BAE Systems is carrying out wind tunnel trials to assess the aerodynamics of mounting conformal fuel tanks (CFTs) onto the Eurofighter Typhoon. The testing, taking place in the company’s high-speed tunnel facility in the U.K., aims to accelerate the clearance process for the tanks to be integrated onto the combat aircraft. The two CFTs, which would be fitted on top of the rear fuselage of Tranche 3 aircraft only, can carry the same amount of fuel – 3,000 liters – as three ...

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