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Messaggio da richelieu » 28 marzo 2016, 20:38

I Tifoni del 4° Stormo sempre all' erta .....

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Messaggio da giragyro » 28 marzo 2016, 21:57

chissà che " fatica " per i due piloti del Typhoon riuscire a rimanere vicini al monomotore . a 120/125 nodi come fanno a stargli nei pressi ?
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Questo articolo ..... "Italian Typhoons show versatility during Red Flag debut" ..... si concludeva con la seguente nota .....
Flight International will publish a full report on the Italian Typhoon participation in its 5-11 April issue.
Hanno mantenuto la parola ..... "ANALYSIS: Italy's swing-role Typhoons fly high at Red Flag" .....
ANALYSIS: Italy's swing-role Typhoons fly high at Red Flag .....

By: Craig Hoyle - Las Vegas (04 April, 2016)

In early February, an Italian air force test pilot made history by becoming the first aviator to cross the Atlantic at the controls of a Lockheed Martin F-35.
Identified by the service as Maj Gianmarco, he delivered the service’s first of the fifth-generation type – built at a national final assembly and checkout facility inside Cameri air base – to NAS Patuxent River in Maryland.
The Lightning II is now undergoing electromagnetic testing, after which it will support Italian pilot training at Luke AFB in Arizona.
Given the significance of the deployment, little attention was paid to the pair of two-seat Eurofighters that accompanied aircraft AL-1 on its momentous journey, along with a Boeing KC-767A tanker.
But one of these was in fact also on its way to making a highly significant debut in the USA.
A little more than two weeks after touching down at Pease AFB in New Hampshire, one of the Typhoons – tail number MM55130 – joined up with a further seven of the type, which had followed it across the Atlantic to participate in a US-hosted exercise for the first time.
Representing the toughest test so far for the Italian air force’s main air-defence asset, the Red Flag 16-2 maneouvres were conducted from the US Air Force’s Nellis AFB in Nevada between 29 February and 11 March.
Sized at 190 personnel, the Italian commitment was intended to operate as a small wing, with a squadron commander overseeing 24 deployed pilots.
It was also comprised of a maintenance group, along with other functions such as administration and flight safety personnel.
“We wanted to make sure that we are an autonomous wing,” detachment commander Col Marco Bertoli says of the structure.
To draw the most benefit from the deployment, pilots were selected from across the nation’s Typhoon force.
This includes its 36th Wing, based at Gioia del Colle, the 4th Wing at Grosseto – from where the aircraft started their journey – and the 37th Wing at Trapani.
“This is an opportunity for great training, and to be ready for future operations,” Bertoli said during a media day on 8 March.
“That’s why we’re here: to train our pilots.”
“This is one of the best combat training environments we can find in the world,” he adds.
For around 40% of the Italian pilots, this was their first opportunity to take part in a major exercise since transitioning to the Typhoon’s cockpit and achieving combat-ready status.
This process involved undergoing initial fighter fundamentals training at Lecce air base, receiving instruction at the operational conversion unit level at Grosseto, and then spending at least nine months with a frontline unit.
Others involved in Red Flag 16-2 were more experienced, for example having conducted NATO air policing duties over the Baltic states for an extended period last year.
The aircraft sent to the exercise included five Tranche 1 production examples, plus three in the Eurofighter’s latest P1EB software standard.
This introduces a full “swing-role” mission capability, enabling a pilot to conduct air-to-air to air-to-surface tasks during a single sortie.
To illustrate this advance, the P1EB-configured aircraft were each flown carrying a pair of inert GBU-16 Paveway II 226kg (500lb) laser-guided bombs and a Rafael Litening III targeting pod.
Its pilots were also using the Typhoon’s advanced helmet-mounted display, which allows for weapon targeting using the Diehl Defence IRIS-T short-range air-to-air missile, and also projects the position of all other Link 16 datalink-equipped aircraft on their visor.
“It gives you a really great enhancement, as far as weaponeering and spatial awareness of the battlefield area,” Bertoli says.
While they were involved first and foremost as air superiority assets, the Typhoons’ participation also involved releasing air-to-surface stores against targets in the Nevada Test and Training Range.
Described by the USAF as “the largest contiguous air and ground space available for peacetime military operations in the free world”, this contains around 1,200 targets and covers 12,000nm2: 40% of which has airspace closed to overflight by civilian traffic.
During the exercise, the Italian contingent provided two waves of six aircraft each per day, or of six and four, depending on the air tasking order for the activity – during which up to 80 aircraft would be airborne at the same time.
Also acting on the “Blue Air” side, the USAF’s contribution involved multiple combat types, including Boeing F-15Es, Lockheed F-16s and two of the service’s three strategic bomber types: the Boeing B-1B and B-52.
Supporting assets included Boeing E-3G airborne warning and control system aircraft, KC-135 tankers and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reapers, which were piloted remotely from nearby Creech AFB.
Joining Italy as an international participant was the Turkish air force, which deployed six F-16s and two KC-135Rs.
Opposing, “Red Air” types included F-15s and F-16s flown by Nellis-based aggressor squadrons, plus large detachments of Northrop T-38C Talon trainers and Douglas A-4 Skyhawks; the latter provided by private company Draken International.
These were supported by ground-based systems.
“From a Red force perspective, they have an integrated air defence system which is progressively degraded, depending on the results of the attack package, so it’s a very realistic scenario,” Bertoli says.
“What we want to do is integrate a large force all together and be able to operate – because if we can do this in training right now, then when we go to future operations we are going to have 60% of the work already done.
Understanding each other and learning from each other is the key point of this exercise,” he adds.
“If we want to make sure that our crews are ready to perform in any combat scenario, we need to be sure that they are able to perform the same mission during day and night.
“It’s pretty demanding for the pilots,” Bertoli says of participation in a major exercise.
Mission planning was conducted the day before a sortie, and then all pilots attended a mass brief on the morning of the event.
“Everything is over pretty much 12h later,” he notes.
