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« Responder #60 em: Fevereiro 15, 2005, 04:02:14 pm »
First Eurofighter Single-Seater Handed Over to Luftwaffe
 
 
(Source: EADS Military Aircraft; issued Feb. 14, 2005)
 
 
 MUNICH/MANCHING, Germany --- EADS Military Aircraft has delivered the first single-seater Eurofighter from German series production to the German Air Force.  
 
“We have now handed over the Eurofighter to the Luftwaffe in the configuration for the aircraft that will form the future backbone of air defence in Germany, Great Britain, Spain and Italy,” commented Johann Heitzmann, CEO of EADS Military Aircraft, on the occasion of delivery at Manching. “Alongside the eight twin-seaters for pilot training that have already been delivered, the Luftwaffe now has the first single-seater Eurofighter destined for flight operations at its disposal.”  
 
Up to now, more than 30 production aircraft have been handed over to the air forces of Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Spain. Currently, more than 50 further aircraft are in final assembly at the Eurofighter partner companies of Alenia, BAE Systems and EADS Military Aircraft Germany and Spain.  
 
Delivery of the first single-seater Eurofighter took place at EADS Military Aircraft's Getafe site in Spain on 29 December 2004. This was the first aircraft to be built in the new standard configuration. This standard is characterized by improved equipment performance and enhanced software. The Italian Air Force received its first production single-seater in early 2005 while delivery of a single-seater Eurofighter to the Royal Air Force is still outstanding.  
 
The aircraft are equipped with the Multiple Information Distribution System (MIDS), which enables transmission and reception of great amounts of different data through a network. This data transmission system is the prerequisite for deployment of the aircraft within the scope of netcentric operations.  
 
In addition, direct voice input is possible in the single-seaters. This allows the pilot to give standard commands to the aircraft in spoken form. Through this intuitive means of communicating with the aircraft, in routine tasks the pilot's in-flight workload is further reduced.  
 
The Military Aircraft Business Unit, which is an integrated part of the EADS Defence and Security Systems Division (DS), concentrates all the EADS capabilities in the areas of high-performance combat aircraft, unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs), manned mission aircraft and training aircraft and the ground support equipment for these systems.  
 
With revenues of approx. EUR 5.2 billion in 2003 and roughly 24,000 employees across nine nations, DS forms the defence pole within EADS. It offers integrated systems solutions to the new challenges confronting armed forces and homeland security units. It is active in the areas of military aircraft, missile systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems with manned and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), battlefield management systems, defence electronics, sensors and avionics, and related services.  
 
EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2003, the Group generated revenues of EUR 30 billion and employed a workforce of more than 109,000.  
 
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« Responder #61 em: Março 12, 2005, 10:17:08 am »
Eurofighter Has Concluded the Cold Environmental Trials Campaign in Sweden
 
 
(Source: EADS CASA; issued March 10, 2005)
 
 
 MADRID --- EADS Defence and Security in Spain has announced the successful conclusion of the Eurofighter Cold Environmental Trials campaign, carried out in North Sweden during approximately three months.  
 
This campaign has worth the verification of the operative capabilities and perfect behaviour of this weapon system at extreme weather conditions.  
 
Last evening, around 14:00 Hrs., the Instrumented Production Aircraft IPA 4 landed at EADS CASA Defence and Security facilities at Getafe. The flight from Sweden has been carried out in two sections, staying overnight at Laage (Germany). Eurofighter Test Pilot Ignacio Lombo has been responsible of taking the aircraft back home.  
 
“We are very proud to announce the complete success of this campaign” said yesterday Fernando Plaza, Programmes Director, “we have completely fulfilled the CET programme and positively evaluated the capabilities of the Eurofighter in such extreme conditions. During the campaign the aircraft and its systems have showed an excellent behaviour with an exceptional low rate of failures. From Spain we have followed step by step the proceeding of the trials and strongly supported the team deployed at Vidsel, even though they have hardly needed our help. All have been more than efficient and have demonstrated to be able to react in difficult situation, fact that confirms that we rely on great professionals. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Authorities and Institutions that have offered their support and contributed to the success of the campaign”.  
 
