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Spain has decided to purchase Eurofighter fighters

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Spain has decided to purchase Eurofighter fighters

Spain will acquire another batch of Eurofighter fighters for its Air Force. According to Jane's Defense Weekly, the Spanish government has announced negotiations with the Airbus group.


Spain intends to replenish the Air Force with 20 Eurofighter fighters. A possible contract may be concluded in 2021. The planned purchase of Eurofighter fighters should belong to the new Tranche 3 + / Tranche 4 series. This purchase should be the first in the implementation of the Falcon project to replace the Boeing EF-2025A fighters in the Spanish Air Force from 2030 to 18 / At Hornet. The delivery of the first fighters is scheduled for 2025.

The first 20 Eurofighter aircraft will be used to replace the EF-18A / B fighters from the 461st squadron of the 46th wing of the Ganda Air Base in the Canary Islands. These EF-18A / B fighters are the oldest in the Spanish Air Force, they were built in the first half of the 80s of the last century and acquired from the presence of the US Navy.

The 20 Eurofighter Tranche 3+ / Tranche 4 fighters planned for delivery will be equipped with the new on-board radar with AFAR CAPTOR-E Mod 1, now created by Hensoldt and Indra.

To date, the Spanish Air Force in the period from 2005 to 2019 received 73 Eurofighter fighters, including 19 aircraft of the Tranche 1 series, 34 Tranche 2 series and 20 Tranche 3A series. Of this number, 70 Eurofighter aircraft are in service, and 85 EF-18A / B fighters are also in service.

Earlier, Spain refused to purchase American Lokheed Martin F-35A fighters for the Air Force, although the possibility of purchasing a batch of F-35B aircraft for aviation Spanish Navy.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 14 July 2020 14: 04
    +7
    Well this is Riot ... I wonder if the US will impose sanctions against them soon?
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 14 July 2020 14: 11
      +3
      Quote: svp67
      Well this is Riot ... I wonder if the US will impose sanctions against them soon?

      With tongue removed! Billions whistled past the nose ...
      1. Alex777
        Alex777 14 July 2020 17: 06
        0
        The process has begun! I wonder who is next?
        The Germans were the first F-35 traded for the F-18 and Eurofighters.
        https://iarex.ru/news/64317.html
        If not for Trump - many would have refused. Same Canada.
        The Turks were just lucky to get off - sanctions. bully
    2. marchcat
      marchcat 14 July 2020 14: 11
      0
      The riot is unambiguous, but all the same, the purchase of the F-35B was not abandoned.
      1. Terenin
        Terenin 14 July 2020 14: 39
        +4
        Earlier, Spain refused to buy American fighters ...
        ... —and if they don’t buy lottery tickets?
        - turn off the gas and hot water! am
    3. Vol4ara
      Vol4ara 14 July 2020 14: 52
      0
      implementation of the project "Halcon" ("Falcon")
      FALKON
    4. pytar
      pytar 14 July 2020 15: 38
      +1
      Eurofighter Typhoon was designed and manufactured by Eurofighter GmbH, created in 1986 by the consortium Alenia Aeronautica, BAE Systems, EADS, Cassidian.

      Spain is a participant in the program, respectively, the price for them is lower. And so the Spaniards do not refuse to acquire the F-35 in the future, although they do not participate in this program.
  2. Magic archer
    Magic archer 14 July 2020 14: 17
    0
    It is strange that few people in Europe buy Rafali ... But he, in my opinion, is at least no worse than Eurofighter.
    1. Tuzik
      Tuzik 14 July 2020 14: 21
      0
      Quote: Magic Archer
      But in my opinion it is at least no worse than Eurofighter.

      And more beautiful!
    2. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 14 July 2020 14: 30
      +5
      In Spain, eurofighters are already in service and their producer is a logical step by 13%. This aircraft should be made a consortium of various European countries (Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain), so it is logical that they are bought in Europe and the Arabian Peninsula.
    3. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 14 July 2020 14: 43
      +3
      The French overtook Eurofighter in upgrades of avionics: radar, electronic warfare, and other systems.
      1. Grazdanin
        Grazdanin 14 July 2020 15: 03
        0
        Its not smell.
    4. pytar
      pytar 14 July 2020 15: 45
      -1
      It is strange that few people in Europe buy Rafali ... But he, in my opinion, is at least no worse than Eurofighter.

      Rafal is too expensive! I remember, in connection with the tender for a new fighter, President Radev / he is a pilot-ottr. 1 class / visited France, he was given Rafale and he flew at him. He stated that the car is magnificent, but in terms of price parameters it is unsurpassable. hi
    5. Ryaruav
      Ryaruav 14 July 2020 18: 30
      0
      everything is very simple, Europe is as if united, but everyone pulls on an economic blanket, so it always will be in the specific principalities
  3. Pandiurin
    Pandiurin 14 July 2020 14: 27
    +1
    Quote: marchcat
    The riot is unambiguous, but all the same, the purchase of the F-35B was not abandoned.


    So the Eublofighter seems to have no deck version. Therefore, they did not refuse ...
  4. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 14 July 2020 14: 41
    +6
    Spain is a member of the consortium of Eurofighter manufacturing countries (via the Airbus group).
    If Eurofighter does not continue to buy, the project will go bankrupt. Germany, which has invested the most, will suffer especially.
    Therefore, the decision is reasonable.
    For their UDC they will buy an F-35B vertical. There are no alternatives.
  5. Pavel57
    Pavel57 14 July 2020 15: 19
    0
    But what about the new F-18s?
  6. Doccor18
    Doccor18 14 July 2020 16: 00
    +1
    This purchase should be the first in the implementation of the "Halcon" ("Falcon") project for the replacement of Boeing EF-2025A / B Hornet fighters in the Spanish Air Force in the period from 2030 to 18. Delivery of the first fighters is scheduled for 2025. 

    And what does not change on the F35?
    The Spanish armed forces intend to purchase from the United States up to 60 F-35 fighters. The value of the contract may exceed $ 6 billion.

    We were going to buy for the Navy from 2017. It is logical to purchase for the Air Force. One machine - unification and other delights ..
  7. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 14 July 2020 18: 08
    -1
    Zrada is unambiguous))) "Lockheed" flies past the box office - it's outrageous
  8. Dima 27
    Dima 27 14 July 2020 19: 54
    -1
    In the picture of the aircraft, on the tail, it looks like the St. Andrew's flag!
  9. Klingon
    Klingon 14 July 2020 23: 21
    0
    Europe was divided into Stripes-loving: (Przekia, Norway, Slovakia, as well as the non-countries of Tribaltia) - these will buy everything striped and expensive. And the countries that decided to go their own way: Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, Finland
  10. Gloomy skeptic
    Gloomy skeptic 15 July 2020 05: 25
    0
    Why is Spain aviation in general? Who can attack her? Or did Andorra announce mobilization?