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Spain orders 20 additional Eurofighter fighter jets for 2 billion euros – Zone Militaire

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In October 2020, as part of the “Halcón” program, the Spanish Ministry of Defense announced its intention to replace part of the F/A-18 Hornets used by the Ejército del Aire, in particular those which had been acquired from the US Navy in the 1990s to equip the 462 squadron, based in Las Palmas [Îles Canaries]. Indeed, contrary to the 64 other specimens in service within the 12th and 15th squadrons, these apparatuses had not been able to be modernized. Hence their limited capabilities. However, given the involvement of Spanish industry, via Airbus, in the Eurofighter consortium, the acquisition of additional EF-2000 “Typhoons”, in addition to the 73 already delivered to the Ejército del Aire since 2003 , held the rope… even if the hypothesis of a purchase of 25 F-35A from Lockheed-Martin was advanced for a time, according to information published by Jane’s last November. However, and even if an acquisition of F-35B [la version à décollage court et à atterrissage vertical] is still in the pipeline to replace the AV-8B Harrier II of its naval aeronautics, the Spanish government cut short speculation by announcing, on December 14, the release of an envelope of two billion euros to finance the purchase of 20 EF-2000 belonging to phase 4, ie equipped with the AESA CAPTOR-E electronically scanned active antenna radar. Finally, it took a little over six months to settle the details of this order. Indeed, via NETMA [Nato EF-2000 Tornado Development, Production and Logistics Management Agency, ndlr]this June 23, Madrid officially announced the acquisition of 20 additional EF-2000 [dont 16 monoplaces et 4 biplaces] for 2.04 billion euros. A member of the Eurofighter consortium, alongside Leonardo and Airbus Defense & Space, the British company BAE Systems was delighted with this Spanish order. And for good reason: a large quarter of the value of this contract will go into its pocket… “BAE Systems is responsible for the manufacture of more than a third of the components of each Spanish aircraft, including the front fuselage and the tail of the aircraft. , in the context of a contract worth more than 500 million pounds sterling”, indeed specified the British group. “Our staff will now work alongside our partners to ensure that we provide Ejército del Aire with the aircraft it needs to secure its skies for decades to come,” he added. Anyway, these 20 EF-2000 of the tranche 4 will be assembled by Airbus, in Getafe [Espagne], with deliveries scheduled for 2026. For the Eurofighter consortium, this Spanish order “will secure industrial activity until 2030”. Even more if Madrid decides to replace the other F/A-18A+ Hornets in the years to come.

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