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Paris Air Show: Eurofighter launches long-term capability drive

19th June 2019 - 12:41 GMT | by Tim Martin in Paris


The Eurofighter Typhoon programme is set for a series of comprehensive capability improvements including superior EW systems, engine thrust growth and mission system sophistication, following the signing of long-term evolution study contracts agreed by a trio of agencies including holding company Eurofighter GmbH.

Valued at $54 million, the contracts specifically cover a 19-month assessment for a number of aircraft changes and nine months for engine adaptations, with the entire project looked upon as a rolling one that will maintain operational readiness and add to the platform’s competitive edge for several decades.

Alongside thrust growth, range, persistence and longer component life

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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