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EF-2000 / Typhoon
 
Latest update: July 2018

Company: Eurofighter consortium.  Consortium of Airbus D&S, BAe Systems and Leonardo (Alenia-Aermacchi).
 
Abbr.: Order and inventory status information: Abbr.: Order and inventory status information:
       
Order. No. of aircraft ordered. WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.
Opt. No. of aircraft options. Sold No. of aircraft sold to another country.
Opp. No. of possible aircraft sales. Oth. D. No. of aircraft bought from another country.
Canc. No. of aircraft ordered cancelled. LS↓ No. of aircraft leased from another country.
Del. No. of aircraft delivered. LS ↑ No. of aircraft leased to another country.
On Or. No. of aircraft to be delivered. Act. No. of aircraft operational.
W/O No. of aircraft Written Off (crashed).    
       
Lease: When the no. of aircraft LS↓ and LS ↑ are equal the leased aircraft have been returned to the owner.

 
Order and production overview - aircraft totals
 
Country Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Austria 15       15 0             15
Germany 143       129 14             129
Italy 96       89 7 1           88
Kuwait 28       0 28             0
Oman 12       12 0             12
Qatar 24         24             0
Saudi Arabia 72   48   72 0 1           71
Spain 73       67 6 3           64
UK 160       149 11 1 26         122
Total 623   48   533 90 6 26         501
 
Comment(s):

Airbus D&S reported 747 ordered EF-2000s / Typhoons until December 31, 2017 (excluding an order by Qatar for 24 aircraft - contrac not signed). The total number for Airbus D&S would cover 771 aircraft as shown in the table below.
From 2018 the reported numbers were revised. Combat aircraft provided a breakdown consisting of 623 ordered aircraft (tranche 1, tranche 2 and tranche 3A signed and tranche 3B not signed).


Country Order. Airbus Dev. Del. TB del.
Austria 15 15 0 15 0
Germany 143 180 37 129 14
Italy 96 121 25 89 7
Kuwait 28 28 0 0 28
Oman 12 12 0 10 2
Qatar 24 24 0 0 24
Saudi Arabia 72 72 0 72 0
Spain 73 87 14 65 8
UK 160 232 72 145 15
           
Total 623 771 148 525 98


The EF-2000 / Typhoon is build by:

Company Comment                      
                           
Airbus D&S Austria, Germany, Spain.  
BAe Systems Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom.  
Leonardo Italy, Kuwait.  
                           

EF-2000 / Typhoon Test and Development aircraft:

Country Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Germany 2       2 0   2         0
Italy 2       2 0   2         0
Spain 1       1 0 1           0
UK 2       2 0   2         0
Total 7       7 0 1 6         0


Austria:

On July 7, 2017 the Austrian government announced it plans to stop operating the EF-2000. The fighters can be withdrawn from service from 2020.
The original contract for 18 aircraft was changed to 15 with nine aircraft being delivered from the German Air Force production line.

Italy:

The aircraft are also referred to as F-2000 (single seat) and TF-2000 (dual seat). The 500th EF-2000 / Typhoon was delivered to the Italian Air Force.

Oman:

The first two aircraft were delivered from Warton on June 19, 2017.

Airbus D&S reports three aircraft deliveries made by June 30, 2017.

Qatar:

The contract for the purchase of 24 Typhoons was signed between the Qatari and UK Defence Secretaries on December 10, 2017. It follows the Letter of Intent (LOI) between both countries signed on September 17, 2017. In addition the contract also includes a clear intention to buy the Hawk.

Note: the total number of Typhoons was not stated therefore the total number is currently listed as Typhoon F2 variant. Airbus D&S didn't report the Typhoons as ordered by December 31, 2017.

Saudi Arabia:

On June 6, 2017 the last two Typhoons were delivered from Warton to the Royal Saudi Air Force.

United Kingdom:

16 Typhoons will be withdrawn from service and flown to RAF Shawbury for storage and then inducted into the Reduce to Produce (RTP) program.


Designation: Block:                        
                           
Typhoon T.1 1 twin seat aircraft. Upgraded to Typhoon T.3  
Typhoon T.1A 2 twin seat aircraft. Upgraded to Typhoon T.3  
Typhoon F.2 2 single seat aircraft. Upgraded to Typhoon FGR.4  
Typhoon T.3 5 and 8 twin seat aircraft. New and upgraded Typhoon T.1/T.1As.  
Typhoon FGR.4 5 and 8 single seat aircraft. New and upgraded Typhoon F.2s  
                           

All Typhoons originally delivered as block T.1, T.1A and F.2 have been upgraded to the T.3 and FGR.4 standard.
 
