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METEOR integration work progresses on Typhoon

Typhoon Meteor trials

Typhoon Meteor trials

Meteor trials podcast

 

Integration of the METEOR Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile with the Eurofighter Typhoon progresses as the cockpit design is trialed by pilots at BAE Systems.

 

Pilots from each of the Eurofighter Nations were invited to take part in the METEOR cockpit assessment trials led by us at our Warton site in Lancashire.  Supported by a team of engineers, the pilots flew various missions in a Typhoon simulator redesigned to incorporate METEOR weapon functionality.  The trials were successful resulting in a series of recommendations for the final cockpit design.

Steve Long, BAE Systems test pilot took part in the trials and said:  “One of the most important things to consider when integrating a new missile is to make sure that from a pilot’s perspective it is intuitive to use.  In a combat environment there is no room for failure.  It has to be intuitive; it has to be fool proof.  The trials have involved working through countless scenarios to make sure that the addition of this new capability is designed into the aircraft with the user in mind.”

Talking about the capability METEOR will provide for future Typhoon combat pilots Steve added:  “METEOR is an incredibly important capability enhancement for Typhoon.  As a pilot you want to know you have an advantage, that you have something better than your opponent.  Having METEOR sat under your wings means you’re stepping into an aircraft that instantly gives you the confidence and reassurance to conduct your mission.”

METEOR, a beyond visual range air to air missile manufactured by MBDA, will provide the Typhoon aircraft with cutting edge weapons capability.  Featuring advanced air breathing motor technology and the latest electronics to deliver optimum combat performance, METEOR will ensure that Typhoon remains the worlds most advanced multi role aircraft, complementing Eurofighter's Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile capability.

METEOR has been flown and safely jettisoned from the Typhoon aircraft and a first firing is planned to take place before the end of 2012. In operational service Typhoon will carry METEOR missiles designed to optimise Beyond Visual Range engagement performance.

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Issue Number:  099/2012
 

 

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  • Typhoon for UK Business page
  • Public debut, Farnborough, September 1986.
  • Clean aircraft configuration tests in the Warton 9ftx7ft wind tunnel.
  • EAP starboard wing in the assembly jig at the BAe Samlesbury site
  • Utilities management system integration and software development rig, 7 hangar Warton.
  • Final assembly systems build testing in 2 hangar, Warton.
  • A celebration for the 100th EAP flight at Paris. Dave Ward 4th from the left.
  • Experimental Aircraft Programme in-flight.
  • Experimental Aircraft Programme in-flight.
  • Radar cross section measurements at Warton after completion of the flight test programme.
  • Experimental Aircraft Programme in-flight.
  • EAP taking to the skies with Hawks, Harriers and Tornados. Copyright: Geoffrey Lee
  • EAP taking to the skies with the Red Arrows.
  • EAP.
  • Experimental Aircraft Programme in-flight.
  • Experimental Aircraft Programme in-flight.
  • The EAP ‘Roll-out’ ceremony in 302 hangar at Warton on 16th April 1986.
  • First flight at Warton, 8th August 1986.
  • The German Air Force takes delivery of the 400th aircraft during special ceremony at Cassidian’s Military Air Systems Center in Manching, Southern Germany.
  • Our Typhoon Full Scale Replica at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • Our Typhoon Full Scale Replica at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • Flight Lieutenant Jamie Norris takes to the skies in a Typhoon at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • Flight Lieutenant Jamie Norris takes to the skies in a Typhoon at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • Two Typhoon jets and a Hawk AJT arrive at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • Visitors watch as Flight Lieutenant Jamie Norris takes to the skies in a Typhoon at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • Visitors at the Typhoon Full Scale Replica by our Pavilion at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • Flight Lieutenant Jamie Norris takes to the skies in a Typhoon at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • Flight Lieutenant Jamie Norris performs his display in Typhoon at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • UK Prime Minister David Cameron talks to Flight Lieutenant Jamie Norris by the Typhoon Full Scale Replica at our stand at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • The Red Arrows by the Typhoon Full Scale Replica at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • First Tranche 3 Typhoon undergoes engine ground runs
  • Malaysian Prime Minister visits the BAE Systems stand at LIMA 2013
  • Typhoon full scale replica at LIMA 2013
  • Typhoon over Kuala Lumpa
  • Typhoon takes off at LIMA 2013
  • Typhoon over Kuala Lumpa
  • Eurofighter Typhoon over Malaysia
  • Ian King and Prime Minister David Cameron in Oman following contract signature
  • Prime Minister David Cameron shakes hands with an RAF pilot in Oman
  • Typhoon on take off
  • Typhoon air-to-air
  • Typhoon lit in a hangar
  • Typhoon sunset
  • Typhoon air-to-air afterburner
 

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