After landing, Typhoon pilots would assess mission tapes and conduct validation of any air-to-air and air-to-ground shots made, before attending a mass debrief, led by the USAF’s Red Flag staff.
“Then the flight leader and all the pilots get together to do the final debrief with the mission commander, in which we highlight all the lessons identified, the TTPs [tactics, techniques and procedures] we used,” Bertoli says.
“That is the really great learning experience: getting together the pilots after the mission and seeing what was good, what was wrong, what sort of integration we missed.”
“From an air-to-air point of view the aircraft is performing very well, and the pilots are performing well also. We are learning a lot, and seeing a great integration,” he says, adding: “we demonstrated the same level of proficiency in the Baltics.”
Deploying the Typhoons to the USA required the support of two of the service’s KC-767s, which accompanied formations of four and three aircraft, respectively.
Also making the trip were two Lockheed C-130Js configured for an oceanic search and rescue role, and another carrying technicians and spare parts to support any possible diversion.
After leaving Grosseto, the aircraft were flown to Lajes Field in the Azores, and then on to Pease AFB, before completing their journey to Nellis.
Bertoli notes that despite the distance and complexity involved, the first Eurofighter touched down in Nevada at the pre-determined arrival time on 22 February.
“They came here with no problem. It means that the Eurofighter has a high degree of efficiency,” he says.
During the type’s most recent period of Baltic Air Policing duty for NATO, Italian aircraft performed more than 40 “Alpha” scrambles during an eight-month period, while operating from Šiauliai air base in Lithuania.
“We had 100% mission success,” says Bertoli, who was also involved in the mission.
“Every time the scramble went off, two Eurofighters took off within the time the CAOC [combined air operations centre] gave us. This means the aircraft is a really great air-to-air platform.”
“We were the first NATO nation to do the full round of interim air policing,” he notes.
“Every day we protect the airspace of Slovenia and Albania, we were in Iceland in 2013 and have done the Baltics.”
The service is planning to do another round of Baltic Air Policing duty, and to make another deployment for NATO to Iceland.
Experience gained during that operation, and also through a previous NATO detachment to provide air defence cover from Iceland informed the volume of spare parts taken to Nellis, which included taking replacement engines.
Describing the deployed logistics footprint as “balanced, through our experience of the Baltics”, Bertoli adds: “we are pretty confident in its reliability.”
The carriage and release of GBU-16 training weapons was the subject of significant interest during media discussion, but Bertoli is quick to distance the activity from any operational imperative for Italy.
The nation’s air force would only consider using this air-to-surface functionality “in very specific scenarios”, he says, and describes the “swing-role” demonstration as being intended to support industry’s efforts to export the type.
“Each nation has a certain area through which it promotes the export of the fighter. In order to be 100% sure of what we are proposing to the customer, we want to test the system, and make sure that everything is working fine,” he notes.
Italy is heading a Eurofighter campaign to supply the type to Kuwait – which last year selected it for a 28-aircraft requirement, but has yet to sign a contract.
Although the Typhoon is now also being used routinely as a ground-attack asset by the UK Royal Air Force and Saudi Arabia, Bertoli says its primary role remains of greatest importance to Rome.
“Eurofighter will be the backbone of the Italian air force’s air defence for the future years,” he notes, adding: “we are going to use it for homeland defence, developing it with new weapon systems.”
Italian jets currently carry IRIS-T and longer-range Raytheon AIM-120 AMRAAMs.
The nation is, however, among six European partners who will field MBDA’s beyond-visual-range Meteor from later this decade, also including fellow Eurofighter operators Germany, Spain and the UK.
The Italian air force already operates its AMX and Panavia Tornado IDS strike aircraft in the close air support (CAS) and ground-attack roles, and from later this decade will also begin introducing the conventional take-off and landing F-35A to frontline use.
“We have the AMX. We used that in an extended way in Afghanistan, and it proved to be a very good platform, and Tornado as well can do CAS,” Bertoli says.
“Right now we are set as the Italian air force, because we have two assets capable of doing that, along with our [unarmed General Atomics] Predators.”
Referring to the Typhoon’s swing-role application, he notes: “We are developing it for a very low-threat environment, unique mission.”
Italy will also integrate the 454kg GBU-48 precision-guided bomb for use with its Typhoons, but has yet to decide on whether to add MBDA’s Storm Shadow cruise missile.
Italian company Alenia Aermacchi is the lead partner for weapons integration on the platform.
The Italian air force has an active fleet of 62 single-seat Eurofighters and 12 two-seat trainers, the earliest of which are 13 years old, according to Flightglobal’s Fleets Analyzer database.
This also shows the service as having another 21 of the type on order.
The Eurofighter consortium has now delivered more than 470 aircraft, from combined multinational orders for 571.
Also flown by the air forces of Austria and Saudi Arabia, this operational fleet has so far accumulated more than 330,000 flight hours.
UK partner BAE Systems in February began the final assembly of the first example for Oman.
Bertoli says that lessons identified during the US exercise will be shared soon during a Eurofighter user group made up of the four European partner nations.
The UK is also likely to discuss its involvement during Red Flag 16-1 earlier this year.
“That’s the way we can integrate the Eurofighter force in Europe,” he says of the information-sharing initiative.
A first meeting was held last year, which included bringing together instructor pilots from each of the partner air forces.
“We ended up with a standard operating procedure for the Eurofighter community, so right now we are able for UK, Italian, Spanish and German jets to fly together in a standard manner. This is a great achievement, thinking about where we started up in 2004,” Bertoli says.
“The plan is to integrate pilots and also technicians in the same way, so that we’ll also be able to do pooling and sharing from a ground support point of view: being able to operate as a single force.”
During the exercise, Italian aircraft performed 115 sorties, totalling 180 fight hours.
“To bring 190 people and eight jets 6,000 miles and be able to operate is a challenge,” Bertoli says.
“We did that in a timely, efficient manner, and we are pretty proud of that.”

