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Eurofighter Typhoon to fly in for AeroIndia 2009 news
02 February 2009

Bangalore: The Eurofighter consortium may be pulling out all stops in its bid to impress the Indian Air Force with reports suggesting that as many as four Typhoon fighter aircraft from the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) being fielded at the forthcoming AeroIndia 2009 air show. The show will kick off from 11 February at the Yelahanka Air Force Station near here and will remain open for five days, till 15 February.

The show involves an international seminar, flight and static displays as well as exhibitions.

The Luftwaffe Typhoon aircraft, according to reports, will arrive in advance of the show on 5 February.

For the Eurofighter Typhoon this will be their debut appearance in the Indian sub-continent, ahead of a projected deployment in Afghanistan. The fourth generation fighter is among the six contenders in the running for the 126 medium range multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) contract for the IAF.

European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), a major partner in the Eurofighter consortium, officials have been quoted as saying that the aircraft, both single and two-seat variants, will also be taking part in flight displays.

The Eurofighter Typhoon is a highly agile, multi-role/swing-role air superiority fighter.

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Eurofighter Typhoon to fly in for AeroIndia 2009