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Dubai Airshow 2017: Typhoon gearing for Tornado’s capabilities

13th November 2017 - 10:50 GMT | by Helen Haxell in Dubai

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The UK Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon fleet is poised for new capability upgrades as the aircraft are readied to take on the role currently performed by Tornado aircraft, which are due to retire in two year's time.

The sensor and mission system upgrades are part of the UK's Project Centurion. The project aims to deliver a transition of capability from Tornado to Typhoon for the RAF by the end of 2018.

Commander of the RAF's No 1 Group, AVM Gerry Mayhew, noted that in addition to the enhancements offered by Centurion, the fleet was set to benefit by the introduction

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Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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