Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
  • ISRO scientists unfurl antenna of RISAT-2BR1 satellite:-Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday undertook an operation to unfurl the antenna that was inside the radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1, a day after it was launched from Sriharikota, around 130 kms from here....
  • US Congress consents to designate India's NAVIC as allied system:-The US Congress has consented to designate India's NAVIC as its allied navigational satellite system along with the Galileo of the European Union and QZSS of Japan....
  • US tests ballistic missile over Pacific:-The United States tested a medium-range ballistic missile on Thursday, the second test in four months of an offensive missile that would have been banned by a US-Russia arms treaty that Washington exited in August....
  • GRSE hands over LCU amphibious ship to Indian Navy:-Adding to the country's maritime security prowess, warship builder Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) has delivered a Landing Craft Utility (LCU) to the Indian Navy, GRSE said here on Thursday....

British Air Force receives advanced Typhoon fighter jets

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

The Eurofighter Typhoon. A BAE Systems photo

LONDON (BNS): The Royal Air Force (RAF) has started operating the "most advanced" fighter jet in its arsenal – the upgraded Eurofighter Typhoon – after taking its delivery from the BAE Systems.

The refurbished Typhoons, upgraded by BAE under the Phase 1 Enhancements (P1E) programme, are now capable of conducting air-to-air task or air-to-surface task or a combination of both during a single mission.

The aircraft upgrades include enhanced computing power, weapons systems integration advancements and improved sensor suites, making Typhoon even more potent. The P1E enhancements package delivers much more flexibility in mission planning. Divided into two elements, Phase 1 Enhancements (a) and Phase 1Enhancements (b), the latter takes the multi-role concept to a new level.

"P1Eb allows Typhoon to begin realising its air-to-surface capability while also delivering in the air-to-air arena. Our ability to switch between air-to-air and air-to-surface modes is a big step, providing great flexibility for our pilots on Operations. This is a key step to delivering capability for the UK's Interim Force 15," according to Typhoon Requirements Manager, Wing Commander Stephen Williams.

The upgrade enables the jets to carry the Paveway IV precision-guided bombs for the first time. The weapon will provide enhanced air-to-surface capability with the ability to attack up to six separate targets at one go by using GPS guidance.

Besides, the Typhoons are also fitted with upgraded radar and sensor systems, improved avionics, upgrades for the aircraft's Defensive Aids Sub System and improved communications systems.

The warplane is equipped with the Litening III targeting pod for high resolution targeting imagery and precision targeting information to the aircraft, pilot and weapon, according to BAE Systems.

The company is upgrading 35 of the RAF Tranche 2 Typhoons under the P1E programme in a £950 million contract. The first 17 have been delivered with a further 18 set to be delivered by April 2015.


Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

Indian Navy's long-term plan is to have three aircraft carriers: Navy chief

The Indian Navy's long-term plan is to have three aircraft carriers, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh said on Tuesday, and added that the first indigenous aircraft carrier will be fully operational by 2022.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems


Brahmand World Defence Update 2019

Image Gallery