A RAF Conigsby l’ XI Squadron ha preso in consegna i primi due Typhoon multiruolo che si prevede saranno operativi nella seconda metà del 2008.
The Typhoon has been in service for nearly four years and a planned retrofit upgrade programme is currently underway converting the previously delivered air-to-air capable aircraft to the same multi-role standard of these two new aircraft.
This latest development in the Typhoon programme means that, alongside its air-to-air combat capability, the Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoons will now have an additional air-to-surface role.
The new capability will provide crews with the ability to mount all-weather autonomous precision ground attack missions, and represents a significant enhancement for the RAF and the Typhoon fleet.
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