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Eurofighter pitches Typhoon for Polish requirement

The Eurofighter consortium used the MSPO show in Kielce from 5-8 September to promote its Typhoon, as the Polish air force examines its future combat aircraft requirements.

"Eurofighter Typhoon augments existing capabilities and further complements a powerful deterrence against any potential threat to Poland’s borders. The Typhoon with the [Lockheed Martin] F-16 Block 52+ will be a perfect combination," says head of marketing Raffael Klaschka.

In service in Austria, Germany, Italy, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Spain and the UK and on order for Kuwait, the Typhoon has been active in supporting recent NATO air policing operations over the Baltic states and Black Sea region.

Klaschka says a selection by Warsaw "would bring new and additional opportunities to Poland – both from a military and economic perspective, from assembly and manufacturing to support and maintenance. All options are on the table.

"Poland can integrate and certificate weapons, pods and other equipment," he adds, noting: "we believe we can deliver an attractive and cost-effective solution for Poland and are able to co-operate with every company."