On December, 9th the aircraft was deployed at Vidsel's Trials Centre, located only 80 Km. below the Artic Polar Circle. Together with the aircraft, 55 people, among which EADS CASA engineers, mechanics, technicians and support team, as well as ITP and INTA representatives, have made of Vidsel their home base during this long period of time. The Spanish Air Force has also significantly contributed to the campaign visiting Vidsel several times to take part in several trials.  
 
At the beginning of February the temperature was surprisingly mild, but during the last four weeks Sweden has reached the expected extreme cold temperatures and this has allowed completing the programme on schedule.  
 
During the campaign IPA4 has carried out more than 45 operations, including 17 flights, achieving a rate exceeding that of the regular Flight Test Fleet. Some trials have been carried out at temperatures between –25ºC and –31ºC. The range of testing has varied from several Power Up, following different procedures (self-controlled and assisted), to the use of the Warning Alert mode (consisting in two hours operations only with the APU), simulation of failures of the environmental control system in flight, maximum landing weight (18.800 Kg.), opening and closure of the external panels and handling of external stores, as well as the evaluation of general systems and avionics behaviour. Another aim has been the evaluation of the capabilities offered by the new aircrew equipment assembly of the Eurofighter pilots in these extreme conditions.  
 
Furthermore the engineers and the pilots have carried out some additional trials, not planned at the beginning but necessary to the ordinary progress of the operations, such as a number of taxis on iced and snowed-packed runways, where the aircraft has demonstrated exceptional qualities of controllability and braking on both surfaces.  
 
Besides the CET programme, parallel trials have been performed and test pilots from the other partner's companies have joint EADS CASA team to perform DVI and Euromids trials.  
 
The Military Aircraft Business Unit, which is an integrated part of the EADS Defence and Security Systems Division (DS), concentrates all the EADS capabilities in the areas of high-performance combat aircraft, unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs), manned mission aircraft and training aircraft and the ground support equipment for these systems.  
 
With revenues of approx. EUR 5.4 billion in 2004 and roughly 24,000 employees across nine nations, DS forms the defence pole within EADS. It offers integrated systems solutions to the new challenges confronting armed forces and homeland security units. It is active in the areas of military aircraft, missile systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems with manned and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), battlefield management systems, defence electronics, sensors and avionics, and related services.  
 
EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2004, the Group generated revenues of EUR 31.8 billion and employed a workforce of more than 110,000.  
 
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« Responder #62 em: Março 15, 2005, 01:44:01 am »
Então e os MIG e SUKHOI? não entram nesta conversa? E já agora as CONDOR foram oferecidas pela Alemanhã e a cavalo dado não se olha o dente. Alem disso se virem as DAF que lá andam, não sei como aquilo não perde peças pelo caminho (ou se calhar até perdem). Foram duas CONDOR que a FAP mandou para a Bosnia e Kosovo como FAC, os FAC que tinhamos na altura eram Land Rovers 109 (com caixa em fibra de vidro) com mais de 20 anos e sempre avariados, hoje já se têm uns Toyota made in Portugal todos kitadões.
 

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« Responder #63 em: Março 18, 2005, 04:33:56 pm »
Success in AMRAAM Guided Missile Trials
 
 
(Source: Eurofighter GmbH; dated March 15, web-posted March 17, 2005)
 
 
 HALLBERGMOOS, Germany --- Eurofighter GmbH announced today the success achieved in recent Advanced Medium Range Air-Air Missile (AMRAAM) guided firing trials – a further milestone in proving the maturity of the Weapon System.  
 
Typhoon DA4, piloted by BAE Systems Chief Test Pilot Paul Hopkins with Dave Sully in the rear seat, participated in the weapons trials at the QinetiQ Deep Sea Range at Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides, and was supported by an RAF flight refuelling tanker, a Nimrod MR2 to check for surface vessels within the danger area, and by the Royal Navy, who provided the unmanned Mirach targets.  
 
The profile for this test required the Typhoon aircraft to track two targets by radar, to simulate an attack on one Mirach using a captive AMRAAM missile while simultaneously attacking the second target with an active missile. The active AMRAAM scored a direct hit on the target and destroyed it.  
 
The developing maturity of the aircraft will be further demonstrated through the planned forthcoming guided firings, which include a launch against a jamming supersonic target, a shot using tracking data from a second Typhoon through the MIDS (Multifunctional Information Distribution System) data-link, and a twin firing against two targets.  
 
