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4 mars 2014 2 04 /03 /mars /2014 19:50
First Tranche 3 Eurofighter for Italy emerges

 

Mar. 4, 2014 by Craig Hoyle - FG

 

London - Italy’s first Tranche 3 production example of the Eurofighter Typhoon has been rolled out from Alenia Aermacchi’s Turin-Caselle final assembly line, ahead of being handed over within the next few months.

 

“The Italian single-seat aircraft number 64 is now ready for engine tests, and will be delivered within the first half of this year,” the Eurofighter consortium says.

 

Italy’s air force is to receive 21 aircraft under the four-nation programme’s Tranche 3A production phase, with a further combined 91 to be accepted by Germany, Spain and the UK.

 

The Italian air force has a current active fleet of 71 Eurofighters, and is also yet to receive its last three examples in the Tranche 2 configuration, according to Flightglobal’s MiliCAS database.

 

The emergence of the second aircraft in the new standard – which follows a lead Royal Air Force example flown for the first time by a BAE Systems test pilot last December – comes days after Germany’s defence ministry confirmed it will not proceed with the Eurofighter programme’s previously expected Tranche 3B activity. This was to have delivered the last 124 aircraft from an originally-planned umbrella contract for 620 of the type signed by the partner nations. Italy, Spain and the UK also plan to halt their acquisition of the Typhoon on the completion of their 3A order.

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11 décembre 2013 3 11 /12 /décembre /2013 12:50
Premier vol du Typhoon Tranche 3

 

 

10 décembre Aerobuzz.fr

 

BAE annonce le premier vol de la dernière version de l’avion de combat européen Typhoon. Cet appareil, qui appartient à la Tranche 3 de production est pré équipé pour recevoir des réservoirs additionnels conformes au-dessus du fuselage et un radar à antenne active E-Captor dans le nez. Il sera également capable de mettre en œuvre les missiles Storm Shadow et météor. Le Typhoon Tranche 3 représente un jalon majeur dans le développement de cet avion prometteur.

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