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    Re: Eurofighter Typhoon Thread:

    Post  nemrod on Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:58 pm

    BlackArrow wrote:
    69%? Probably not a bad figure....
    If you say it...

    BlackArrow wrote:
    ....what's the serviceability rate of the MiG-31 in the RuAF?

    I don't know, ask Garry, Vladimir, Werewolf, hashimotot, etc....
    As the Mig-31 is a robust soviet design, reliable, however, with a sensitive electronic embedded, I would say, an availliablity around 50-70% would not a fantasy. I would prefer a fleet of reliable 400 Mig-31 than a doubffull F-22 that could betray me at the worst critical moment. And the F-22 is not a reliable fighter.
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    Re: Eurofighter Typhoon Thread:

    Post  Werewolf on Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:01 pm

    nemrod wrote:
    BlackArrow wrote:
    69%? Probably not a bad figure....
    If you say it...

    BlackArrow wrote:
    ....what's the serviceability rate of the MiG-31 in the RuAF?

    I don't know, ask Garry, Vladimir, Werewolf, hashimotot, etc....
    As the Mig-31 is a robust soviet design, reliable, however, with a sensitive electronic embedded, I would say, an availliablity around 50-70% would not a fantasy. I would prefer a fleet of reliable 400 Mig-31 than a doubffull F-22 that could betray me at the worst critical moment. And the F-22 is not a reliable fighter.

    I am not uptodate of the serviceability of MiG-31.
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    Re: Eurofighter Typhoon Thread:

    Post  higurashihougi on Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:23 pm

    nemrod wrote:
    Mike E wrote:
    ... The F-22 is far superior to the F-35, and some of the teens are still great jets.

    You could not compare these two aircrafts, these are two differents aircrafts. I've posted a link recently explaining that the F-35 could not go to combat without F-22 Raptor. As you cannot compare the Mig-29 and SU-27, these two aircrafts are complementary, as are the F-22 and the F-35.

    F-22 is the high-end elite air superiority force which is expected to create a breathtaking superiority in technology and dominate the air battle like the Tiger 2 was expected, I say "expected" and I do not say it was successful, to do in a land battle.

    However some opinions claimed that F-22's AESA and stealth material is getting "older" and "older" and it need to be replaced by more advanced ones to deal with new generation of sensors, radars, and to win in the competition against the T-50.

    F-35 is expected to be the low-end multirole craft with stealth and 5th gen techs and is expected to replace most of the fighter and strike aircrafts. That means it has to be resonably cheap in order to be massively manufactured. But for several reasons the price ascended to the level of high-end and that mean the whole project is a failure although Washington DC does not admit it.
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    Re: Eurofighter Typhoon Thread:

    Post  Mike E on Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:56 pm

    higurashihougi wrote:
    nemrod wrote:
    Mike E wrote:
    ... The F-22 is far superior to the F-35, and some of the teens are still great jets.

    You could not compare these two aircrafts, these are two differents aircrafts. I've posted a link recently explaining that the F-35 could not go to combat without F-22 Raptor. As you cannot compare the Mig-29 and SU-27, these two aircrafts are complementary, as are the F-22 and the F-35.

    F-22 is the high-end elite air superiority force which is expected to create a breathtaking superiority in technology and dominate the air battle like the Tiger 2 was expected, I say "expected" and I do not say it was successful, to do in a land battle.

    However some opinions claimed that F-22's AESA and stealth material is getting "older" and "older" and it need to be replaced by more advanced ones to deal with new generation of sensors, radars, and to win in the competition against the T-50.

    F-35 is expected to be the low-end multirole craft with stealth and 5th gen techs and is expected to replace most of the fighter and strike aircrafts. That means it has to be resonably cheap in order to be massively manufactured. But for several reasons the price ascended to the level of high-end and that mean the whole project is a failure although Washington DC does not admit it.
    The F-35 isn't meant to be "low-end"... Heck, it isn't even a stop-gap! It is designed to be the fifth-gen (not "high-end" or something like that) replacement of the legacy teen jets.
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    Re: Eurofighter Typhoon Thread:

    Post  GarryB on Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:53 am

    The F-35 isn't meant to be "low-end"... Heck, it isn't even a stop-gap! It is designed to be the fifth-gen (not "high-end" or something like that) replacement of the legacy teen jets.

    Lets be clear, the F-35 is a bit like the F-16... it will be a fighterbomber for the USAF which has better fighters (F-15C) and better bombers (F-15E) but the F-16 is a cheap light numbers aircraft that is versatile and useful and available.

    For the NATO allies however the F-16 was a primary fighter bomber that replaced previous generations of fighters in many air forces and so became standard fighter.


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    Re: Eurofighter Typhoon Thread:

    Post  Battalion0415 on Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:34 am

    Thinking Sweden buy 40 Typhoon between 2016-2018. No Jas E/F. No way.
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    Re: Eurofighter Typhoon Thread:

    Post  higurashihougi on Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:07 am

    Battalion0415 wrote:Thinking Sweden buy 40 Typhoon between 2016-2018. No Jas E/F. No way.

    Typhoon, Rafale, JAS Gripen,... aka EU-canard belongs to the technology of cylindrical hull and thin delta wings with canards. These are quite old design, a bit higher than the level of the Russian Mikoyan Ye-8.

    The cylindrical hull and delta wing are good for the foward movement, but have low sustainable G-load, that limits the maneuverability of the fighter and not really suitable for broad spectrum of speed. Unlike broad hull and thick wings of MiG-25/31, Su-27, MiG-29 which generate large sustainable G-load, enable the airplanes to have better maneuverability, greater fuel effeciency in broad speed spectrum, and more suitable for multirole attacks (in the case of Su-27 and MiG-29).

    The advantage of EU-canard design is the low cost. But due to expensive labour cost of Europe, the Typhoon, Gripen, Rafale... are still quite expensive.
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    Re: Eurofighter Typhoon Thread:

    Post  George1 on Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:50 am

    Kuwait Announces Purchase of 28 Typhoon Fighter Jets

    Kuwait has agreed to purchase 28 Typhoon combat jets from the Italian government in a deal worth billions of euro, industry sources in the region said Friday.

    The deal, which has not yet been finalized calls for Kuwait to buy 22 single seat and six twin-seat Typhoons in a government-to-government agreement, Defense News reported.

    If the deal goes through as planned, Kuwait would be the first foreign customer to acquire the active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar being developed for the Typhoon jet by Italy's Selex ES.

    With a number of Middle Eastern countries having purchased the Rafale fighter jet from French rival firm Dassault, the Kuwaiti deal "reinvigorates other opportunities in the gulf region for Typhoon," one industry executive told Defense News.

    Earlier this year, France closed deals to sell the Rafale to Qatar and Egypt, while it is already delivering the jets to Egypt.

    Saudi Arabia and Oman have already purchased Typhoons, with the Saudis talking about buying more of the jets. Bahrain is another potential customer in the Gulf region.

    The Italian-Kuwaiti deal follows reports in May that Kuwait was in talks with the United States to buy as many as 40 Boeing F/A-18 fighters.

    The status of those negotiations is unknown. But a US source said there is a chance for a split buy from Kuwait, while talks on a Super Hornet sale to Kuwait are moving forward, Defense News reported.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150911/1026898291.html#ixzz3lTcuBOOd


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    Re: Eurofighter Typhoon Thread:

    Post  George1 on Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:36 pm

    Italian MoD Source: Kuwait To Sign Deal for 28 Eurofighters

    ROME and DUBAI — Kuwait is expected to sign a deal to buy 28 Eurofighter aircraft on Jan. 31, an Italian Ministry of Defense source has told Defense News.

    “Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti has been invited by Kuwait to attend the signing for 28 Eurofighter aircraft on Sunday in Kuwait,” the source said on Wednesday.

    Italy, which is one of the four industrial partners on the Eurofighter program alongside the UK, Spain and Germany, has taken the lead in marketing the aircraft to Kuwait.

    Two senior Kuwaiti Military officials confirmed to Defense News on Wednesday that the Minister of Defense Khaled al-Jarrah al-Sabah will sign the Eurofighter contract with Pinotti on Sunday.

    One senior official said the decision came after repeated US delays regarding the acquisition of a new fleet of Boeing F-18 Super Hornets.

    "We were trying to acquire the F-18 Super Hornets and replace the existing fleet of F-18s with Super Hornets and Eurofighter Typhoons," he said. "However, we cannot wait for the American approval and need to update our Air Force now."

    A second official stated that a meeting was held with Italian Air Force officials in Turin in mid-November.

    "We have discussed the Eurofighter deal, which was expected to be finalized in Kuwait in December but was delayed due to problems on the pilot training," he said.

    "Our Air Force wanted to send the pilots for training in the United Kingdom, not Italy, due to the language barriers; however the deal was finalized after there was an agreement on sending them to train in Italy," he added.

