Whilst working closely with Raytheon UK, we have completed a series of trials culminating in a successful release of Raytheon's Paveway IV precision guided bomb from a Typhoon, demonstrating further enhancement of Typhoon's air to surface role.
The trials demonstrated the latest Phase 1 Enhancements to the aircraft that enables the full capability of the Paveway IV to be utilised on Typhoon for the UK customer. Typhoon is capable of operating with up to 6 Paveway IV weapons.
The Phase 1 Enhancement programme includes the integration of new weapons including Paveway IV and EGBU-16 alongside integrating a Laser Designator Pod (LDP) onto Tranche 2 aircraft of the partner nations. It will further strengthen the Eurofighter Typhoon's position as a multi-role fighter aircraft.
Raytheon's Paveway IV is a highly accurate, precision guided bomb capable of significantly minimising collateral damage. It will provide Typhoon pilots with the very best technology for operations with its all-weather, day and night precision capability.
Source: BAE Systems PLC (LSE: BAES.L)
Date: Jul 4, 2013