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.


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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