Phase 2 Enhancement (P2E) will bring a range of new, long-range capabilities to the aircraft.
Industry development flight testing for the P2E programme was completed in 2017, ahead of testing and evaluation with the Royal Air Force.
P2E will bring a range of new, long-range capabilities to the aircraft including:
- A deep attack capability enabling stand-off targeting of high value assets through the integration of the Storm Shadow Air-to -Surface cruise missile.
- A Beyond Visual Range capability through integration of the Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air missile, providing enhanced capability against a variety of targets such as agile fast jets, Unmanned Air Vehicles and cruise missiles.
- In April 2017, successful development testing of Meteor missiles from Typhoon aircraft was completed, leading to an Operational evaluation with the UK Royal Air Force.