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"EF2000" redirects here. For the computer game, see EF2000 (computer game).
This article is about a fighter aircraft. For the computer game, see Eurofighter Typhoon (computer game).
A Eurofighter Typhoon F2 of the RAF
Role Multirole fighter
Manufacturer Eurofighter GmbH
First flight 27 March 1994
Introduced 4 August 2003
Primary users Royal Air Force
Italian Air Force
Spanish Air Force
See Operators section for others
Number built >200 as of December 2009
471 ordered (as of January 2009)
Unit cost EUR63 million (flyaway cost, estimated),
Developed from British Aerospace EAP
Variants Eurofighter Typhoon variants
The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine canard-delta wing multirole aircraft. It is being designed and built by a consortium of three companies: Alenia Aeronautica, BAE Systems, and EADS working through a holding company Eurofighter GmbH which was formed in 1986. The project is managed by NETMA (NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency) which acts as the prime customer.
The series production of the Eurofighter Typhoon is underway, and the aircraft is being procured under three separate contracts (named "tranches"), each for aircraft with generally improved capabilities. The aircraft has entered service with the British Royal Air Force, the German Luftwaffe, the Italian Air Force, the Spanish Air Force and the Austrian Air Force. Saudi Arabia has signed a £4.43 billion (approx. EUR6.4 billion c. 2007, $9.5 billion) contract for 72 aircraft.[