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Dopo la conferma dell' ordine da parte del Kuwait ..... si attende l' inizio dei collaudi del nuovo radar AESA Captor-E .....
With a deal for 28 Eurofighter Typhoons announced this week, Kuwait has also become the launch customer for the combat aircraft's new active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar.
Industrial lead Finmeccanica, working as part of the Euroradar consortium, says development is well under way, although the flight-test campaign is yet to begin.
While the Eurofighter partner nations – Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK – in 2014 signed a contract supporting the development and integration of the Captor-E AESA radar, Finmeccanica says there is no order in place, making Kuwait the sole confirmed customer.
Fonte ..... "Typhoon Captor-E awaits flight testing as Kuwait confirmed as launch customer" .....
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IFF ..... alla rovescia .....
Italian air force Eurofighter Typhoons have been used to demonstrate to NATO the ability to detect friendly ground forces using a modified air-to-air identification friend-or-foe (IFF) system.
A NATO-observed trial took place over Pratica di Mare air base, near Rome, during which Finmeccanica’s Mode 5 reverse-IFF system was integrated on board Tranche 1 aircraft.
It simulated interrogating Italian army vehicles for friendly signal emissions which, once verified, ensured the fighter held off from firing at allied forces.
IFF systems are typically used to verify the threat from other aircraft by sending out an interrogation signal and requesting the pilot respond.
The reversed system interrogates ground forces, and is named as such because it uses the transponder usually employed to reply to interrogations to scan the ground for threats.
Fonte ..... "Italian Typhoons demonstrate air-to-ground IFF capability" .....

