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Airbus Delivers Latest Standard Eurofighter to Spanish Air Force

: Jan 23, 2018 - : 5:18 pm

The Spanish Air Force has taken delivery of the first two Eurofighter Typhoons produced Airbus Defence and Space in the latest configuration with enhanced air-to-surface capabilities. The remaining six of the 73 aircraft will be delivered to the same P1Eb FW standard this year and in 2019.

Spanish procurement agency DGAM took delivery of the aircraft on 22 December and they were subsequently ferried to Albacete air force base to enter service. The aircraft were manufactured at the Getafe Final Assembly Line in the P1Eb FW (Phase 1 Enhanced Further Work) configuration, thus marking a key step in the overall Eurofighter evolution plan. The same configuration is being retrofitted to in-service aircraft by other Eurofighter nations as it provides, among other improvements, increased integration of a variety of air-to-surface weapons and enhanced targeting.

“The smooth introduction of these enhanced features is a vital element of Eurofighter’s evolution,” said Airbus Operating Officer, Military Aircraft, Alberto Gutierrez. “It is a big tribute to the Airbus and Spanish customer teams that they achieved this on-time through effective collaboration and clearly demonstrates the rich manufacturing capability here at Getafe.”

“The entry into service of these aircraft is the outcome of strong collaborative activity between our personnel and those of Airbus,” said DGAM Head of Aeronautical Systems Gen Léon Antonio Machés. “It is an excellent illustration of the technical expertise that will support many more years of Eurofighter industrial activity in Spain.”


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