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MBDA Storm Shadow missiles to be fitted to RAF Typhoon following £120 million agreement

 
 
Farnborough International AirShow 2014
International Aviation & Aerospace defence exhibition

14 - 20 July 2014
Farnborough , United Kingdom
 
 
MBDA Storm Shadow at Farnborough AirShow 2014
 
 
MBDA Storm Shadow missiles to be fitted to RAF Typhoon following £120 million agreement
 
Storm Shadow, which provides long-range air to surface capabilities, is 1 of the most advanced missiles of its kind. It is capable of defeating various targets including bridges, airfields, harbours and parked aircraft. The missiles, produced by MBDA, have previously been deployed on Tornado GR4 aircraft during operations over Iraq and Libya. These will now be fitted onto Typhoon Tranche 2 and 3 aircraft ready to enter service with the RAF in 2018.
     
Storm Shadow, which provides long-range air to surface capabilities, is 1 of the most advanced missiles of its kind. It is capable of defeating various targets including bridges, airfields, harbours and parked aircraft. The missiles, produced by MBDA, have previously been deployed on Tornado GR4 aircraft during operations over Iraq and Libya. These will now be fitted onto Typhoon Tranche 2 and 3 aircraft ready to enter service with the RAF in 2018.
MBDA Storm Shadow cruise missile next to a Typhoon jet at Farnborough 2014
     
Welcoming today’s announcement, Minister for Defence Equipment Support and Technology Philip Dunne said:

Storm Shadow has a deserved reputation for accuracy and reliability. The integration of Storm Shadow onto RAF Typhoons is another powerful sign of our commitment to the continued capability development of this world class aircraft.

The ability to prosecute stand off targeting while maintaining control of the airspace will provide Typhoon with unique battle winning capability.

The agreement, signed at the Farnborough International Air Show today, 17 July, was signed between the NATO Eurofighter Tornado Management Agency, on behalf of the partner nations, and Eurofighter GmbH.