Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Successful Dual Firing Marks Major Milestone On Meteor Programme For Eurofighter Typhoon  




Eurofighter Typhoon has successfully completed a simultaneous firing of two MBDA Meteor Beyond Visual Range air-to-air missiles as part of a major programme of work to integrate the weapon on to the aircraft.
 
The test was conducted using Airbus Defence & Space Instrumented Production Aircraft (IPA) 4 with the support of BAE Systems, Eurofighter GmbH, MBDA and the UK‘s Ministry of Defence.
 
The trial was used to test successful engagement of targets and the simultaneous two-way data link between two missiles and the aircraft.  The data gathered follows a series of six successful Meteor firings conducted from Eurofighter Typhoon in 2016.  Following loading activity at BAE Systems’ Military Air & Information site, in Warton, UK, the trials took place over the UK’s Hebrides Range.
 
It is the latest successful flight trial conducted by the Eurofighter Partner Companies as part of a major programme of work to add additional capability on to Eurofighter Typhoon, ensuring it is ready to meet the threats of the future.

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