Eurofighter Typhoon DA1 - Air-to-Air Refuelling.Hallbergmoos, Germany, July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Eurofighter GmbH Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH (English: Eurofighter Fighter aircraft GmbH) is a multinational company that co-ordinates the design, production and upgrade of the Eurofighter Typhoon, this includes incorporating the jet engines designed and manufactured by EuroJet Turbo has carried out in-flight refuelling re·fu·el
v. re·fu·eled also re·fu·elled, re·fu·el·ing also re·fu·el·ling, re·fu·els also re·fu·els
To supply again with fuel.
v.intr. trails with a Eurofighter Typhoon This article is about a fighter aircraft. For the computer game, see Eurofighter Typhoon (computer game).
“EF2000” redirects here. For the computer game, see EF2000 (computer game). Development Aircraft (DA1) and a B707 tanker aircraft of the Spanish Air Force. The trials were undertaken by EADS CASA in Spain.
During the flight test a range of approach manoeuvres were performed and the aircraft simulated different flight conditions. The docking manoeuvres were achieved perfectly in all cases and fulfilled the test requirements. The test was carried out in a specifically controlled air space at 15,000 feet. Similar tests were carried out last year using a Spanish Air Force tanker aircraft - Hercules KC130H.
Within the development programme one of the objectives of the flight tests is to evaluate the Eurofighter Typhoon's behaviour and performance during in-flight refuelling operations.
High Resolution images of Eurofighter Typhoon DA1 during In Flight Refuelling can be downloaded from our web site. Hard Copy images are available on request.
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The Eurofighter Typhoon is the world's most advanced swing-role combat aircraft, developed by the leading aerospace companies, Alenia Aeronautica, BAE SYSTEMS and EADS, of the four partner countries, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. Eurofighter Typhoon features unrivalled technology, designed for the defence needs of the 21st Century.
Agile and highly manoeuvrable Adj. 1. manoeuvrable - capable of maneuvering or changing position; "a highly maneuverable ship"
mobile - moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place); "a mobile missile system"; "the tongue is... , the twin-engine Eurofighter Typhoon is designed to operate from hastily prepared bases and small runways for worldwide operations. It is equipped with an advanced multi-mode radar and an extensive range of sensors and electronic countermeasures.
The aircraft's ability to gain air superiority beyond visual range (BVR BVR Beyond Visual Range
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A strong emphasis has been placed on reducing cost of ownership in addition to outstanding performance and flight safety. Eurofighter Typhoon is less expensive to run than the generation of aircraft it is designed to replace.
The Eurofighter partner nations plan to take delivery of 620 aircraft: 180 for Germany, 121 for Italy, 87 for Spain and 232 for the United Kingdom.
The first four Series Production Aircraft recently joined the flight clearance programme following maiden flights in February 2003. This follows first flights of three Instrumented Production Aircraft (IPA IPA - International Phonetic Alphabet ) in April 2002. Following Type Acceptance on 30 June, 2003, deliveries to the four partner nations will commence.
The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defence has agreed an industrial participation programme with Eurofighter GmbH for the future enhancement of the weapon system. Eurofighter Typhoon has also been selected by Greece and Austria to meet their respective requirements for a future fighter.
Ian Bustin, Vice-President Communications
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