July 10, 2012
British Prime Minister David Cameron has put his personal seal on a renewed push for Eurofighter Typhoon exports. In a visit to the Farnborough International Airshow yesterday, he joined a customer delegation at the Eurofighter pavilion where senior representatives of Malaysia, Oman and Saudi Arabia were being briefed on Typhoon capabilities by the RAF’s chief of the air staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton and CEOs of the Eurofighter consortium companies.
“The four partner nations have agreed to take the next steps toward exploiting the growth potential of Typhoon. That potential is huge, and the integration of the Meteor missile, an AESA radar, enhancements to the defensive aids system, further development of the air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities and integration of new weapons would all boost the world-beating capabilities of this fantastic aircraft. This progress is good for industry, export customers and the RAF. It is important that industry now comes forward with innovative and affordable proposals to support formal investment decisions,” Cameron said.