Brian Phillipson, Programme Director Eurofighter GmbH, commented: With more than 30 aircraft in service with our four Nations, and further deliveries now being made weekly, it is important that we steadily release more and more capability to our partner air forces as they build up their fleets and their experience. This complex firing is another successful achievement in our continuing development programme, another example of the progressive capability demonstration and clearance our customers are expecting from us. It is also another demonstration of the tremendous capability of the Eurofighter compared to previous generations of combat aircraft.  
 
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« Responder #64 em: Março 18, 2005, 04:36:35 pm »
Success in AMRAAM Guided Missile Trials
 
 
(Source: Eurofighter GmbH; dated March 15, web-posted March 17, 2005)
 
 
 HALLBERGMOOS, Germany --- Eurofighter GmbH announced today the success achieved in recent Advanced Medium Range Air-Air Missile (AMRAAM) guided firing trials – a further milestone in proving the maturity of the Weapon System.  
 
Typhoon DA4, piloted by BAE Systems Chief Test Pilot Paul Hopkins with Dave Sully in the rear seat, participated in the weapons trials at the QinetiQ Deep Sea Range at Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides, and was supported by an RAF flight refuelling tanker, a Nimrod MR2 to check for surface vessels within the danger area, and by the Royal Navy, who provided the unmanned Mirach targets.  
 
The profile for this test required the Typhoon aircraft to track two targets by radar, to simulate an attack on one Mirach using a captive AMRAAM missile while simultaneously attacking the second target with an active missile. The active AMRAAM scored a direct hit on the target and destroyed it.  
 
The developing maturity of the aircraft will be further demonstrated through the planned forthcoming guided firings, which include a launch against a jamming supersonic target, a shot using tracking data from a second Typhoon through the MIDS (Multifunctional Information Distribution System) data-link, and a twin firing against two targets.  
 
Brian Phillipson, Programme Director Eurofighter GmbH, commented: With more than 30 aircraft in service with our four Nations, and further deliveries now being made weekly, it is important that we steadily release more and more capability to our partner air forces as they build up their fleets and their experience. This complex firing is another successful achievement in our continuing development programme, another example of the progressive capability demonstration and clearance our customers are expecting from us. It is also another demonstration of the tremendous capability of the Eurofighter compared to previous generations of combat aircraft.  
 
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Multibillion Euro Boost for Eurofighter Project
« Responder #65 em: Março 22, 2005, 04:32:27 pm »
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Multibillion Euro Boost for Eurofighter Project
By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, MADRID


The four European countries developing the Eurofighter unveiled a 16-billion-euro ($21 billion) cash boost for the project March 21, the Spanish defense ministry said.

Spanish Defense Minister Jose Bono made the announcement after brief talks with British counterpart Geoff Hoon, Germany’s Peter Struck and Italy’s Antonio Martino, explaining that the cash would be used to upgrade the existing model.

The Spanish ministry added that efforts were in the pipeline to sell the aircraft to other states, including around 20 to Austria.

 

“Advanced” talks were under way for sales to Greece, Singapore, Switzerland and Turkey.

The four partner countries have thus far agreed to buy 620 of the planes, with an option for 90 more, and the first jets have already been delivered.

However, in late 2003, five planes which were to become part of Britain’s Royal Air Force were temporarily grounded because of technical glitches, the RAF revealed at the time, citing electrical landing gear problems.

After that setback, the aircraft, which cost 81 million euros each, were slammed as outdated Cold War relics.


http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=736037&C=airwar
 

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« Responder #66 em: Março 23, 2005, 10:04:57 pm »
CSAF: Raptor, Eurofighter Complementary
 
 
(Source: US Air Force; issued march 22, 2005)
 
 
 WASHINGTON --- The Air Force chief of staff added to his 5,000-plus flying hours with familiarization flights in both the F/A-22 Raptor and the Eurofighter aircraft.  
 
Gen. John P. Jumper said the Eurofighter is both agile and sophisticated, but is still difficult to compare to the F/A-22 Raptor. He is the only person to have flown both aircraft.  
 
"They are different kinds of airplanes to start with," the general said. "It's like asking us to compare a NASCAR car with a Formula 1 car. They are both exciting in different ways, but they are designed for different levels of performance."  
 
