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First Tranche 3 Typhoon is on the move

Tranche 3 Typhoon

Tranche 3 Typhoon


Evolution of Typhoon Tranche 3 capability


The first Tranche 3 Typhoon, BS116, has been transferred from final assembly to the paint shop facility where it spent two weeks getting a makeover - check out the video and learn more about the painting process.

Next pit stop

The Tranche 3 jet will progress to the hush house, our sound-proofed engine testing facility, for a series of engine ground runs in the next few weeks.  First test flights are expected to take place in September/October 2013.

Tranche 3 capability includes over 350 modified parts designed, engineered and assembled ready to incorporate the most advanced capability enhancements.

Capability enhancements

Enhancements include provision for conformal fuel tanks and extra electrical power and cooling to cater for an E-Scan radar which will enhance performance, reliability and availability whilst delivering lower support costs for Typhoon customers.  Extra computing power and high speed data network systems will give the aircraft capacity for even more capability in the future.

About the Tranche 3A contract

Under the Tranche 3A contract signed in 2009, a total of 112 aircraft have been ordered for the four European partner nations of Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, with 40 aircraft bound for the Royal Air Force.

Deliveries of Tranche 3 Typhoons are expected to start later this year.


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Typhoon gallery

  • Typhoon over Kuala Lumpa
  • RSAF Typhoon roll out ceremony
  • Typhoon takes off at LIMA 2013
  • Malaysian Prime Minister visits the BAE Systems stand at LIMA 2013
  • Typhoon Maintenance and Upgrade
  • Joe Parker, Eurofighter Export Director hands over the honorary squadron sword to Wing Commander Mark Flewing
  • Typhoon and the Moon
  • Prime Minister David Cameron shakes hands with an RAF pilot in Oman
  • Typhoon helmet
  • Ian King and Prime Minister David Cameron in Oman following contract signature
  • Eurofighter Typhoon at Dubai Air Show
  • Typhoon
  • Typhoon in flight
  • Single-seat RAF Typhoons
  • Typhoon in flight
  • Typhoon thumbs up - Crown copyright
  • Typhoon test rig
  • Typhoon in flight
  • Typhoon on runway
  • Typhoon swing-role
  • Typhoon helmet - front and back view
  • Typhoon in the Electronic Warfare Test Facility
  • Typhoon data management
  • Typhoon over Dubai
  • Typhoon replica canopy
  • Typhoon replica at Defence Services Asia exhibition
  • Typhoon replica fully loaded
  • Typhoon replica at Malaysia exhibition 2012 - front view
  • Typhoon replica cockpit at Malaysia exhibition 2012
  • Typhoon multi-role aircraft
  • Typhoon replica at Malaysia exhibition 2012
  • Malaysia exhibition 2012 Typhoon replica
  • Delivery of last Retrofit 2 upgraded Typhoon
  • Quick Reaction Alert at RAF Coningsby
  • Typhoon Tranche 3 Front Fuselage
  • Typhoon 29 Squadron
  • Night Vision Goggles
  • Typhoon fly past of HMS Daring
  • Alan Quinn with a Typhoon and Red Nose
  • Typhoon
  • 4 RAF Typhoons over water
  • Typhoon air-to-air afterburner
  • Copyright Eurofighter Kat
  • Typhoon sunset
  • Typhoon Mainentance