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Enzo Casolini on the present and future of the Typhoon fighter

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Enzo Casolini on the present and future of the Typhoon fighter

Outgoing as the executive director of the Eurofughter consortium, Enzo Casolini (Enzo Casolini), who worked in this capacity for four years, in an interview with Flight Daily News spoke about the present and future of the Typhoon program, according to 15 June flightglobal.com. June 19 will be replaced by Alberto Gutierrez in this post.


Kazolini said that Eurofughter is the largest European defense project for the production of Typhoon fighters, in which in four participating countries (Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) more than 100 thousand people are employed. If Tranche 3В fighters are ordered, this solution will allow fighters of this type to be produced right up to the start of the 2018 year. The decision depends on the outcome of the elections in Germany, which will be held in September. It is known that Italy and Spain oppose this tranche. The UK believes that if new export orders are received instead of the Tranche 3В, production can continue beyond the 2020 of the year.

At present, the Typhoons are in service with the air forces of four consortium member countries, as well as Austria, Oman and Saudi Arabia. Negotiations are underway to supply a second batch of fighters for Saudi Arabia, as well as the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Kuwait. The consortium also does not discount India, whose government has difficult negotiations with the French company Dassault. According to Kazolini, New Delhi has not yet firmly expressed its opinion on what exactly the Rafale is necessary for the Air Force. “We are ready for any eventuality and we are waiting for the decision of the Indian government,” he said.

High export hopes are associated with equipping Typhoon fighters with an on-board radar with active PAR. An airplane with such a radar will be flown to the sky at the start of the 2014 of the year. Customers are waiting for this fighter as soon as possible, and not in 15 years, said Kazolini. In the future, the fighter can be equipped with a thrust vector control, which will turn the Typhoon into an "unsurpassed aircraft."

Responding to a question about the American F-35 fighter and its advancement in European countries, Kazolini expressed the opinion that this is a "politically controlled US program." The plane has problems in development. “Maybe he will be good in 10 years, but at the moment the fighter is halfway to becoming a full-fledged combat aircraft,” said Kazolini.
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  1. pa_nik
    pa_nik 17 June 2013 10: 42
    +4
    "It is known that Italy and Spain are opposed to this tranche."

    We are also against ... laughing
  2. pa_nik
    pa_nik 17 June 2013 10: 44
    +4
    I propose to send money for the production of Su-35 in the Sukhoi Design Bureau good
  3. bremest
    bremest 17 June 2013 10: 55
    +4
    Looks like Mig-144-1, but apparently they couldn’t give a mind ......
    1. My address
      My address 17 June 2013 14: 06
      0
      For sure. 1.44 th clone. Comunicated.
      1. Windbreak
        Windbreak 18 June 2013 11: 29
        0
        That's just the development of both aircraft began in the 80s. Eurofighter Typhoon made its first flight in 1994, and 1.44 in 2000. Not to mention some of the differences in aerodynamic design
  4. Vtel
    Vtel 17 June 2013 10: 56
    +2
    In the future, the fighter can be equipped with a controlled thrust vector, which will turn the Typhoon into an "unsurpassed aircraft." And the F-35 is halfway to becoming a full fledged combat aircraft, ”said Casolini.

    Do not puff up crap - the T-50 is already in flight.
  5. pensioner
    pensioner 17 June 2013 11: 09
    +6
    Somehow, against the backdrop of the T-50, their plane indiscreetly called - Typhoon. Typhoon, where it didn’t go ...
    1. sashka
      sashka 17 June 2013 22: 31
      0
      Quote: retired
      Somehow, against the backdrop of the T-50, their plane indiscreetly called - Typhoon. Typhoon, where it didn’t go ...


      Who's stopping us from giving the NAME to the plane? After all, "Hyacinth" "Buratino" "Grad" is. Even the viburnum fret has a name .. And the Airplanes do not, only nicknames .. It's a shame ..
  6. Snake831
    Snake831 17 June 2013 11: 17
    +3
    Old stuff is riveted! Keep up the good work and you will be "happy"!
  7. pakfa-t-50
    pakfa-t-50 17 June 2013 11: 33
    +1
    Doesn’t it seem strange to you everywhere the year 2020 flashes, something is planned for this year. I hope I'm wrong
  8. ded
    ded 17 June 2013 11: 45
    +3
    In the future, the fighter can be equipped with a controlled thrust vector, which will turn the Typhoon into an "unsurpassed aircraft."


    Well, a very bold statement. Comrade Casolini is either a desperate romantic or a complete fool!
    1. Sinbad
      Sinbad 17 June 2013 15: 39
      +1
      Unsurpassed by what, by backwardness?
  9. Sosed_26
    Sosed_26 17 June 2013 11: 50
    0
    when four countries try to create something together))) for a long time each country will pull the strap on itself and then they will argue who invested more in this project)))
  10. cartridge
    cartridge 17 June 2013 14: 25
    +1
    The economic crisis in Europe, I hope that will adversely affect European military aviation.
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    viktoxz 17 June 2013 16: 48
    -4
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  12. piotr534
    piotr534 17 June 2013 21: 24
    0
    In the future, the fighter can be equipped with a controlled thrust vector, which will turn the Typhoon into an "unsurpassed aircraft."
    Today, the Su-35 showed how an unsurpassed fighter looks and flies. The poor were left with no choice but to burst into tears! crying
  13. ankh-andrej
    ankh-andrej 17 June 2013 21: 33
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    “We are ready for any turn of events and are waiting for the decision of the Indian government,” he said.
    And this will be the purchase of the MiG-35! laughing