BAE Systems hands over 100th Eurofighter Typhoon production aircraft

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The UK, Spain, Germany and Italy joined celebrations at BAE Systems in Lancashire, England, this week to mark the handover of the 100th Typhoon production aircraft.

This aircraft is the 35th Typhoon to be handed over to the RAF and the 100th production aircraft to be manufactured by the four partner nations.

Chris Boardman, BAE Systems managing director for the aircraft said: “This is a significant day for the Royal Air Force and for each of the other partner air forces. The Eurofighter programme is a massive and complex undertaking which requires the best talent from each of the four nations and produces an aircraft we believe is second to none. Pilots love the aircraft – and its capabilities have won respect across the globe.”

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3 Responses to BAE Systems hands over 100th Eurofighter Typhoon production aircraft

  1. Mike Stott 31 May, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    Surely this cannot be correct? The production rate has been 50 aircraft per year for a few years now and other websites say that the 250th Typhoon was handed over to the Italian Airforce in December 2010. Even the RAF’s own website states they have received 55 Tranche 1 and 89 Tranche 2 aircraft already.
    Wikipedia states the following in service:
    Austria 15
    Germany 55
    Italy 42
    Spain 28
    Saudia 22
    UK 62

    Total 224

  2. The General 9 June, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

    Is Picture of the day still stuck in May?

  3. Uwe 16 June, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    Image was taken @
    DateTimeOriginal: (0×9003) ASCII=2011:05:17 12:57:08 @ 748
    DateTimeDigitized: (0×9004) ASCII=2011:05:17 12:57:08 @ 768
    with:
    Make: (0x010F) ASCII=NIKON CORPORATION @ 290
    Model: (0×0110) ASCII=NIKON D3X @ 308

    so it is not “historic”

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