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Qatar Typhoon and Hawk Deal Effective

SHAH ALAM: Qatar Typhoon and Hawk Deal Effective. Qatar’s deal to buy 24 Typhoon jets and nine Hawks is now officially effective after BAE Systems received its first payment it was announced on Sept. 18, 2018. The deal, worth around £5bn includes the aircraft and a bespoke support and training […]

Malaysia - RMAF

UK Deal For Typhoons Or Losing Them

SHAH ALAM: Reuters is reporting that BAE Systems will provide Malaysia a UK government-backed financing deal if it decides to replace its fleet of combat jets with the Eurofighter Typhoon, senior company officials said. In the meantime, a UK publication, the Sun, is warning that UK risks losing all defense […]

Defence Contract

Eagles, Typhoons and Rafale Too

SHAH ALAM: Eagles, Typhoons and Rafale too. Qatar has signed a deal with the UK for 24 Eurofighter Typhoons and a package weapons including the MBDA Meteor AAM and Brimstone AGM worth an estimated US$8 billion on Dec. 10. The deal also include training for pilots and maintainers to be […]

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Brimstone and Typhoon

SHAH ALAM: Brimstone. As you are aware the Eurofighter Typhoon is one of the candidates for the MRCA programme which has yet to receive its funding. As the Defence Ministry has indicated that funding will only made available after 2020, we can continue to see the developments of the Typhoon […]

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First Omani Typhoon Delivered

KUALA LUMPUR: Oman took delivery of the first of 12 Eurofighter Typhoon at the Adam Air Base, Oman on June 12. Royal Air Force of Oman Chief AVM Mattar bin Ali bin Mattar Al Obaidani was present at the welcoming ceremony. The first aircraft is a twin seater. The Sultanate […]

Malaysia - RMAF

500th Eurofighter Delivered

SHAH ALAM: The 500th Eurofighter Typhoon has been delivered to the Italian Air Force during a special ceremony held at Leonardo Aircraft Division’s Turin site on April 11. With 599 aircraft ordered, Eurofighter Typhoon is currently the largest collaborative industrial programme in Europe. Eight customers have ordered the Typhoon with […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Gripen E for Malaysia

SHAH ALAM: Gripen E for Malaysia. Back in October, the Defence Minister seemed to confirm that the MRCA selection was down to either the Typhoon or Rafale. However, due to the economic uncertainties, the decision for the MRCA was likely to be made by 2020. At the same function, he […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Down to Typhoon or Rafale

SHAH ALAM: Its down to either Typhoon or Rafale. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein seemed to confirm that the race for the next RMAF fighter is between either the Eurofighter Typhoon or the Dassault Rafale. I am reporting that he seemed to confirm as he did not quite exactly […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Typhoons in Butterworth

SHAH ALAM: Six RAF Typhoons have landed at Butterworth airbase yesterday ahead of the Exercise Bersama Lima 2016, which starts tomorrow. Bersama Lima 16 is the annual Five Powers Defence Arrangement (FPDA) Exercise, which involves the UK, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. The Exercise provides an opportunity for the […]