Order and production overview - aircraft detailed
 
Country Aircraft Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Austria EF-2000 15       15 0             15
Germany EF-2000 118       104 14             104
  EF-2000(T) 25       25 0             25
Italy EF-2000 84       77 7 1           76
  EF-2000(T) 12       12 0             12
Kuwait EF-2000 22       0 22             0
  EF-2000(T) 6         6             0
Oman Typhoon F2 9       9 0             9
  Typhoon T3 3       3 0             3
Qatar Typhoon F2 24         24             0
Saudi Arabia Typhoon F2 54   48   54 0 1           53
  Typhoon T3 18       18 0             18
Spain EF-2000 59       54 5 2           52
  EF-2000(T) 14       13 1 1           12
UK Typhoon T3 22       22 0   11         11
  Typhoon FGR4 138       127 11 1 15         111
Total   623   48   533 90 6 26         501
 
Comment(s):

Three EF-2000 / Typhoons were lost in a relative short period:

14.09.17: Royal Saudi Air Force, lost during combat operations in Yemen, pilot didn't survive the accident.
24.09.17: Italian Air Force, lost during an aerial display, pilot didn't survive the accident.
12.10.17: Spanish Air Force, lost on approach to Albacete Air Base after fly-past over Madrid, pilot didn't survive the accident.

Royal Air Force:

The first tranche 1 Typhoons are withdrawn from service and stored at RAF Shawbury.
 
Current operators
 
Country Wing Squadron Aircraft Tailcode Base
Germany TLG 31   EF-2000/T   Norvenich
Germany TLG 71   EF-2000/T   Wittmund
Germany TLG 73   EF-2000/T   Laage
Germany TLG 74   EF-2000/T   Neuburg
Italy 20° Gruppo 4° Stormo EF-2000 4-xx Grosseto
Italy 9° Gruppo 4° Stormo EF-2000 4-xx Grosseto
Italy 10° Gruppo 36° Stormo EF-2000 36-xx Gioia del Colle
Italy 12° Gruppo 36° Stormo EF-2000 36-xx Gioia del Colle
Italy 18° Gruppo 37° Stormo EF-2000 37-xx Trapani
Saudi Arabia 2 Wing 3 squadron Typhoon F2/T3   Taif
Saudi Arabia 2 Wing 10 squadron Typhoon F2/T3   Taif
United Kingdom   1(F) squadron Typhoon T3/FGR4   RAF Lossiemouth
United Kingdom   II (AC) squadron Typhoon T3/FGR4   RAF Lossiemouth
United Kingdom   3(F) squadron Typhoon T3/FGR4   RAF Coningsby
United Kingdom   6 squadron Typhoon T3/FGR4   RAF Lossiemouth
United Kingdom   XI squadron Typhoon T3/FGR4   RAF Coningsby
United Kingdom   12 (B) squadron Typhoon T3/FGR4   RAF Coningsby
United Kingdom   29 squadron Typhoon T3/FGR4   RAF Coningsby
United Kingdom   XLI squadron Typhoon T3/FGR4   RAF Coningsby
United Kingdom   1435 Flight Typhoon FGR4   Mount Pleasant
Austria UBWgeschw   EF-2000   Zeltweg
Oman   8 squadron Typhoon F2/T3   Adam
           
 
Comment(s):

RAF 9 squadron currently operates the Tornado until 2019. The squadron will transition to the Typhoon.
RAF 12 (B) squadron was reactivated as joint squadron with Qatar training their pilots.
 
 
Photo gallery
 
Austrian Air Force EF-2000 from the Überwachungsgeschwader at Zeltweg air show 2011. German Air Force TLG 31 EF-2000 display at Karup air show 2014.
German Air Force TLG 31 EF-2000(T) taxiing at his homebase Norvenich in 2015.
     
Italian Air Force EF-2000 / F-2000 from 4° Stormo on approach to Volkel AB in 2015. Italian Air Force EF-2000(T) / TF-2000 from 4° Stormo on approach to Norvenich AB in 2015. Royal Saudi Air Force Typhoon F.2 participated at Zeltweg air show 2011 before being delivered to 3 squadron.
     
Spanish Air Force EF-2000 from Ala 11 arriving at Leeuwarden AB to take part in exercise Frisian Flag 2014. Royal Air Force Typhoon T.3 from 29 squadron arriving at Leeuwarden AB to take part in exercise Frisian Flag 2012. Royal Air Force Typhoon FGR.4 from 3 squadron departing RAF Fairford after static display RIAT 2012.