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    Quote Originally Posted by Kongjun33 View Post
    Bad advertising during Indian evaluation...
    I seriously doubt the Indian evaluation is in jeopardy because an Austrian EF had problems with the hook.

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    A security landing with the arrestor hook is daily routine. In the German Luftwaffe this happens once or twice a week with all kinds of planes. I'm willing to bet that within the US of A with its large fleet you have one or two comparable incidents a day. A "damage" of 15.000 € is also not really worth mentioning. The Austrian air force simply did not report it as there is nothing to report, but then the yellow press heard about it and speculated about a "secret crash". Retarded Austrians are retarded..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman the German View Post
    A hint for the Brimstone...?



    http://eurofighter.com/po_bl.asp?id=176
    Is Brimstone integrated? Maybe only a general statement that they going to test A2G ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman the German View Post
    A security landing with the arrestor hook is daily routine. In the German Luftwaffe this happens once or twice a week with all kinds of planes. I'm willing to bet that within the US of A with its large fleet you have one or two comparable incidents a day. A "damage" of 15.000 € is also not really worth mentioning. The Austrian air force simply did not report it as there is nothing to report, but then the yellow press heard about it and speculated about a "secret crash". Retarded Austrians are retarded..
    X2. 15000 is nothing as far as costs in aviation goes. I think the main issue however, would be the landing gear not coming down when it was first tried.

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    I mean, this s not the first time with the Typhoon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sancho78 View Post
    Is Brimstone integrated? Maybe only a general statement that they going to test A2G ammo.
    Its not integrated yet, however the UK wants it and maybe they are already working on it or may be until the trials start. Why would they use "dropping precision guided munitions" and "firing air-to-ground missiles" in the same sentence if only bombs were meant? I dunno though...

    Exercises will include dropping precision guided munitions and launching air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman the German View Post
    ...I'm willing to bet that within the US of A with its large fleet you have one or two comparable incidents a day...
    I was at Nellis a few months back when a F-15 came in with a hook landing in an emergency recovery. It was at sunset and the sparks created by the arrestor hook created quite a show. The mood on base was "business as usual." I wish I had my video camera out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kongjun33 View Post
    I mean, this s not the first time with the Typhoon!
    And what was the last time? Do you think that only happens to the EF? See Rapier55's post..

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    Sure it's not the case! But just see the american F-15, this plane suffered mishaps in the past, and has been mothballed for a while since the problems have been found and solved. A recurent particular problem (with the landing gear) could show something wrong with the assembly/production line (for example), though. Perhaps it s not a good time to say Typhoons would be mothballed since the aircraft is in a stiff competition in India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman the German View Post
    Its not integrated yet, however the UK wants it and maybe they are already working on it or may be until the trials start. Why would they use "dropping precision guided munitions" and "firing air-to-ground missiles" in the same sentence if only bombs were meant? I dunno though...
    What about Storm Shadow, Taurus, or anti-ship, -radiation missiles? These should be more interesting for India, than the Brimstone right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sancho78 View Post
    What about Storm Shadow, Taurus, or anti-ship, -radiation missiles? These should be more interesting for India, than the Brimstone right?
    Are Indians interested in a good interceptor or a complete multirole fighter first?!

    In this contest, I don t understand why officials claimed the Eurofighter jet s leading... The Typhoon is not really a proven multirole fighter, some other contenders (US, Russian and french) have better offers.
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    I stumbled across a great you tube-channel, a user collected some Eurofighter maneuvers:

    Eurofighter Typhoon performing it's trademark High Alpha Velocity Vector (HAVV) Roll.


    'Fish Hook' 180 break turn.


    Typhoon performing a ridiculously tight 360 deg turn.


    Pitch-up to vertical climb.

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    [SIZE="4"]Saudi Arabia Buys MBDA Missiles: Sources[/SIZE]
    By ANDREW CHUTER, LONDON

    Published: 19 Feb 2010 14:39


    Saudi Arabia has signed a deal to acquire the Storm Shadow cruise missile from European weapons builder MBDA as part of a Tornado strike aircraft update package, said industry sources here.

    The weapons package also includes the Brimstone anti-armor missile, they said.

    Earlier plans to include the ASRAAM short-range air-to-air missile ended last year when the Saudis selected Diehl BGT Defence's rival IRIS-T for Tornado and the Typhoon fighter.

    French-based weapons firm MBDA, in which BAE is a major shareholder, has always refused to discuss negotiations even though a Saudi aircraft being modified at BAE's Warton aerospace complex in the U.K. was photographed taking off on a test flight carrying a Storm Shadow.

    News of the contract signing emerged as a result of an entry in BAE Systems' preliminary results for 2009.

    The document said that "significant incremental orders totalling 1.2 billion ($1.9 billion) were received in the period for the Tornado Sustainment Programme weapons contract, naval minehunter mid-life update and a multi-year naval training program."

    MBDA seemed unaware the deal had been made public. A spokesman declined to confirm any details, saying it was "up to the Ministry of Defence or the customer to comment."

    BAE revealed last year that it was upgrading three Saudi minehunters originally supplied by the VT Group in the mid-1990s.

    The British-based company employs around 4,900 people in Saudi Arabia supporting the Tornado, Hawk trainer and other programs.

    Last year, the company delivered the first eight of 72 Typhoons purchased by the Saudis and agreed on a package to support the aircraft.

    The first deliveries of the Tactica armored security vehicle for the Saudi National Guard commenced in 2009 and a support package has been secured by the company.

    BAE chief executive Ian King said Feb. 18 that future Saudi orders might include more Tactica orders, upgrades to Bradley armored vehicles, and the purchase of mine-protected vehicles.

    The company admitted, though, that it was having problems with a command-and-control, communications, computers and intelligence program it signed in 2006 with the Saudis.

    The C4I program remains "challenging and discussions continue with the aim of agreeing the definition of a solution that meets customer requirements" said the results document.

    E-mail: achuter@defensenews.com.
    Source: Defense News

    Storm Shadow and Brimstone - well I guess Saudia Arabia will use these on their future EF2000's as well.

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    Not news in the same sense as the above, but here's a pic of a Typhoon down at Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands:



    They've recently been given the famous Maltese Cross tail marking, a symbol of the RAF's struggle to defend Malta against the Luftwaffe with 3 obsolete Gloster Gladiator biplanes named Faith, Hope, and Charity. A fourth Typhoon based at Mount Pleasant is named Desperation.

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    Nice one. Cool tradition also.

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