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Eurofighter Typhoon

Typhoon Flying Sunset
The world's most advanced new generation multi-role/swing-role combat aircraft available on the market.

Flexible, agile and enduring, it provides simultaneously deployable Air-to-Air and Air-to-Surface capabilities. It is in successful operation in six nations and on order in two more.

Typhoon gives air forces the capability to effectively deliver a full spectrum of air operations - from air policing and peace support, through to high intensity conflict, thanks to its inherent flexibility and adaptability. The aircraft's swing-role capability provides the widest possible range of air-to-air and air-to-surface mission profiles.

Together with our partners we have developed an aircraft that boasts unrivalled combat capability, impressive situational awareness, high survivability and the most advanced array of integrated sensors. In short, Typhoon is a total solution for any modern air force.

The next step for Typhoon, P2E:

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Phase 2 Enhancement is the next step forward for Typhoon in developing its capability and prowess as the world’s best Swing-Role Fighter. A two part enhancement [P2E(a) & P2E(b)], it will deliver the complete integration of the battle-proven Storm Shadow stand-off missile.
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High kinetic effort, through massive performance has always been a trump card for Typhoon. The P2E(b) boosts that air-to-air dominance through the ability to deploy the Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile. With a ‘No Escape’ zone three times greater than current MRAAMs and a variable throttle to increase missile lethality, the combination of Meteor and Typhoon will continue to deter future threats.

Striker II Helmet

Pete Kosogorin - Striker II
Every bit as important as a Typhoon's weapon enhancements, the Striker II helmet is at the forefront of aviation engineering. Incorporating advanced HMI (Human Machine Interface) technology, to create an even closer link between pilot and aircraft. With new features like Heads-up displays (HUD) and built in night vision technology, the Striker II will be a vital asset to Typhoon pilots of the future.
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To find out about the Helmet currently in use on Typhoon, click here:

E-Scan Radar

Theatre dominance comes through reach, vision and performance. Eurofighter Typhoon’s AESA radar, the Captor-E is now in developmental flight test on the aircraft. The large-area nose of the Eurofighter Typhoon allows more than 1,000 Transmit receive Modules to be fitted increasing maximum detection range and power. An innovative re-positioner offer an exceptionally wide field of regard giving huge tactical advantage and flexibility. In addition, the system offers simultaneous multifunctional performance and capability, Data-link capabilities, electronic attack and electronic support measures.
An infographic on E-Scan radar's capabilities

How to Build a Typhoon

The Typhoon has been developed by four of the world's leading aerospace companies
How to build a Typhoon - workshare How to build a Typhoon - workshare

The partner companies involved include ourselves, Airbus Defence and Space (Germany), Alenia Aermacchi of Italy and Airbus Defence and Space (Spain). Each of the European Partner Companies has responsibility for different elements of the aircraft build with production work-shares corresponding to the number of aircraft ordered by each nation.

The partnership operates through Eurofighter GmbH, the company set up to manage the development and production of the Typhoon.


Did you know?

The first of a new standard of Typhoon (Tranche 3) takes to the skies as part of its series of flight tests.
  • A single load of Typhoon fuel can send a Ford Ka around the world 6 times
  • Typhoon can pull up to 9g which creates loads equivalent to no less than 30 elephants pressing down on the wings
  • Typhoon can fly from Lands End to John ‘O Groats (603 miles) in under 30 mins
  • Alternatively we could go from London to Birmingham in under 6 mins
  • From releasing its brakes a Typhoon can take off in under 8 seconds
  • Typhoon can be supersonic in under 30 seconds

Typhoon Performance Statistics

Technical Data
Mass Empty - 11,000 kg
Max Take-off Mass - >23,500 kg
Engines - Two Eurojet EJ200 Reheated turbofans
In-service Life - Minimum 30 Years/6,000 Flying Hours
Performance Characteristics with a full air to air missile fit
Ceiling – 55,000ft
Max Speed – Mach 2.0
Brakes off to lift off – 8 Seconds