The Italian Air Force takes delivery of its most advanced Eurofighter Typhoon

The final and most advanced Eurofighter Typhoon of the Italian Air Force was handed over during a ceremony on October 23. ©Leonardo

Taking off from Leonardo’s plant in Caselle (Turin), the final and most advanced Eurofighter Typhoon of the Italian Air Force was handed over during a ceremony on October 23, becoming one of the defense aircraft assigned daily to the protection of the Italian skies.

The Eurofighter was designed as an open architecture, with a well-defined program of technological updating and improvement that guarantees its competitiveness throughout its life cycle. Constantly evolving technologies, both onboard the aircraft and in the context of logistical support, increase its operational effectiveness, survivability, and efficient management. The Eurofighter program is a cornerstone in the development of European aerospace and defense technologies and provides the industries involved with technological leadership that will guarantee competitiveness for many next-generation programs.

With its activities, Leonardo represents about 36% of the value of the entire program with its key role in the aeronautical components and in the on-board electronics, which sees the company responsible for two primary sensors (radar and IRST) as well as other fundamental avionic technologies.

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