The BAE Systems Eurofighter Typhoon is getting an armament upgrade. (Photo courtesy BAE Systems)
The Royal Air Force (RAF) is calling its Eurofighter Typhoon “the most capable fighter in the world.”
In the midst of Project Centurion – aimed at upgrading the jet’s capabilities, partially in preparation for the Tornado’s upcoming retirement – the RAF expects the Typhoon to be unmatched by 2019.
Among the armaments the BAE-Systems fighter is being granted are long-range, air-to-surface Meteor, Brimstone and Storm Shadow missiles; Paveway IV laser-guided bombs; Litening III targeting pod; and advanced short-range air-to-air missiles.
The RAF said it expects the Typhoon to take over as the backbone of its air combat capability after Project Centurion is complete.