Countries participating project Eurofighter, recently decided to acquire 112 fighter aircraft Eurofighter Typhoon Tranche 3A for the 9 billion euro until the end of 2009, agree on the specification of the production of these aircraft, the Flight Global.
As the executive director of the consortium Eurofighter Kazolini Enzo (Enzo Casolini), discussion of the configuration of aircraft with its customers - Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK - will include the use in the construction of radar stations with active using phased array antennas, as well as guided missiles Meteor air -Air. " Producer of the latter is the company MBDA.
Kazolini also said that before the end of 2009 is planned to assess what needed to integrate new elements into the design of fighter aircraft. He also noted that the three member countries endorsed a joint study, which was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the installation at the new airborne radar aircraft, while the United Kingdom intends to carry out similar work themselves.
Recall that in 1998, the four European states have ordered in the amount of 620 fighter aircraft, taking delivery of the decision to divide into three tranches until 2017. The third of these customers were to get 236 fighter jets. However, in March of 2009 they decided to divide the tranche into two phases - 3A and 3B. The first involved the supply of 112 and the second - a further 124 vehicles. Germany recently announced that it might abandon the aircraft tranche 3B, since the country's air force is a smaller number of fighters.
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