Finmeccanica ..... "Finmeccanica dimostra la nuova capacità di identificazione a terra del sistema Mode 5 Reverse-IFF a bordo dei Typhoon italiani" .....
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Anche un missile turco per i Tifoni (e non solo per quelli) .....
Se ne sentiva proprio la mancanza ..... :mrgreen:
Roketsan and Airbus Defence & Space’s feasibility study into the potential integration of the former’s Stand-Off Missile (SOM) onboard the Eurofighter Typhoon is some six months from completion, the manufacturer says.
A memorandum of understanding covering collaboration between the two companies was signed at the ILA show in Berlin in 2014, and the Turkish weapons developer says that the assessment of the cruise missile on the fighter is nearing completion.
Fonte ..... "ILA: Typhoon SOM study nears completion" .....

Inoltre ..... "Lockheed Martin and Roketsan to Develop Mid-Range Cruise Missile for the F-35" .....
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Phase 2 capability enhancement (P2E) ..... nuovi passi avanti ..... 'for UK' ..... :mrgreen:
The UK’s Project Centurion activity is on track to deliver a seamless transition between the UK Royal Air Force’s Panavia Tornado GR4 strike aircraft and the multi-role Eurofighter Typhoon later this decade, according to BAE Systems.
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By the end of 2018, the current strike potential of the Tornado must have been fully moved to the Typhoon – including its use of the MBDA Storm Shadow cruise missile.
In its P2E guise the Typhoon will be able to deploy the weapon, plus the same supplier’s Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile.
Fonte ..... "Typhoon weapons testing on target for UK" .....
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FAS ha scritto:buonavisione


