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MBDA: The Key Missile Supplier of Eurofighter Combat Aircraft

Tarih: Issue 124 - July 2023 Güncelleme: July 20, 2024

With the prospect of the Turkish Air Force flying the Eurofighter, what are the weapon systems that Turkish pilots may use on this potent combat aircraft? The core of these weapons come from MBDA, one of the world’s leading missile manufacturers.

At its core, the Eurofighter is an air dominance aircraft designed to fly fast and high while packing a serious set of air combat weaponry to defeat other fighters. The most famous of these weapons is the Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile, which is widely recognised as a game changer for air combat. Meteor gives Eurofighter pilots the ability to highly effectively engage other fighters at ranges where the enemy will struggle to hit back.