A BAE Systems Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft featuring the latest weapons fit will display at the 2016 Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) and Farnborough International Air Show.
A UK Typhoon aircraft will take to the skies at the RIAT show on July 8, 9 and 10 followed by this year’s Farnborough International Air Show, with BAE Systems Experimental Test Pilot Nat Makepeace at the controls.
The display will demonstrate Typhoon carrying four Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air to Air missiles, two Brimstone 2 low collateral precision strike weapons, two ASRAAM missiles and two Paveway IV laser guided precision weapons.
A significant contracted programme of work is currently being conducted by the Eurofighter Partner Companies, with the support of MBDA, Eurofighter GmbH and the UK Ministry of Defence, towards the integration Phase 2 and Phase 3 Enhancement packages for Typhoon.
Phase 1 Enhancements were delivered on to the aircraft last year, underlining Typhoon as a high-end multi-role weapon system with unmatched air-to-air capability and the integration of Paveway IV for precision air-to-surface operations.
With Phase 2, Typhoon will gain a deep attack capability through the integration of the Storm Shadow air-to-surface deep strike missile and a beyond visual range capability through integration of Meteor.
Phase 3 Enhancements will introduce a low collateral precision strike air-to-surface capability to Typhoon through Brimstone.
Source: BAE Systems PLC