The EUROFIGHTER Typhoon is a fourth-generation multi-purpose fighter aircraft developed jointly by Germany, the UK, Italy, and Spain.

The single- or two-seater jet has two powerful engines and state-of-the-art navigation and control systems (fly-by-wire), which ensure particularly good manoeuvrability at low speed and high agility.

Two-seaters are mainly used in training. For example, all Austrian Eurofighter pilots are trained in Germany, as only single-seaters are in service in Austria.

The EUROFIGHTER is the active component of Austrian airspace surveillance, for which it was already used during the European Football Championship 2008, to protect the annual World Economic Summit in Davos/Switzerland in cooperation with the Swiss Air Force, and at other major events.

Facts & Figures about the Eurofighter TYPHOON
Manufacturer: Airbus Defence & Space (former EADS)
In service in the Austrian Federal Armed Forces since 2007
Wingspan: 10.95m
Length: 15.96m
Height: 5.28m
Max. Take-off weight: 23,000kg
Top speed: 2,495km/h / approx. Mach 2 (twice the speed of sound)
Service ceiling: 16,765m
Crew: 1
Engines: 2 Eurojet EJ200 turbofan engines
Power: 2x90kN thrust (with afterburner)
Flying and static display

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