Meanwhile, the Eurofighter consortium and the NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency (Netma) signed up for another round of Typhoon capability enhancements — Evolution Package 2 — at the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2013 on Oct. 30.
The package includes improvements to the aircraft’s radar and defensive aids subsystems, as well as customer-requested enhancements to the MIDS. Changes to the flight and utility control systems also are being included that, according to Eurofighter, will make the aircraft more compatible with the evolving commercial airspace environment.
The deal comes after an agreement to integrate the Meteor long-range air-to-air missile signed at the Paris air show in June. The consortium plans to deliver the package to operating nations by the end of 2015.