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Eurofighter reveals offer to produce navalised Typhoon
Flight Global ^ | 2/9/2011 | 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

1 posted on 02/09/2011 12:07:07 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Cool!


2 posted on 02/09/2011 5:39:08 AM PST by Poundstone (A recent Federal retiree and proud of it!)
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld
AERO INDIA: Eurofighter reveals offer to produce navalised Typhoon
3 posted on 02/09/2011 6:39:18 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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4 posted on 02/09/2011 7:32:12 AM PST by Vroomfondel
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5 posted on 02/09/2011 1:48:45 PM PST by magslinger (Samuel Colt, feminist. Making women equal to men for over 150 years.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
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?

6 posted on 02/09/2011 3:16:28 PM PST by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: lentulusgracchus
“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.

7 posted on 02/11/2011 2:04:09 AM PST by MHalblaub ("Easy my friends, when it comes to the point it is only a drawing made by a non believing Dane...")
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