is a single-seat, twin-engine, agile combat aircraft which will be used in the air-to-air, air-to-ground and tactical reconnaissance roles. The design of Eurofighter Typhoon is optimised for air dominance performance with high instantaneous and sustained turn rates, and specific excess power. Special emphasis has been placed on low wing loading, high thrust to weight ratio, excellent all round vision and carefree handling.
With deployment of IS002 from Alenia’s facilities in Torino to 4° Stormo “Amadeo d’Aosta” at Grosseto, Italy, by mid-April 2005 all four partner air forces in Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom operate series production single seaters with Batch 2 standard. These aircraft have PSP2 Capability (Production System Package) with Initial Defensive Aids Subsystem (DASS), Multifunctional Information and Distribution System (MIDS), Initial Direct Voice Input (DVI) and Sensor Fusion. Six Batch 2 aircraft have been accepted by the customer air forces so far, totalling the number of delivered series production aircraft at 41 (including 5 Instrumented Production Aircraft IPA).