Sunday, December 4, 2022

Fleet of Eurofighter Typhoon passes 500,000 flying hours

The Eurofighter Typhoon fleet is celebrating after passing the 500,000 flying hours mark, as it cements its place at the heart of European air defense.

The Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH confirmed that the multi-role combat aircraft’s fleet of 623 airframes passed the half million hour mark thanks to recent deliveries of new aircraft and increased policing and combat operations.

“Passing the 500,000 flying hours milestone underscores the fact that today Eurofighter Typhoon is the backbone of NATO’s European air defense,“ CEO of Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH, Volker Paltzo said.


“But, looking to future horizons, it will continue to be developed to defend against all threats for decades to come. The aircraft will play a key role in the future battlespace, and will be a central pillar in any future European combat air system, developing and integrating key technologies that will feed into that future system,” added Volker Paltzo.

In the future, Eurofighter Typhoon will get a new electronically scanned array radar, an enhanced human-machine interface and new weapons.
Eurofighter is the biggest and most successful defense collaboration programme ever undertaken in Europe. It has provided security, industrial and economic cooperation and sustainment on a previously unseen scale. It is the model for future defense and industrial collaboration in Europe.
Photo by BAE Systems
Photo by BAE Systems
Photo by BAE Systems
Photo by BAE Systems

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