The Raptor is the latest addition to the Air Force combat aircraft inventory. The Eurofighter is a combat fighter aircraft designed and produced as a joint effort by several European countries.  
 
Despite being designed for different missions, General Jumper said the Eurofighter and the Raptor are equally high-tech aircraft.  
 
"The Eurofighter is certainly, as far as smoothness of controls and the ability to pull (and sustain high G forces), very impressive," he said. "That is what it was designed to do, especially the version I flew, with the avionics, the color moving map displays, etc. -- all absolutely top notch. The maneuverability of the airplane in close-in combat was also very impressive."  
 
The F/A-22 performs in much the same way as the Eurofighter, General Jumper said. But it has additional capabilities that allow it to perform the Air Force's unique missions.  
 
"The F/A-22 Raptor has stealth and supercruise," he said. "It has the ability to penetrate virtually undetected because of (those) capabilities. It is designed to be a penetrating airplane. It can maneuver with the best of them if it has to, but what you want to be able to do is get into contested airspace no matter where it is."  
 
General Jumper said he believes the Eurofighter and the Raptor will help America's allies and the Air Force each perform their part of the overall mission as they work together to execute the war on terror.  
 
"We do things in a complementary way," he said. "We have been to war with our allies in Desert Storm, in Kosovo and more recently in Afghanistan and Iraq. We all have our roles to play, and the role of the U.S. Air Force is in many ways to kick down the door and make sure the airspace is available for people to do whatever it is they want to do in the air or on the ground under that airspace."  
 
One advantage of having flown the Eurofighter, General Jumper said, is that it allows him to get first-hand knowledge of technology U.S. allies use and to see how America's handiwork stacks up. He said he believes the two aircraft are running neck-and-neck, but America must always be vigilant to ensure it stays on the cutting edge of aviation technology.  
 
"You can see the technology that is out there compared with ours," he said. "You see the avionics and all of the great progress that has been made. You make sure you are not too complacent, because the technology that they have is very competitive with technology that we have."  
 
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« Responder #67 em: Março 29, 2005, 02:27:07 pm »
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El fracaso del Eurofighter[/size]

GEES
 
 El fracaso ha sido doble. Hoy tenemos un avión para enfrentarnos a un enemigo que no existe y la industria europea de defensa se encuentra tecnológicamente aún más lejos de la norteamericana  Los ministros de Defensa de Alemania, Italia, Reino Unido y España aprobaron esta semana en Madrid la denominada segunda trancha de fabricación del avión de combate europeo EF-2000, lo que supondrá un coste adicional superior a los 16 mil millones de euros. El Eurofighter es un programa heredado de la guerra fría que debió ser cancelado hace mucho tiempo. Su desorbitado coste no se justifica ni en términos de necesidad estratégica ni en términos de capacidad tecnológica. Los intereses industriales y la inercia burocrática han pesado más, sin embargo, que los intereses generales de los países participantes. Es un claro ejemplo de cómo perseverar en un error no supone más que agrandarlo con el tiempo.
 
El EFA es un programa que tiene su origen en el año 1977. El objetivo del programa era doble. Por un lado, se trataba de contar con un avión para hacer frente a las fuerzas aeroterrestres del Pacto de Varsovia en el caso de que lanzaran su temida ofensiva en el entonces decisivo Frente Central. Por otro, se intentaba repetir en el terreno militar la experiencia de Airbus, generando una industria aeroespacial de defensa capaz de competir con las grandes corporaciones estadounidenses. El fracaso ha sido doble. Hoy tenemos un avión para enfrentarnos a un enemigo que no existe y la industria europea de defensa se encuentra tecnológicamente aún más lejos de la norteamericana de lo que estaba antes de comenzar el proyecto.
 
El modelo industrial por el que se ha desarrollado el programa es tan caro como ineficaz. Cada país debe desarrollar y construir un porcentaje de cada parte del avión equivalente a su participación financiera del mismo. Este mecanismo ha disparado los costes y ha generado una burocracia responsable de continuos retrasos en el programa. Las empresas más eficientes se han visto lastradas por aquellas otras que tenían derechos políticos adquiridos sobre determinados componentes.
 
