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  • Scorpion82
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    • Jul 2005
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    Sintra
    The GAF evaluated upgrading its T1 fleet to a T3 equivalent standard against the option of buying new aircraft and is favouring the later option. There have been multiple successive studies since 2015.

    industry political considerations may have further tilted the decision into this direction. It's also a stop gap for a possible follow on order of up to 90 A/C for the GAF's Tornado replacement programme.

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    • Sintra
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      • Aug 2007
      • 3756

      Fine news Scorps.
      Thank you
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      • Spitfire9
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        • Jul 2008
        • 2737

        Is shutdown of the Spanish FAL imminent? According to a defense-aerospace article from October 2016, all orders should be completed in 2018. I don't see any chance of any export orders from South America changing the situation, nor another order from the Spanish government.

        Link: http://www.defense-aerospace.com/art...s-run-out.html

        What happens next? Assuming the Typhoon FAL closes, can Eurofighter switch its use to assembling a different aircraft? Will Eurofighter claim compensation for the reduction in tranche 3 orders?
        Sum ergo cogito

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        • halloweene
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          • Jan 2012
          • 3861

          More probably working on future FCAS

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          • Sintra
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            • Aug 2007
            • 3756

            The Airbus/Eurofighter assembly line at Getafe produces a) one of the wings and the leading edge slats for all Eurofighter airframes and b) assembles the Ejercito del Aire Phoons. The production of the wing and the LEAS will be maintained till the last airframe is delivered, the assemblage of the airframes for the Eawill end next year IF Airbus doesnt win the replacement order for the oldest Hornets at Gando, the RFI was sent to Airbus, Boeing and LM last year. If the German order being discussed above is confirmed the Spanish will arguably follow.
            If the assembly of Eurofighter airframes in Spain stops next year i doubt thats much of a problem for Airbus, Getafe is a huge production and development center, the Phoon is just one of a multitude of programs being adressed there, the majority of the workforce will be re-routed for something else.

            (ps That article Giovanni de Briganti, mixing correct information with wishfull thinking, the usual)
            Cheers
            Last edited by Sintra; 19th November 2018, 16:11.
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            • Sintra
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              • Aug 2007
              • 3756


              "The Marte ER programme is progressing at full speed in order to meet customers requirements. Having completed the 18 months System Definition Phase, the full integration of Marte ER on the Eurofighter Typhoon platform is proceeding at pace in order to implement an anti-ship capability onto the fighter."

              http://www.defense-aerospace.com/art...st-launch.html

              Interesting snip. Now who forked out the cash? The Qataris or the Kuwaitis?
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              • Giblets
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                • Mar 2008
                • 458

                According the the Telegraph, the meteor has been flown operationally for the first time last Wednesday.


                RAF's new Mach-4 missile flown operationally in UK airspace for first time in show of 'unrelenting deterrence' - The Telegraph
                https://apple.news/AR1W3zOQHTQictcAl8a7X7w

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                • F35b
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                  • Jun 2009
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                  • Spitfire9
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                    • Jul 2008
                    • 2737

                    2nd production version AESA antenna delivered

                    Following the successful acceptance test, Hensoldt has now delivered the second antenna ready for series production to Leonardo UK in Edinburgh. This means that the production of the so-called e-scan antenna can commence at the Hensoldt site in Ulm/Germany according to plan. This paves the way for the delivery of the first radar systems as of mid-2019.
                    http://www.defense-aerospace.com/art...r_e-radar.html
                    Sum ergo cogito

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                    • Sintra
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                      • Aug 2007
                      • 3756

                      http://www.defensa.gob.es/gabinete/n...ROFIGHTER.html

                      "Tambin se habl de las campaas de exportacin, as como de las intenciones de los socios de realizar nuevos pedidos de aeronaves durante el ao 2019. En este sentido, tanto Espaa como Alemania anunciaron que el prximo ao contemplarn la opcin de encargar ms Eurofighter para sustituir a sus flotas de F-18 y Tornado respectivamente."

                      "In this sense, both Spain and Germany announced that next year they will consider the option of ordering more 'Eurofighter' to replace their fleets of F-18 and 'Tornado' respectively."
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                      • halloweene
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                        • Jan 2012
                        • 3861

                        Off info
                        , 20:2 victories vs AMRAAM equipped Typhoon.

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                        • Sintra
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                          • Aug 2007
                          • 3756

                          "Off Info"

                          The Morn Ala 11 for the best part of a decade have spawned multiple times, multiple Adla Rafale units and Sintra didnt post such sillyness in the Rafale thread.

