Germany (DefenceTalk): Eurofighter Typhoon will participate in the 10th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2011, the largest defense and security event in the Middle East and North African region which takes place from Sunday 20th to Thursday 24th February, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), in the United Arab Emirates.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, IDEX 2011 is a perfect showcase for the Typhoon, the most advanced multi-role combat aircraft available on the market today.
Eurofighter 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% 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 the Typhoon opens the door to industrial collaborations between local industry and Eurofighter’s partner companies. 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.
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.
Eurofighter Typhoon is the world’s most advanced new generation real multi-role/swing-role combat aircraft available on the market and has been ordered by six nations (Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Austria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). With 707 aircraft under contract, it is Europe’s largest military collaborative programme and delivers leading-edge technology, strengthening Europe’s aerospace industry in the global competition.
More than 100,000 jobs in 400 companies are secured by the programme. Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH manages the programme on behalf of the Eurofighter Partner Companies: Alenia Aeronautica/Finmeccanica, BAE Systems, EADS CASA and EADS Deutschland, Europe’s foremost aerospace companies with a total turnover of approx. EUR 88 billion (2008).