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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Eurofighter’s Agility, Weapon Carrying Capability Boosted

Eurofighter TyphoonAirbus has successfully flight-tested aerodynamic upgrades to Eurofighter Typhoon swing-role fighter that boost the agility and weapon carrying capacity.

The Aerodynamic Modification Kit (AMK) is part of a wider Eurofighter Enhanced Manoeuvrability (EFEM) programme with the potential to help ensure the type's continuing superiority for many years to come, the Airbus announced Wednesday.

The upgrade involves basically the addition of fuselage strakes and root extensions, which increase the maximum lift created by the wing by 25%. Further, it results in an increased turn rate, tighter turning radius, and improved nose-pointing ability at low speed.

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