Eurofighter Typhoon Successfully Tests Meteor Missile 

eurofighter-typhoon-testThe Eurofighter Typhoon successfully test-fired two MBDA Meteor air-to-air missiles, the sixth and final test of it's capabilities with the missiles. Photo courtesy of Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH

A Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft has completed the successful test-firing of two Meteor air-to-air missiles simultaneously, BAE Systems announced earlier this week.

The test confirmed the Typhoon would be able to use a data link to target multiple enemy aircraft at once. The successful launches, the sixth in a series of tests that started last year, occurred over the Britain’s Hebrides range.

“This is another major milestone on the Meteor program and the first successful test of a dual firing,” Andy Flynn, Eurofighter delivery director for BAE Systems U.K., said in a press release. “Meteor brings to Eurofighter Typhoon an unparalleled air-to-air engagement capability and this successful trial — following on from a series of firings last year — is further evidence of how the Eurofighter partner companies are working together to deliver major enhancements to Typhoon’s multi-role capabilities.”

The Eurofighter Typhoon is a multi-role fighter that has been in service since 2003. It was developed by the Future European Aircraft program as a consortium between the Britain, France, Italy, Germany and Spain.

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