Eurofighter displays ultimate air power at Idex
Abu Dhabi, February 20, 2011
Eurofighter Typhoon is showcasing its ultimate air power at the 10th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) expo in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
Eurofighter said it will display a selection from the full range of capabilities of the Typhoon at the show, including:
•The Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar that offers an optimised array with the addition of an innovative re-positioner to broaden the field of regard to +/- 1000, some 50 per cent wider than traditional fixed plate AESA radar systems on offer with other fighters.
•The most advanced Helmet Mounted Symbology System (HMSS) that forms a key component of Eurofighter Typhoon’s weapon system, improving tactical performance for Eurofighter pilots by providing essential flight and weapon aiming information through line of sight imagery.
•The Meteor missile, considered the “game changer” in terms of kill probablity thanks to its dynamic performances, speed and range.
•The Thrust Vectoring Nozzle for the Eurojet EJ200 engines.
The technological development of Typhoon opens the door to industrial collaborations between local industry and Eurofighter’s partner companies, said a company statement.
The programme offers the opportunity to develop a partnership with the biggest and most advanced European high-tech aerospace companies within the growing technology and industrial base of the Gulf region, it added.
Already in service with the Royal Saudi Air Force, the Typhoon is considered the perfect “desert eagle”.
The aircraft already demonstrates its full capabilities in the hot and humid climate of the Gulf region. Thanks to its exceptional thrust-to-weight ratio, the Typhoon suffers less than other fighters in challenging environments and is able to fully exploit its payload capability and range performances.
Totally interoperable with current and predicted Gulf and allied Air Forces assets, the Typhoon is the ideal coalition fighter to offer deterrence to the Gulf States today and in the future, it added.-TradeArabia News Service