Jan 17, 2013
Eurofighter Typhoon Fires First Meteor Missile
The Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile has been successfully launched from a Eurofighter Typhoon as part of the Future Enhancements Flight Test Program.
The missile was eject launched from a rear fuselage missile station, which on Eurofighter Typhoon is semi-conformal for aircraft drag and radar signature reduction. The missile motor was fired, providing data that will allow the missile launch envelope to be expanded. This builds on an earlier series of flight trials, carried out by ourselves on behalf of the Eurofighter program, where unpowered missiles were used to demonstrate safe separation on the missile.