Four Block 8 Eurofighter Typhoons were delivered to their new home, German Fighter Wing 73 “Steinhoff” last week, following a period of QRA duties and in-service testing at Fighter Wing 74 in Neuburg in Southern Germany.
On the 14th April, two Tranche 2 aircraft were delivered to the base in Laage, Northern Germany followed by a further two Eurofighter Typhoons on the 16th April. The first Tranche 2 deliveries to Germany began in December 2008.
Type acceptance for Block 8 was agreed in 2008 and sees a new suite of computers with more processing power introduced on all Tranche 2 aircraft. This enhances the Eurofighter Typhoon’s capabilities in its air-to-ground role and also enables the integration of new armaments in the future.