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Sul bersaglio .....
Integration of MBDA's Storm Shadow cruise missile with the Eurofighter Typhoon has cleared a key milestone, with a powered firing having recently been performed in the UK.
Building on a significant number of carriage and release trials performed in 2014 and 2015, the integration activity "culminated in a powered firing which took place from a development aircraft on 14 June .....
Fonte ..... "VIDEO: Eurofighter on target with Storm Shadow integration" .....
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TyTAN ..... ovvero ..... Typhoon Total Availability Enterprise ..... BAE Systems ottiene un grosso contratto ..... ma ce n' è anche per Leonardo .....
BAE Systems has been awarded a new support deal for the Royal Air Force’s Eurofighter Typhoon fleet, that will for the first time allow cost savings achieved under the programme to be ploughed back into capability enhancement.
Announced at the Farnborough air show, the pact with the UK Ministry of Defence – called the 10-year Typhoon Total Availability Enterprise (TyTAN) agreement – is worth £2.1 billion ($2.8 billion) over the lifetime of the contract.
Fonte ..... FARNBOROUGH: BAE wins 10-year Typhoon support deal
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A breve supporto anche per GAF via AIB
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Sempre più multi-ruolo ..... quello britannico ..... :mrgreen:
As it seeks to turn the Eurofighter into a truly multi-role aircraft, BAE Systems is in the middle of testing a host of new armaments for the aircraft and plans to adopt the new MBDA Spear standoff weapon, officials said at the Farnborough International Airshow on Wednesday.
Following integration of the Paveway IV, the first powered release of a Storm Shadow missile has now taken place, while six releases of the Meteor air-to-air missile have occurred, with air forces due to start using it early next year, said Paul Smith, an air crew adviser at BAE Systems.
Flight testing with the Brimstone missile began recently, with air forces set to start using the missile in early 2018, he said.
Fonte ..... "UK Eurofighters Test Multi-Role Armaments" .....
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Tifoni della RAF andranno in Giappone .....
RAF fast jets will visit Japan in the autumn to train with Japanese forces.
No II (AC) Squadron, based at RAF Lossiemouth, will fly Typhoon fighter jets to Misawa Air Base in Northern Japan, for joint exercises with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF).
This is the first time for the JASDF to host an exercise with a foreign nation other than the United States.
Exercising together delivers on an agreement made at the January 2016 Foreign and Defence Ministers Dialogue (2+2).
Fonte ..... "Royal Air Force Fighters heading to Japan" .....
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Upgrades ..... la RAF fa progressi .....

"RAF Typhoon begins operational assessment of new upgrades" .....

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Dal Tornado al Typhoon ..... una transizione senza scosse per la RAF .....
BAE Systems has provided further reassurance that the Eurofighter Typhoons serving with the UK Royal Air Force (RAF)can fully take over the ground-attack and strike roles from the service’s Tornado fleet, which is due to be retired by March 2019.
The company is promising “a seamless transition of capability from Tornado to Typhoon by the end of 2018.”
But one key RAF Tornado capability is not scheduled for transfer— the Reconnaissance Airborne Pod for TORnado (RAPTOR)—even though it is currently providing vital imagery over Iraq and Syria to the coalition partners engaged in Operation Inherent Resolve.
Fonte ..... "Details Emerge on UK’s Tornado-Typhoon Capability Transition" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 22 novembre 2016, 9:05

Tranche 1 ..... perchè buttarli via ?
Ora ci ripensano .....
UK Tranche 1 Typhoon Revamping Gets Others Interested In Model .....

After years of focus on Tranches 2 and 3, early-model Typhoons may now get some upgrade attention .....


Tony Osborne - Aviation Week & Space Technology (Nov. 22, 2016)

