The 400th Eurofighter Typhoon / EF2000 delivered in December 2013 (Image © Cassidian Zeitler)

400th Eurofighter Typhoon delivered

The 400th Eurofighter Typhoon / EF2000 delivered in December 2013 (Image © Cassidian Zeitler)
The 400th Eurofighter Typhoon / EF2000 delivered in December 2013 (Image © Cassidian Zeitler)

The 400th Eurofighter Typhoon has been delivered. It was the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) who had the honour to receive the aircraft marked 31+06 on 4 December 2013 at the Cassidian’s Military Air Systems Center in Manching, Southern Germany.

The delivery of the very first Eurofighter to the Royal Air Force in the United Kingdom took place at the end of 2003. The 100th Eurofighter was delivered also to the Royal Air Force in September 2006. The 200th aircraft was handed over in November 2009 to the German Air Force. The 300th aircraft was delivered to the Spanish Air Force in November 2011.

In the past 10 years the global Eurofighter fleet accumulated more than 210,000 flying hours. Several developments such as the Phase 1 Enhancement, the integration of the Meteor air-to-air missile, the new electronic radar (E-Scan) and additional weaponry increase the capabilities of the Eurofighter Typhoon.

At present, the Eurofighter Typhoon fleet comprises 20 operating units with locations in Europe, the South Atlantic and the Southwest Asia. Specifically there are 7 units in the UK (4 in Coningsby, 2 in Leuchars and 1 in Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands); 5 in Italy (2 in Grosseto, 2 in Gioia del Colle, 1 in Trapani); 3 in Germany (Laage, Neuburg and Nörvenich), as well as 3 in Spain (2 in Morón, 1 in Albacete) and one each in Austria (Zeltweg) and Saudi Arabia.

Source: Cassidian Zeitler