The United Kingdom hopes to get Eurofighter partners to define and approve another major round of Typhoon upgrades by the second quarter of 2010 to ensure the capabilities start to reach operator hands in 2014. A big ambition for Britain is to bolster the aircraft’s ground-attack capability. In particular, the Royal Air Force wants to pull fielding of the Brimstone missile as far forward as possible within the upgrade cycle, says the defense ministry’s assistant head of capability ...


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