The Eurofighter Typhoon is a multirole fighter aircraft designed and built by a consortium of European companies, including BAE Systems, Airbus Defense and Space, and Leonardo. The aircraft is designed for air superiority and is capable of engaging in a variety of missions, including air-to-air combat, ground attack, and reconnaissance.
The Eurofighter Typhoon is equipped with advanced avionics and weapons systems, including a sophisticated radar, infrared search and track system, electronic warfare suite, and a variety of air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons. It is powered by two Eurojet EJ200 turbofan engines, which give it a maximum speed of Mach 2.0 and a range of over 3,790 km.
The Eurofighter Typhoon is currently operated by several European air forces, including the German Luftwaffe. The Luftwaffe has been using the Typhoon since 2011 and currently operates around 143 of these planes. The German Typhoons are primarily used for air defense and air superiority missions, but they can also be equipped for ground attack and reconnaissance missions if needed.
The Typhoon is a significant upgrade for the Luftwaffe, which previously operated the Tornado fighter-bomber. The Typhoon is faster, more maneuverable, and has a more advanced weapons and avionics system than the Tornado. It is also a highly capable multirole aircraft, which allows the Luftwaffe to perform a wide variety of missions with a single platform.
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