                          Hallo, cut the silly posts...

                          ps - And before someone starts, "Morn" is an air base near Seville.
                          Last edited by Sintra; 3rd January 2019, 11:48.
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                          • Sintra
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                            • Aug 2007
                            • 3756

                            https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-n...t-advanced-yet

                            "Integration of the Marte ER anti-ship missile has also been started, based on what Eurofighter refers to as formal interest from one of Eurofighters export customersunderstood to be Kuwait."

                            So the Kuwaitis are forking the cash, good on them (post 2486 above).
                            Last edited by Sintra; 3rd January 2019, 12:02.
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                            • Sintra
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                              • Aug 2007
                              • 3756

                              While we are with the chaps of Ala 11, two of them were pitted against the Neuron at Istres.


                              http://www.ejercitodelaire.mde.es/EA...os-del-nEUROn/

                              "El objetivo de los ensayos ha sido evaluar la detectabilidad de un UCAV furtivo con la panoplia de sensores disponibles en el avin Eurofighter: radar aire-aire, IRST (Infrared Search and Track) y misil IRIS-T. Hay que tomar en cuenta que el nEUROn fue concebido como una aeronave furtiva (stealth) con unas muy bajas firmas radar e infrarroja; de ah el inters de enfrentar este sistema a radares y otros sensores areos."

                              "The aim of the trials was to evaluate the detectability of a stealth UCAV with the panoply of sensors available on the Eurofighter aircraft: air-to-air radar, IRST (Infrared Search and Track) and IRIS-T missile. It must be taken into account that the nEUROn was conceived as a stealth aircraft with very low radar and infrared signatures; hence the interest of facing this system with radars and other aerial sensors."
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                              • halloweene
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                                • Jan 2012
                                • 3861

                                Hallo, cut the silly posts...
                                The funny part is i'm reportedly quoting a RAF pilot. Not so silly post
                                Last edited by halloweene; 3rd January 2019, 14:04.

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                                • St. John
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                                  • Jan 2018
                                  • 310

                                  20:2 sounds like a blogger's kind of comment.

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                                  • Sintra
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                                    • Aug 2007
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                                    " Further information on the timetable for the E-Scan radar project. (Q143)

                                    The E-Scan radar project is in the assessment phase and NETMA continues to progress technical and commercial negotiations with Eurofighter.

                                    Whilst these discussions are still ongoing, and the timescales are therefore subject to change, we anticipate MOD Main Gate investment approval in the latter half of 2019. We expect that the new radar will be embodied on 40 Tranche 3 Typhoons."


                                    http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevi...ten/93913.html
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                                    • Ozair
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                                      • Oct 2015
                                      • 785

                                      We expect that the new radar will be embodied on 40 Tranche 3 Typhoons."
                                      Interesting, does that mean we will see AESA equipped UK Typhoons primarily in ground attack roles as a Tornado replacement. Expectations for radar upgrades of T2 aircraft or will the T3s be the likely limit?

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                                      • Sintra
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                                        • Aug 2007
                                        • 3756

                                        "Interesting, does that mean we will see AESA equipped UK Typhoons primarily in ground attack roles as a Tornado replacement."

                                        Dont know if we can make that assumption, "Project Centurion" (the integration of Storm Shadow, Brimstone and Meteor) is being rolled into every T2 and T3, so the ATG missions are doable across the entire force (minus the T1s).

                                        "Expectations for radar upgrades of T2 aircraft or will the T3s be the likely limit?"

                                        Suspect that one will be entirely dependent on available money. Unless good old Putin does something silly in the Baltics (something that i dont believe will happen) with Brexit and/while funding JCA (F-35B) and "Team Tempest" i wouldnt hold my breath waiting for AESAs on the T2s.
                                        It seems that the RAF will end up with a three tier Phoon fleet... It will be interesting to see what will replace the T1s.
                                        Last edited by Sintra; 11th January 2019, 12:17.
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                                        • swerve
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                                          • Jun 2005
                                          • 13587

                                          Should be assigning the T1s to all the highest usage roles they're suitable for (air defence, limited ground attack), wherever possible. T1 will remain adequate for QRA, the Falklands detachment, etc. for many years to come. Use up the airframe life to keep the rest usable longer.
                                          Juris praecepta sunt haec: honeste vivere, alterum non laedere, suum cuique tribuere.
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