The Spanish authorities has formally launched the acquisition of 25 extra Eurofighter Storm fighter jets.
Madrid has allotted 4.5 billion euros ($4.8 billion) for the acquisition, together with simulators, upkeep, and logistics help, Flight World wrote, citing price range proposals authorised by the nation’s council of ministers.
Spain already operates 68 Eurofighters.
To Substitute F-18 Hornets
The plane will change the Spanish Air Power’s Boeing EF-18 Hornet jets scheduled for decommissioning from 2030.
“The C.15M [Hornet] plane fleet is presently about to start the method of decommissioning, scheduled for round 2030, so it’s vital to interchange it,” Janes quoted the federal government’s budgetary paperwork as saying.
“This requires the acquisition of 25 new EF2000 [Eurofighter] plane, engines, and related mission help methods.”
Twenty Plane Purchased Final 12 months
Madrid purchased 20 Typhoons final yr as a part of Undertaking Halcom, with deliveries anticipated from 2026.
The Tranche 4 plane could have an energetic electronically scanned array radar and different modifications over Tranche 3, in accordance with Janes.
The radar will probably be Leonardo’s European Frequent Radar System Mk 1, whose improvement is led by Hensoldt and Indra.