Los constantes retrasos han hecho además que el avión haya quedado conceptualmente obsoleto incluso antes de entrar plenamente en servicio. El factor más decisivo es que el avión no incluye ninguna tecnología stealth y, por tanto, no tiene ninguna capacidad furtiva. Esta capacidad resulta vital para poder sobrevivir en el campo de batalla aéreo actual.
 
La mejor prueba del fracaso de este avión es que tan sólo existen 18 unidades pedidas al margen de los países que participan en el programa. Además de este insignificante pedido de Austria, hay algún otro país que se ha interesado en el avión, pero las posibilidades de que se firmen nuevos contratos son cada vez menores.
 
Una segunda prueba del fracaso es que dos de los participantes en el programa, Reino Unido e Italia, se han apuntado al proyecto norteamericano de avión de combate JSF. Por el contrario, ninguna compañía europea se ha planteado lanzar un proyecto post-EF2000 en la seguridad de que sus gobiernos están suficientemente escarmentados como para simplemente pensar en ello.
 
El EF-2000 es en definitiva un proyecto que lastra en gran medida las necesaria transformación de las Fuerzas Armadas europeas. Su enorme coste impide que las nuevas necesidades puedan ser satisfechas con programas verdaderamente innovadores y adaptados a las necesidades estratégicas actuales. El mantenimiento del programa demuestra que las políticas de defensa en Europa están más al servicio de los intereses de los grandes grupos industriales que de la seguridad de sus sociedades.

GEES, Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos.


http://www.libertaddigital.com/opiniones/opi_desa_23940.html
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« Responder #68 em: Março 29, 2005, 07:07:45 pm »
:lol:  :twisted:
 

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« Responder #69 em: Março 29, 2005, 09:59:29 pm »
Com o F35 JSF em 2019.
Artigo 308º

Traição à Pátria

Quem, por meio de violência, ameaça de violência, usurpação ou abuso de funções de soberania:

a) Tentar separar da Mãe-Pátria, ou entregar a país estrangeiro ou submeter à soberania estrangeira, todo o território português ou parte dele
 

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« Responder #70 em: Março 30, 2005, 01:25:23 am »
Citação de: "Miguel"
:lol:  :lol:

Com o Fracasso do Eurofighter, a FAP vai dominar o AR na IBERIA :lol:  :lol:

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Com o F35 JSF em 2019


Para quando a entrada em serviço do 1º F35 JSF ?
Em 2019 já haverá usados no mercado ?
IMPROVISAR, LUSITANA PAIXÃO.....
ALEA JACTA EST.....
«O meu ideal político é a democracia, para que cada homem seja respeitado como indivíduo e nenhum venerado»... Albert Einstein
 

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« Responder #71 em: Março 30, 2005, 07:58:45 pm »
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El factor más decisivo es que el avión no incluye ninguna tecnología stealth y, por tanto, no tiene ninguna capacidad furtiva.

Esta frase basta para descrever o conhecimento que os autores, o tal "GEES" tem sobre o Eurofighter Typhoon : NULO.

Portanto, eu consideraria com MUITA suspeita todo o resto do artigo.

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Com o F35 JSF em 2019.

Só se for no LOMAC ou CFS  :wink:

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Para quando a entrada em serviço do 1º F35 JSF ?


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Low-rate initial production is expected in 2007. The USMC and the USAF will get their first evaluation aircraft in 2008, with the Marines reaching operational capability in 2010 and the Air Force reaching operational capability in 2011. The USN and the UK will get their first evaluation aircraft in 2010, leading to operational status in 2012 for both. Of course, schedules tend to change during the course of a program.


Isto é o planeado, e como todos os programas militares deve sofrer algum atraso...

Portanto, em 2019 NÃO haverá JSFs usados disponíveis.
I hope that you accept Nature as It is - absurd.

R.P. Feynman
 

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« Responder #72 em: Março 30, 2005, 10:28:46 pm »
Estamos mesmo mal: os aviões ainda nem sequer começaram a ser produzidos em série (nem se sabe se serão) e já se está a pensar em comprá-los em segunda mão!  :mrgreen:
Ai de ti Lusitânia, que dominarás em todas as nações...
 

