RAF shows off new Eurofighter jets

Aug. 11, 2004 at 11:07 AM
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LONDON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Britain's Royal Air Force will put two of the country's new Eurofighter jets on display to show taxpayers what they are getting at $55 million each.

Sky News said Wednesday the RAF had taken delivery of eight of the aircraft, and two have already been sent to Singapore to show off to in the Royal Singapore Air Force.

The multi-role fighter was developed by Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain, and the first operational squadron is scheduled to be in service by 2006.

Britain is slated to take delivery of 47 more of the craft by the end of this year, and another 88 in 2007.

The as-yet unscheduled public display in England will be held at the base of BAE Systems in Warton. The company makes parts of the fuselage, avionics and wing.

Also known in England as the Typhoon, the Eurofighter will eventually replace the fleet of Tornado and Jaguar fighters.

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