Britain’s decision to retain its older Tranche 1 Eurofighter Typhoons has awoken interest in investing in the older model of the multinational jet.
The UK had planned to begin retiring the 48 workhorse Tranche 1s as soon as early 2017, but last year’s Strategic Defense and Security Review reversed course, retaining about 30 jets with the aim of creating additional fast-jet squadrons for air defense and training.
Britain will now hang on to these aircraft until about 2030, a move likely to encourage upgrades to help keep them relevant.
When the UK had planned to retire the Tranche 1s early, the four-nation construct - Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK - focused its attention instead on the newer Tranche 2 and 3 aircraft.
These are capable of delivering the electrical and computing power necessary to install the active, electronically scanned array (AESA) to keep the aircraft relevant and exportable.
Investment in the Tranche 1s fell by the wayside.
Industry officials at the International Fighter Conference in London in November suggested the early variant will now need modification to be able to use the latest versions of the AIM-120 Amraam or even the Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missiles.
Meteor is currently being integrated as part of the Phase 2 Enhancements (P2E) program for the Tranche 2 and 3 jets.
Digital integration of the short-range IRIS-T missile would also have to be addressed.
Even Austria, which uses its fleet of Typhoons sparingly, is planning to keep its Tranche 1 Eurofighters in service until at least 2037 and is examining installation of the digital IRIS-T and potentially a beyond-visual-range missile to address future air threats.
The lack of investment in Tranche 1 has, however, caused some frustration among the partner nations.
It was recently revealed that Spain had exited the four-nation development plan for the Tranche 1 and worked on its own indigenous upgrade.
A team of air force software developers with some industry support, based at Torrejon airbase near Madrid, has produced software packages known as Operational Flight Plans.
Now on their second iteration, the Spanish Tranche 1s have been outfitted with the digital IRIS-T and given the ability to launch the AIM-120C7 Amraam and GBU-48 Enhanced Paveway II 1,000-lb. precision-guided bomb and make use of the Litening III laser designator pod.
The Spanish software packages bring the aircraft up to the so-called “austere” air-to-ground capability standard introduced onto Royal Air Force Tranche 1 jets in 2008 and used operationally over Libya in 2011, but it demonstrates an eagerness to keep the older-model aircraft relevant.
Spanish officials say they had become “dissatisfied with the requirements and pace” of the progress among the four nations in upgrading the Tranche 1s.
Spain is continuing to work with the partners on the upgrades for Tranches 2 and 3, which it sees forming the basis of its Future Combat Air System into the 2030s and beyond, working alongside a U.S.-made fifth-generation fighter and a fleet of unmanned combat air systems.
Meanwhile, Kuwait’s long-awaited order for 28 aircraft fitted with the AESA radar has resulted in changes to the upgrade program.
The P3E initiative, best known for integrating the MBDA Brimstone air-to-ground missile, will now be delivered in two components - P3E(a) and P3E(b) - with the latter being the delivery standard configuration for Kuwait.
It will also integrate some additional precision-guided munitions.
P3E(b) will also feature a number of elements planned for P4E, including changes to the avionics and the Hands-On Throttle-and-Stick interface that will prepare pilots to use the AESA radar and the full capabilities that will be part of P4E, which is likely to be delivered to customers in 2021-22.
There are also proposals for the integration of an anti-ship missile, the MBDA Marte-ER and the UK’s Spear III network-enabled powered glide bomb for the destruction and suppression of enemy air defenses.
Eurofighter CEO Volker Paltzo told the company’s internal magazine that P4E would pave the way into 2026.
“What happens beyond that is still under debate .... These discussions are ongoing and there are already some elements emerging,” he said.
“Sensors and pods are developing all the time,” he added, “so we need to make sure we can make use of all the information a sensor will be able to pick up and make it accessible for the pilot.”
Work is underway on the development flying for the AESA radar, following environmental trials of the sensor earlier this year to measure the effects it has on the aircraft due to its higher mass.
A second radar-trials aircraft, a German two-seater - Instrumented Production Aircraft 8 - flew in September, but it has been handed to Airbus Defense and Space so that the radar can be installed in 2017.
Avverrà una rivalutazione analoga anche in Italia ..... dal momento che si pensava di svenderli ?

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I Tifoni della RAF in Estremo Oriente .....

http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/raf- ... a-30092016

http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/roya ... 6-02102016

http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/typh ... a-18102016

http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/roya ... n-22102016

http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/exer ... e-23102016

http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/hist ... n-02112016

http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/invi ... e-08112016

http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/forg ... a-11112016

http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/raf- ... i-17112016

In futuro .....
​Britain’s most advanced operational fighters will fly over the contested South China Sea as a show of force to China, Britain’s ambassador to the US said.
The UK will also sail aircraft carriers in the Pacific once they are operational, Kim Darroch said Thursday, according to Reuters.
Fonte ..... "Eurofighters to Flex Muscles Over South China Sea" .....

