The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:
20 Aug. 2019 -- Andy Flynn, Eurofighter and Centurion capability director, told reporters during a briefing BAE’s facility in Warton on August 7 that the Typhoon made its second flight from the same facility on August 5 and is now proceeding with the integration of the remaining equipment and subsequent trials.
The Royal Air Force had 160 Typhoon jet fighter aircraft on order, with deliveries started 16 years ago. After the completion of this order, BAE Systems will continue with the production of 24 Typhoon destined to Qatar and major structures of 28 Typhoons for Kuwait that will be assembled in Italy by Eurofighter partner company Leonardo.
Typhoons for Kuwait and Qatar are considered the most advanced in production. They will be equipped with the new active electronically scanned array (AESA) Captor-E radar, produced by the Euroradar consortium, that is being tested in Germany aboard the IPA8 (Instrumented Production Aircraft 8) and will be soon tested aboard IPA5 from Warton. Another sensor that will be tested in Warton in support of this purchase is the Lockheed Martin Sniper targeting pod.
John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics