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Typhoon has successful AMRAAM test

MORON AIR BASE, Spain, April 1 (UPI) -- The EADS CASA and BAE Systems defense-contractor development team announced a successful test firing of a missile from the Typhoon aircraft in Spain.

The British and Spanish testing centers of the EADS CASA and BAE Systems team, with guidance support from Eurofighter GmbH, completed a successful test firing of an advanced medium-range air-to-air missile using the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft IPA4 and IPA5 variants.

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The test, which took place at Moron Air Base in southern Spain, was designed to measure the ability of a Typhoon firing an AMRAAM missile with radar systems in passive mode and target data for the missile "acquired by the radar of a second Eurofighter Typhoon," according to a news release.

Officials said the successful test, which marked the first trial of its kind, measured the Typhoon's capabilities against low observable aircraft threats.

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