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Eurofighter reveals offer to produce navalised Typhoon
Flight Global ^
| Craig Hoyle
Posted on 02/09/2011 12:07:04 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
The Eurofighter consortium is offering India the opportunity to acquire a new version of its Typhoon for use from a future indigenous aircraft carrier, with the first firm details of the proposal having emerged at the show.
One of six contenders battling for the Indian air force's 126-aircraft medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) deal, Eurofighter is here touting the potential of a navalised development which has already been studied in detail in the UK.
"If Typhoon wins MMRCA then India will have the indigenous skills to develop a navalised version," says Paul Hopkins, BAE Systems' vice-president business development (air) India. "This is a perfect opportunity for the nation to add aircraft with both land and sea capabilities."
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aerospace; duplicate; eurofighter; india; indiannavy; mmrca; navair; typhoon
posted on 02/09/2011 5:39:08 AM PST
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posted on 02/09/2011 1:48:45 PM PST
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Is the Typhoon amenable to all the fixes that would be required? Are its stealth capabilities "navalizable"? The F-117, remember, couldn't get wet, ditto the B-2.
Does the Typhoon have the 1500-mile+ range required to make it a true "long arm" carrier defender and strike fighter, like the F-14 and Su-33/32?
posted on 02/09/2011 3:16:28 PM PST
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“Does the Typhoon have the 1500-mile+ range required to make it a true “long arm” carrier defender and strike fighter, like the F-14 and Su-33/32?”
I think you mixed up ferry range with combat radius. Combat radius for a Tomcat is about 500 nm and ferry range is at 1.600 nm. Combat radius for Typhoon is about 750 nm.
posted on 02/11/2011 2:04:09 AM PST
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