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Messaggio da richelieu » 17 gennaio 2017, 20:28

RID (Rivista Italiana Difesa) informa .....

..... Eurofighter a difesa del vertice di Davos .....

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Messaggio da richelieu » 16 febbraio 2017, 23:52

Eurofighter Typhoon ..... il Ministero della Difesa austriaco denuncia due società del Gruppo Airbus .....

..... "Eurofighter: Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports Files Criminal Complaint Against Two Airbus Companies" .....

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Messaggio da richelieu » 18 febbraio 2017, 21:00

Airbus si difende .....
Airbus has denied Austria’s accusation of alleged fraud on a 2003 order worth €1.96 billion (US $2.08 billion) for 15 Eurofighter Typhoon jets.
“Airbus is surprised by today’s press conference by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence raising criminal allegations … against Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, a division of Airbus, and Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH, alleging willful deception and fraud linked to the order for Eurofighter jets back in 2003,” Airbus said in a statement Thursday.
“We cannot see any foundation in particular for the allegations of bad faith and fraud,” Airbus said.
Fonte: DefenseNews ..... "Airbus denies fraud allegations over Eurofighter Typhoon deal" .....
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E' attualmente in corso, fino al 10 Marzo, l' esercitazione Red Flag 17-2 .....

https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Ar ... nellis-afb

..... alla quale prendono parte anche alcuni Tifoni spagnoli .....

http://www.combataircraft.net/2017/03/0 ... -red-flag/ .....


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Messaggio da richelieu » 9 marzo 2017, 0:12

I Tifoni spagnoli ..... non erano soli .....
​​Il 18 febbraio due tanker KC-767A del 14° Stormo sono decollati alla volta della base americana di Nellis (Nevada) dopo aver fatto scalo in Spagna per scortare otto Eurofighters spagnoli e permettergli, attraverso il rifornimento in volo, l'attraversamento dell'oceano Atlantico e la partecipazione all'esercitazione RED FLAG 2017.
Il supporto degli assetti italiani, attualmente sotto controllo dell'E.A.T.C, ha garantito il rifornimento in volo agli assetti spagnoli evidenziando, ancora una volta, gli eccellenti risultati ottenibili dall'applicazione del concetto di "pooling and sharing" al trasporto aereo militare.
Fonte: AMI ..... "Il KC767A del 14° stormo un esempio di “Pooling and Sharing” per l’EATC" .....
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Phase 3 Enhancement (P3E) ..... il lavoro procede ..... in UK .....
A further series of flight trials of Eurofighter Typhoon with the low-collateral, high precision MBDA Brimstone air-to-surface weapon have been completed at BAE Systems’ site in Warton, Lancashire.
The trials are part of ongoing development work on the Phase 3 Enhancement (P3E) package for Typhoon, part of Project CENTURION – the program to ensure a smooth transition of Tornado GR4 capabilities on to Typhoon FGR4 for the Royal Air Force by the end of 2018.
Fonte: Combat Aircraft ..... "Typhoon testing continues" .....
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Messaggio da JT8D » 11 aprile 2017, 20:12

Consegnato all'Aeronautica Militare il 500° Typhoon prodotto:

http://www.md80.it/2017/04/11/consegnat ... -prodotto/

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"La corsa di decollo è una metamorfosi, una quantità di metallo che si trasforma in aeroplano per mezzo dell'aria. Ogni corsa di decollo è la nascita di un aeroplano."

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Messaggio da Lampo 13 » 11 aprile 2017, 20:41

JT8D ha scritto:Consegnato all'Aeronautica Militare il 500° Typhoon prodotto:

http://www.md80.it/2017/04/11/consegnat ... -prodotto/

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Per quello che ci dobbiamo fare, non sarebbe stato meglio avere solo Typhoon e risparmiare una caterva di soldi?
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Messaggio da richelieu » 13 aprile 2017, 12:29

FlightGlobal si interroga (e chiede a Voi di esprimere un' opinione) sul futuro dell' Eurofighter .....

..... "OPINION: Can Typhoon storm to further sales?" .....

Dunque ..... votate !!!!!

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Messaggio da richelieu » 18 aprile 2017, 0:02

Immagine

Da AW&ST ..... in produzione sino al 2023 ..... "Typhoon Production Stretching To 2023" .....

Registrarsi al sito per poterlo leggere .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 8 luglio 2017, 14:27

L' Austria, dopo anni di polemiche, ha deciso di ritirare i propri Tifoni .....

FlightGlobal ..... "Austria to retire Eurofighter Typhoons from 2020" .....

DefenseNews ..... "Austria set to replace Eurofighter Typhoons" .....

AviaNews ! ..... "L’Autriche veut remplacer ses Eurofighter par plus d’avions !" .....

Si tratterà ora di vedere con cosa li sostituirà ..... :scratch:
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Mentre il Consorzio Eurofighter decide di potenziare il Typhoon per poterlo offrire ai Tedeschi quale successore del Tornado .....
Eurofighter will upgrade the engines and systems on its Typhoon combat aircraft as part of a bid to replace Germany’s fleet of Panavia Tornados and support efforts to sell additional aircraft to other European countries.
On 24 April, Airbus and Eurofighter submitted to Germany’s defence ministry an offer to replace the nation's 90 Tornados, which are to be phased out from 2025.
Eurofighter chief executive Volker Paltzo, speaking at the ILA air show in Berlin on 25 April, said that the consortium intends to increase the thrust of the Typhoon’s Eurojet EJ200 engine by “about 15%”, in order to boost payload and range. Each Typhoon is powered by a pair of the 13,500lb-thrust (60kN) engines.
Paltzo says the upgrade will also include additional capabilities for the Euroradar Captor-E active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar that has been in development since 2014.
Fonte: flightglobal.com ..... "ILA: Eurofighter to upgrade Typhoon engine to lift sales" .....

..... l' AD di Airbus intima alla Germania di non acquistare gli F-35 in quanto la cosa costituirebbe un affronto rivolto alla Francia .....

Da: ukdefencejournal.org.uk ..... "Airbus chief warns Germany against purchasing F-35, claims it would be a snub to France" .....

Inoltre ..... defensenews.com/industry ..... "No stealth? No problem ― Eurofighter makes its pitch against F-35 in Berlin" .....

Ho la netta impressione che ne vedremo delle belle ..... :mrgreen:
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Messaggio da richelieu » 21 giugno 2018, 18:36

Nuovi Typhoon per la Germania ... secondo RID ci si starebbe avvicinando ad un ordine di 90 + 33 esemplari ...

... "Quale Eurofighter per la Germania ?" ...

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Messaggio da Lampo 13 » 21 giugno 2018, 20:32

Ma magari l'avessimo fatta noi questa scelta!
Una flotta di soli Typhoon nelle varie versioni.
Addestramento unico, ricambi al 90% unici, manutenzione unica, costo immensamente inferiore al F-35
il che vuole dire più aeroplani, più Piloti che fanno più ore di volo ed una forza armata perfettamente in
grado di sostenere il ruolo che le spetta in una Nazione militarmente secondaria come la nostra.

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Messaggio da richelieu » 22 giugno 2018, 11:32

Secondo DefenseNews, invece, sembra che la partita sia ancora aperta e che si dovrà tenere una regolare competizione .....
Officials emphasize that no decision has been made on who will build the new planes to replace roughly 90 Tornados.
A formal competition is expected to begin later this year or early 2019 among those aircraft types still deemed suitable by the government at that time.
In the running is the Eurofigher Typhoon, Lockheed Martin’s F-35, and Boeing’s F-15 and F-18.
The Typhoon is made by a European consortium of Airbus, Leonardo and BAE Systems.
..... https://www.defensenews.com/global/euro ... is-summer/ .....

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