BAE Systems Typhoon
The UK Typhoon BT17 will take to the skies above Fairford on all three show days, with BAE Systems Experimental Test Pilot, Nat Makepeace, at the controls. The display will demonstrate the Typhoon carrying four Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air to Air missiles, two Brimstone 2 low collateral precision strike weapons, two ASRAAM missiles and two Paveway IV laser guided precision weapons. This is one of the first times a Typhoon aircraft has flown with weapons fit, this demonstrates the significant milestones which have been achieved towards the integration of these new capabilities, providing the combat pilot with a full range.
A significant contracted programme of work is currently being conducted by the Eurofighter Partner Companies, with the support of MBDA, Eurofighter GmbH and the UK Ministry of Defence, towards the integration Phase 2 and Phase 3 Enhancement packages for Typhoon.