The Eurofighter Consortium on September 11 welcomes the State of Kuwait as a new member of the Eurofighter community. The Eurofighter confirmed the agreement between Italy and Kuwait for the supply of 28 Eurofighter Typhoons.
This new international success follows an order from the Sultanate of Oman for 12 aircraft in December 2012 and it is a further evidence of growing interest in the Eurofighter Typhoon across the globe and in the Gulf Region in particular with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman who have already ordered this combat aircraft.
On behalf of the consortium and its Eurofighter Partner Companies (EPC) the CEO of Eurofighter, Alberto Gutierrez, said: «This new agreement is the confirmation of the superiority of the Eurofighter over its competitors and will provide a great opportunity for further Eurofighter orders. We are delighted to welcome Kuwait as the newest member of our Eurofighter Typhoon family. The Eurofighter is already proven and trusted by six nations to perform in all operational environments».
With Kuwait, the Eurofighter Typhoon confirms its role as Europe’s largest military collaborative programme with a total of 599 aircraft committed. It provides leading-edge technologies and strengthens Europe’s defence industry in international competition. More than 100,000 jobs in 400 supplier companies are involved in this four-nation programme and deliver significant contributions.
Since entry into service of the first Eurofighter Typhoon at the end of 2003, 444 aircraft have been delivered to six nations: Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Austria and Saudi Arabia. In December 2012, Oman became the seventh customer and ordered a total of twelve aircraft. Eurofighter Typhoon is currently in service at 22 operational units and up to now, the whole fleet has completed more than 300,000 flying hours worldwide.
|Wingspan||35 feet 11 inch/10.95 m|
|Length overall||52 feet 4 inch/15.96 m|
|Height||17 feet 4 inch/5.28 m|
|Wing Area||551.1 feet2/51.2 m2|
|Basic Mass Empty||24,250 lbs/11,000 kg|
|Maximum Take-Off||>51,809 lbs/23,500 kg|
|Maximum External Load||>16,535 lbs/7,500 kg|
|Single seat twin-engine, with a two-seat variant|
|Weapon Carriage||13 Hardpoints|
|G’ limits||+9/-3 ‘g’|
|Engines||Two Eurojet EJ200 reheated turbofans|
|Maximum dry thrust class||13,500 lbs/6,124 kgf/60 kN|
|Maximum reheat thrust class||20,000 lbs/9,072 kgf/90 kN|
|GENERAL PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS|
|Ceiling||>55,000 feet/16,764 m|
|Brakes off to 35,000 feet(10,668 m)/Mach 1.5||<2.5 minutes|
|Brakes off to lift off||<8 seconds|
|At low level, 200 knots/230 mph/370 km/h to Mach 1.0||in 30 seconds|
|Maximum Speed||Mach 2.0|
|Operational Runway Length||<2,297 feet/700 m|
|Carbon Fibre Composites (CFC)||70%|
|Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP)||12%|
|Aluminium Alloy, Titanium Alloy||15%|
|Acrylic (Röhm 249)||3%|
|United Kingdom||232 Aircraft|
|Kingdom of Saudi Arabia||72 Aircraft|
|Sultanate of Oman||12 Aircraft|