    "The training program is expected not to take less than 18 months," he said.

    A memorandum of understanding was first signed by Italy and Kuwait in September, and a final signature on the contract was initially expected by the end of 2015. The Kuwaiti parliament was required to sign off on the funding.

    Kuwait has agreed to buy 22 single-seat and six twin-seat Typhoons in a government-to-government agreement. Italian firm Finmeccanica has been handling the industrial side of the sales push.

    Industry sources have said the deal, which could be worth up to €8 billion (US $8.7 billion), could see the Kuwaitis become the first export customer for the active electronically scanned array radar being developed for the jet.

    The aircraft are expected to be new-build, third tranche, swing-role versions of the fighter, with deliveries starting in 2019 and possibly covering munitions such as the Storm Shadow and Meteor.

    An Italian source has said that over 50 percent of the value of the Eurofighter deal in Kuwait would be earned by Finmeccanica, which assembles the aircraft but also provides systems.

    http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/air-space/strike/2016/01/27/italian-mod-source-kuwait-sign-deal-28-eurofighters/79394322/


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    Re: Eurofighter Typhoon Thread:

    Post  Militarov on Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:40 am

    "On Feb. 19, seven Italian Air Force Typhoon jets left Grosseto airbase, Italy, for Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, where they will attend Ex. RF 16-2, their first ever Red Flag.



    The Aviationist’s photographer Giovanni Maduli was there to take the images you can find in this post. The aircraft, belonging to the 4° Stormo, based at Grosseto, and 36° Stormo (Wing) based at Gioia del Colle – even though personnel taking part in the mission come from all the units flying the Typhoon, including the 37° Stormo based at Trapani, will join the two-seater Eurofighter that took part in the “F-35 trail,” accompanying the first Italian JSF in the type’s first transatlantic crossing. The aircraft, divided into two flights, are supported by two KC-767A tankers from the 14° Stormo and three C-130J Super Hercules with the 46^ Brigata Aerea (Air Brigade) from Pisa. This is the very first participation of the ItAF Typhoon fleet to the Red Flag exercise, even though the aircraft have taken part in real combat operations in Libya and have undertaken air defense duties in Iceland and the Baltic States. The F-2000s (as the aircraft are designated in Italy) will focus in the air-to-air role during RF 16-2, employing the Typhoon’s latest software package and the HMDS (Helment Mounted Display System)."


    Source: http://theaviationist.com/?p=36948
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    Re: Eurofighter Typhoon Thread:

    Post  max steel on Tue May 17, 2016 1:25 am

    BRITISH FIGHTER JETS INTERCEPT 'AGGRESSIVE' RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT APPROACHING BALTIC STATES

    British fighter jets were scrambled to intercept three Russian planes that committed an “act of aggression,” the U.K.'s defense secretary said.

    RAF Typhoons left their base in Estonia to obstruct the planes that were approaching Baltic countries. It was the first time that British fighter jets have responded to Russian aircraft since the Typhoons were deployed in late April on a four-month policing mission in the region.

    The Russian AN-26 "Curl," AN-12 "Cub" and IL-76 "Candid" planes were intercepted for not transmitting a recognized identification code and being unresponsive.

    U.K. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said: “This is another example of just how important the UK's contribution to the Baltic Air Policing Mission is.

    “We were able to instantly respond to this act of Russian aggression—demonstration of our commitment to NATO's collective defence.”One of the RAF pilots involved in the mission said: “The scramble went exactly as planned.

    “We launched our Typhoon aircraft quickly and then using our advanced sensors and mission systems, combined with support from our battlespace managers on the ground, carried out textbook intercepts of the three aircraft.”
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    Post  George1 on Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:07 am

    The first Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets for Oman

    According to British spotters, November 25, 2016. The enterprise corporation BAE Systems airfield in Wharton (United Kingdom), made the first flight of the first two there fighters Eurofighter Typhoon, designed for the Air Force of Oman. The double air combat training machines with serial numbers NT001 and NT002 (temporary British military number ZR410 and ZR411, respectively) have been raised. Aircraft is not painted and markings are British.



    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2286347.html


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    Post  George1 on Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:22 am

    The 500th serial fighter Eurofighter Typhoon

    Italian company Leonardo at its company in Turin on April 11, 2017, passed the Italian Air Force 500th serial fighter Eurofighter Typhoon, manufactured from the beginning of production of these machines by the consortium Eurofighter.



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