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« Responder #73 em: Março 31, 2005, 09:33:31 pm »
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Estamos mesmo mal: os aviões ainda nem sequer começaram a ser produzidos em série (nem se sabe se serão) e já se está a pensar em comprá-los em segunda mão!  :cry:
Acho que um dia destes ainda se faz uma estátua do prof. Cavaco à entrada da base aérea de Monte Real. Foi o único que comprou aviões de combate novos no pós-25Abril :mrgreen:
IMPROVISAR, LUSITANA PAIXÃO.....
ALEA JACTA EST.....
«O meu ideal político é a democracia, para que cada homem seja respeitado como indivíduo e nenhum venerado»... Albert Einstein
 

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« Responder #74 em: Abril 04, 2005, 01:23:17 pm »
BAE Systems Bids Farewell to 17 (R) Sqn as They Head for New Home at RAF Coningsby
 
 
(Source: BAE Systems; issued April 1, 2005)
 
 
 The first Royal Air Force Typhoon squadron left BAE Systems Warton site today, bound for RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, their first RAF base in the UK.  
 
The squadron, which has been based at Warton for the past fifteen months under the ' Case White ' Entry Into Service programme, is responsible for the Operational Test and Evaluation of the RAF ' s newest combat aircraft. 17 Sqn is led by Wg Cdr Jon Hitchcock, who flew the aircraft this morning - which also happens to be the first production standard single-seat aircraft to be delivered to the RAF.  
 
Case White, the partnered programme which sees Typhoon delivered to the RAF at Warton in order to ease the aircraft ' s entry to service, has been a resounding success. The first squadron are heading off to Coningsby on schedule, and Typhoon has outperformed the highest expectations of reliability and serviceability, with the team outflying even the stretch target by as much as 15%, and more than 1300 flying hours completed.  
 
The Case White programme continues, with 29 Sqn due to move to Coningsby in the summer. Further pilots will begin flying training next week, and RAF ground crew will progressively take over operations in preparation for the move.  
 
Wg Cdr Hitchcock said:  
 
"Bringing Typhoon into service in a partnered programme like Case White has been really beneficial, allowing us to build up knowledge and experience while taking advantage of the infrastructure and expertise BAE Systems has built up in developing the aircraft. But it will be a tremendous feeling for us all on 17 Sqn when we take this aircraft - and I ' m very proud to be flying our first single seat today - to RAF Coningsby, where it belongs. "  
 
 
The Eurofighter Typhoon is the world's most advanced swing-role combat aircraft, developed by the leading aerospace companies, Alenia Aeronautica, BAE Systems and EADS, of the four partner countries, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. Eurofighter Typhoon features unrivalled technology, designed for the defence needs of the 21st Century.  
 
Agile and highly maneuverable, the twin-engine Eurofighter Typhoon is designed to operate from hastily prepared bases and small runways for worldwide operations. It is equipped with an advanced multi-mode radar and an extensive range of sensors and electronic countermeasures.  
 
The aircraft's ability to gain air superiority beyond visual range (BVR) and in close combat, and at the same time deliver high sortie rates against air, naval and ground targets in all weathers with a variety of weapons, demands close attention to pilot workload. In Eurofighter the pilot flies through use of a computerised flight control system, which offers full carefree handling.  
 
A strong emphasis has been placed on reducing cost of ownership in addition to outstanding performance and flight safety. Reliability, low cost of maintenance and a sophisticated on-board testing system ensure ease of day to day management and through life costs. Eurofighter Typhoon is less expensive to run than the generation of aircraft it is designed to replace.  
 
The Eurofighter partner nations will take delivery of 620 aircraft: 180 for Germany, 121 for Italy, 87 for Spain and 232 for the United Kingdom. Almost 40 aircraft have been delivered and are in service around Europe  
 
Austria recently confirmed its contract for the purchase of 18 aircraft, and Eurofighter Typhoon has also been selected by Greece to meet its requirements for a future fighter. The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defence has agreed an industrial participation programme with Eurofighter for the future enhancement of the weapon system, and Singapore has selected Eurofighter Typhoon for the final phase of its Next Generation Fighter competition.  
 
 
BAE Systems has major operations across five continents and customers in some 130 countries. The company has more than 90,000 people and generates annual sales of over £13 billion through its wholly-owned and joint venture operations.  
 
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