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Airbus Defence & Space and Eurofighter provide Typhoon pilotís perspective

Posted 5 February 2018 · Add Comment

A new video gives viewers a pilotís-eye view from the Eurofighter Typhoon's cockpit, providing a fly-along perspective with Spanish Air Force pilots operating from Morón Air Base on the outskirts of Seville, Spain.

The video was filmed at Morón Air Base in November last year in a collaborative effort between Airbus Defence & Space and Eurofighter.
With 360-degree high-resolution cameras mounted inside the cockpit canopies and using strong suction cups to withstand the g-forces experienced during flight, the video demonstrates a pilot’s view from the powerful swing-role combat aircraft as it undergoes aerial refuelling and engages in a simulated dog fight.

Above: A pilot’s-eye view from the combat aircraft’s cockpit.

Last month, Airbus Defence and Space delivered the first two Eurofighter Typhoons to be produced in the latest configuration with enhanced air-to-surface capabilities to the Spanish Air Force .

The aircraft (above) were manufactured at the Getafe Final Assembly Line in the P1Eb FW (Phase 1 Enhanced Further Work) configuration which marks a key step in the overall Eurofighter evolution plan.

This same configuration is being retrofitted to in-service aircraft by other Eurofighter nations. It provides increased integration of a variety of air-to-surface weapons and enhanced targeting among other improvements.

Spanish procurement agency DGAM took delivery of the aircraft on 22 December and they were subsequently ferried to Albacete air force base to enter service. The remaining six of the 73 aircraft currently contracted by Spain will be delivered to the same P1Eb FW standard during 2018 and 2019.

Airbus Operating Officer, Military Aircraft, Alberto Gutierrez said: "The smooth introduction of these enhanced features is a vital element of Eurofighter’s evolution. It is a big tribute to the Airbus and Spanish customer teams that they achieved this on-time through effective collaboration and clearly demonstrates the rich manufacturing capability here at Getafe."

DGAM Head of Aeronautical Systems Gen Léon Antonio Machés said: "The entry into service of these aircraft is the outcome of strong collaborative activity between our personnel and those of Airbus. It is an excellent illustration of the technical expertise that will support many more years of Eurofighter industrial activity in Spain."


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