Combining British brevity and a bit of Italian/Spanish smack-talk, this Eurofighter Typhoon video posted on YouTube today may be the shortest promotional video ever released by the global defence industry.
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India’s TimesNow TV reports the country’s air force wants to choose between only the Eurofighter Typhoon and Dassault Rafale for the 126-aircraft contract called medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA).It’s difficult to assess the reliability of the report. The journalist cites only “the air force” as the source for his potentially bombshell scoop. The Rafale and […]
Only four months ago, UK government officials confidently predicted Oman would shortly buy an undisclosed number of Eurofighter Typhoons. The motivation was clear: Oman could assume a portion of the UK government’s order commitment on Tranche 3A for the Eurofighter program, relieving pressure on the UK’s strained defense budget.Well, something may have changed since April.Yesterday, […]
Eurofighter has launched a new campaign to assert the supremacy of the Typhoon against the Lockheed Martin F-35 in air-to-air combat, describing internal simulations giving the former an advantage over a numerically superior F-35 attack force. The campaign is aimed at challenging Lockheed’s claims that the F-35 enjoys a 6:1 exchange ratio over modern fighters. […]
In the latest Eurofighter World magazine, Typhoon’s in-house propaganda press tells us how they really feel.See page 8. Including the Lockheed Martin F-35, which suffers from “inflexibility issues”, in a discussion about 5th generation fighters “is a mistake”, reads the pro-Typhoon article. Why, the Typhoon is even more 5th generation than the allegedly 5th generation […]
It wouldn’t surprise me if Eurofighter thinks politics — and not performance — will decide who wins India’s mega-fighter contract. But it does surprise me that somebody actually said it. India is currently judging the six competitors on technical performance, with a downselect leading to an analysis of economic benefits. StratPost blog editor Saurabh Joshi […]
The DEW Line pal and frequent commenter Airpower stayed on-scene in Dubai long after many of his less-patient mates in the trade press flew off, regretfully including your blogger.Lucky that Airpower stayed. He posted two comments on my blog last night that solves the mystery about what happened at the Ministry of Defense’s surprise 3pm […]