Fielding of the rocket/ramjet-powered Meteor air-to-air missile on the Eurofighter Typhoon is being pushed back two years. The move is part of a wider rescoping of weapon-integration plans. Under what is known as Change Requirement 270, the four Eurofighter partner nations—Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain—are trying to negotiate a revised integration strategy for the MBDA Meteor. Aligning weapon and aircraft development has proved challenging almost from the outset of the program. ...


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