Jul 21, 2014

New RAF Typhoons to carry Storm Shadow missiles

New Typhoon fighters to be flown by Royal Air Force will carry Storm Shadow missiles following an agreement between a NATO agency and Eurofighter.
The Storm Shadow, made by MBDA, is a long-range air-to-surface weapon for use against targets such as bridges, airfields, harbors.
The missiles were previously been deployed on Eurofighter's Tornado GR4 aircraft during operations over Iraq and Libya.
The agreement, worth about $205 million, signed on Tuesday is between Eurofighter GmbH, manufacturer of the Typhoon and Tornado, and the NATO Eurofighter Tornado Management Agency, on behalf of the partner nations.
The missiles, which first became operational in 2002, will be integrated onto Typhoon Tranche 2 and Tranche 3 planes. The aircraft will enter service with the Royal Air Force in 2018.

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