Monday, October 1, 2012

Eurofighter Typhoon's Phase 1 Enhancements Testing

The Eurofighter Typhoon development fleet has begun flight testing the final part of the Phase 1 Enhancements (P1Eb) programme with completion and delivery to the customers scheduled by the end of 2013. This final step of the First Batch of Enhancements Contract introduces a host of important improvements to the Eurofighter Typhoon capabilities.

These improvements include full Air-to-Surface integration on Eurofighter Typhoon (including Laser Designator Pod), full smart bomb integration, modern secure Indentification Friend or Foe (IFF) known as Mode 5, improved Radios and Direct Voice Input, Air-to-Surface Helmet Mounted Sight System, improved Air-to-Air capabilities including digital integration of Short Range Air-to-Air Missiles and updated MIDS datalink functionalities for enhanced interoperability with Coalition Forces.

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