat debut - Eurofighter Typhoon began combat missions in Libya on 21st March 2011 as part of operation Odyssey Dawn decided by the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1970 & 1973.
At Aero India 2011, after a long flight that saw two Italian Air Force Eurofighters reach their destination at Yelahanka AB, near Bangalore with 4 stops in Greece, Jordan, Qatar and North India, the Italian Air Force team enjoyed a great success with 100% availability and zero defects as proudly shown in the picture.
Warton, United Kingdom - The first ever release of a Paveway IV precision guided bomb from a Typhoon aircraft, using the avionics system to safely release the weapon, has been achieved in an hour long test flight over the Aberporth Range in Wales. The integration of Paveway IV demonstrates a commitment to enhance and upgrade Typhoon’s capabilities in its ground attack role and forms part of the Typhoon Future Capability Upgrade.
With the future of the Scottish RAF bases hanging in the balance due to further UK MoD cost saving measures, air force base RAF Leuchars has made a move to emphasise its importance as a strategic asset when they kicked off Quick Reaction Alert duty for the Typhoon fleet recently.