Eurofighter Typhoon timeline

Eurofighter Typhoon Timeline

Eurofighter Typhoon lost the MMRCA deal to Rafale Fighter. Indian ...More
Eurofighter Typhoon lost the MMRCA deal to Rafale Fighter. Indian Air Force chose Rafale Fighterover EurofighterTyphoon. Less

Eurofighter Typhoon timeline

 says "Eurofighter Typhoon has lost out in the race to Dassault's Rafale as Indian Airforce gave the contract to Dassault. In the contract, Dassault will provide 126 aircraft to IAF for Rs 76,000 crore. Eurofighter Typhoon was the only competitor in the bid against Rafale."
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Eurofighter Typhoon

Closest competitor to French Rafale Fighter, Eurofighter Typhoon have lost the deal of MMRCA. IAF chose Rafale over Eurofighter Typhoon.
This is a timeline of the development of the Eurofighter Typhoon, a multirole fighter aircraft manufactured by a consortium of European aerospace manufacturers, Eurofighter GmbH, formed in 1983.


  • 1972
    • Royal Air Force (RAF) issues Air Staff Target 396 (AST-396), a requirement for a STOVL aircraft to replace the Harrier and Jaguar fleets.
    • AST-403, specification revised for an air superiority fighter. STOVL requirement dropped and AST-409 lead to the development of Harrier GR5. AST-403: ENGLANDS KAMPFFLUGZEUG-PROJEKT
  • Mid-1970s
    • France, Germany and UK initiate the European Combat Aircraft programme (ECA).
  • 1979
    • Following differing requirements (particularly French requirement for carrier compatibility,) BAe and MBB propose the European Combat Fighter (ECF)


  • 1981
    • Development of different national prototypes and continued differences over specification lead to cancellation of ECF programme.
    • Panavia partners (Germany, Italy and UK) launch Agile Combat Aircraft (ACA) programme. Following failure of Germany and Italy to fund development the UK MoD pays £80m prototype, the Experimental Aircraft Programme (EAP).
  • 1983
    • May - Contract for production of EAP prototype signed.
    • The UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain launch Future European Fighter Aircraft (F/EFA) programme. Aircraft to have Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) and Beyond Visual Range (BVR)......
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