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Operations

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BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR EUROFIGHTER FORCES

With more than 450 aircraft, the Eurofighter fleet is the backbone of European Air Power, securing the NATO territory from the Baltics to the Black Sea. And, throughout 2020 the air forces have continued to maintain mission readiness, with each taking part in a series of exercises. Check out some of the activity of the Italian, German and Spanish Air Force over the last 12 months.

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Airforces

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From Flying Suit to Business Suit: Paul Smith

With 23 years’ service in the Royal Air Force, accumulating over 3,000 flight hours on fast jets including Typhoon and Tornado F3, Paul Smith enjoyed a distinguished career in the air force.

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From Flying Suit to Business Suit: Marco Gumbrecht

Before joining Airbus in 2018, Marco Gumbrecht was a Staff Officer and fighter pilot with the German Air Force. One of the first operational Eurofighter Typhoon pilots, Marco was a graduate of the German Air Force Academy and the German Armed Forces Staff College.

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Typhoons take part in largest UK exercise in over a decade

Eurofighter Typhoons have taken part in what was the RAF’s largest exercise in the UK for over a decade.

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Press Release

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Eurofighter/NETMA sign Quadriga contract for new Eurofighter Typhoons

Eurofighter GmbH, and NETMA today signed the Quadriga contracts that will support the continued modernization of the German Air Force’s Eurofighter Typhoon fleet.

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Programmes

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From Flying Suit to Business Suit: Lt General Settimo Caputo

Lt. General (ret.) Settimo Caputo enjoyed an illustrious 45-year career in the Italian Air Force rising to Deputy Chief of Staff before retiring and joining Leonardo as a Senior Advisor for Marketing Strategic Campaigns in November last year. Known throughout the ITAF for his love of flying, General Caputo has almost 6,000 flying hours to his credit and was still flying just two days before leaving the Air Force. He has experienced flying more than 30 different fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, including Eurofighter.

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Capabilities

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A PERFECT VALENTINE’S

Warton, 14th February 2003, and Archie Neill is in Flight Ops preparing to take to the skies in BT001, the first UK Eurofighter Typhoon.

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Capabilities

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EUROFIGHTER SUBMITS PROPOSALS TO SPAIN

Eurofighter has submitted proposals for the replacement of the Spanish Air Force’s F-18s which are based on the Canary Islands.

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Operations

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SEEING RED

Some 80 aircraft – including 24 Eurofighters – took part in the world’s most important air combat training exercise: Red Flag. Learn how it all came together. Aircraft representing the air forces of more than 10 countries took part in the Red Flag combat training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, US, between 8 and 20 March.

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Operations

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UK & GERMANY JOIN FORCES FOR UNIQUE MISSION

In a unique exercise this summer, a Luftwaffe Eurofighter detachment joined a UK Royal Air Force detachment as part of a NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission in Lithuania.

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Programmes

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ISRAELI FIGHTERS LAND IN GERMANY FOR THE FIRST TIME

75 years after the liberation of the Auschwitz extermination camp, six Israeli F-16 aircraft landed at the Nörvenich air base southwest of Cologne. It was the first time Israeli fighters had ever touched down on German soil.

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Capabilities

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THE ULTIMATE TEST DRIVE

Power, speed and outrageous agility — the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft has it all. Those qualities are brought to the fore when each new aircraft rolls out from the factory floor and onto the runway for its first flight. For just over an hour each new Eurofighter aircraft is taken right to its limits in a way that very few ever experience. Here test pilot Nat Makepeace describes the ultimate test drive.

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Capabilities

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GERMAN AIR FORCE EUROFIGHTERS CONNECT WITH REMOTE CARRIERS

Interconnectivity between remote carriers and Eurofighter Typhoons has been successfully proven for the first time during a live exercise. 

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Capabilities

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E-Scan Takes Eurofighter Typhoon to New Horizons

Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH was recently awarded contracts for the development, supply and integration of the Mk1 E-Scan radar into 126 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft across the German and Spanish fleets. This has represented the largest order to-date for the next generation electronically scanned array radar, CAPTOR-E. David Hulme, Eurofighter Vice President for E-Scan, takes a look at the wider significance of this announcement and discusses the E-Scan programme.

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PARALLEL LINES

Finland and Switzerland are both running competitions for new combat aircraft. The next 12 months will be crucial as decision day looms. While both nations have very specific requirements, there are a number of similarities. Both are looking to replace ageing fleets of F-18s, share broadly similar timeframes, put a very strong emphasis on running a fair contest, and both represent an opportunity for future Eurofighter sales.

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