British Typhoon fighter prospects in Europe are trying to persuade Japan to buy
The article said that Europe is using the F-35 and” Typhoon “is a potential complementary platforms, and not compete with such a reason to sell Typhoon fighter
According to the U.S., “Aviation Week and Space Technology” web site January 5, 2010 report is finalized for the Eurofighter “Typhoon” Tranche 3 production contract is an important achievement, it ensures that the aircraft continued to work 2016, However, the number of aircraft procurement has not yet reached half of the original agreement.
Britain while claiming to be purchased in batches, in fact, can not be made after the Tranche 3A further purchase commitments. Financial pressures and changing environment is affecting the “Typhoon” the total purchase quantity.
“Typhoon” project co-witnessed the tortuous development process, while four partner countries – Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK – the ability to provide a powerful platform for multi-purpose fighter, now the machines have been delivered 200. Last summer, the German air force in the Baltic air alert mission to use the machine for the first time, the British Royal Air Force’s “Typhoon” aircraft have replaced the “wind” F3 in the Falkland Islands (Falklands) responsible for air defense missions.
luck with sufficient political and industrial support, “Typhoon” projects may have been Saudi Arabia in 72 aircraft and 15 aircraft of the Austrian foreign order book has further gains. Delivered to the Saudi Air Force aircraft is in progress.
“Typhoon” is India’s medium multi-role combat aircraft project is one of six bids machines, and also participated in the Swiss aircraft procurement competition. Quarter of this year is expected to be released in Japan for proposals launched 50 aircraft procurement. In considering the purchase of Saudi Arabia, and Oman have purchase demand. “Typhoon” projects face a variety of opportunities.
user may export from the Tranche 3A contract service costs included in the target benefit. Its contents from 2009 to 2014 avionics support costs dropped 50% since 2015 and gradually increased to 70%. The first “Typhoon” Tranche 3 aircraft will be delivered in 2013.
Japanese fighters may choose to bid, “Typhoon” and give up the F-35, Boeing’s platform –F/A-18E/F or F-15 – will also be beneficial to competitors.
bulging wallet to buy for those countries, F-35 and “Typhoon” is still a potential complementary platforms, and not as “Typhoon”, as advocated by supporters of the competition.
strength in this match, it is best equipped with active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar and “Meteor” AAM “Typhoon,” the main role will be to provide air superiority, both empty opposite capacity. The F-35 will act as a low-observable combat platforms, both air to air capability.
which is currently being gradually extended model, the UK, Italy is the case, Spain could follow suit. Which the British tried to persuade Japan to buy the machine ground.
AESA + “meteor” mix will be able to provide effective air defense capability, its effect may even be more than the U.S. AIM-120D. This is the “Typhoon” partners trying to export in Japan and other key selling point of the target country to obtain orders.
However, the “Typhoon” project is an urgent need to solve a major problem is to determine the design and integration of the AESA program. Four partners are still trying to reach a common strategy. Britain’s rotating plate (swash-plate) method – the antenna can be adjusted front to overcome the limitations of a fixed array – is an alternative way. British advocate rotating disk, and is gaining the support of other partners.
AESA upgrade path in addition to the agreement, partners also plan to determine in 2010 more weapons into “typhoon.” (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center of Wei Wu)