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EF-2000 / Typhoon
 
Latest update: March 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 WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.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 180       129 51             129
Italy 121       89 32 1           88
Kuwait 28       0 28             0
Oman 12       10 2             10
Qatar 24         24             0
Saudi Arabia 72       72 0 1           71
Spain 87       65 22 3           62
UK 232       143 89 1 22         120
Total 771       523 248 6 22         495
 
Comment(s):

Above order numbers are based on Airbus D&S information. Combat Aircraft (April 2018) provided another detail of the ordered aircraft.

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

Combat Aircraft information provides for 623 ordered EF-2000 / Typhoon aircraft (tranche 1, tranche 2 and tranche 3A signed and tranche 3B not signed). Airbus orders are reported (December 31, 2017) as 747 which didn't include the 24 Typhoons for Qatar - contract not signed - which would make the total 771 aircraft as shown in the table leading to a deviation of 148 aircraft. Around 525 aircraft should now de delivered with 98 aircraft in various stages of production.

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 155       104 51             104
  EF-2000(T) 25       25 0             25
Italy EF-2000 109       77 32 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       7 2             7
  Typhoon T3 3       3 0             3
Qatar Typhoon F2 24         24             0
Saudi Arabia Typhoon F2 54       54 0 1           53
  Typhoon T3 18       18 0             18
Spain EF-2000 73       52 21 2           50
  EF-2000(T) 14       13 1 1           12
UK Typhoon T3 27       27 0   7         20
  Typhoon FGR4 205       118 87 1 16         101
Total   771       525 246 6 23         496
 
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
 
Squadron Wing Aircraft Tailcode AFB State / Country Command
UBWgeschw. UBWgeschw. EF-2000   Zeltweg Austria  
  TLG 31 EF-2000/T   Norvenich Germany  
  TLG 71 EF-2000/T   Wittmund Germany  
  TLG 73 EF-2000/T   Neuburg Germany  
  TLG 74 EF-2000/T   Laage Germany  
9° Gruppo 4° Stormo EF-2000(T) 4-xx Grosseto Italy  
10° Gruppo 36° Stormo EF-2000(T) 36-xx Gioia del Colle Italy  
12° Gruppo 36° Stormo EF-2000(T) 36-xx Gioia del Colle Italy  
18° Gruppo 37° Stormo EF-2000(T) 37-xx Trapani Italy  
20° Gruppo 4° Stormo EF-2000(T) 4-xx Grosseto Italy  
    Typhoon F2/T3     Kuwait  
    Typhoon F2/T3   Adam Oman  
3 Sqn 2 Wing Typhoon F2/T3   King Fahd Air Base Saudi Arabia  
10 Sqn 2 Wing Typhoon F2/T3   King Fahd Air Base Saudi Arabia  
Ala 11 111 Esc. EF-2000(T) 11-xx Moron Spain  
Ala 11 113 Esc. EF-2000(T) 4-xx Moron Spain  
Ala 14 142 Esc. EF-2000(T) 14-xx Albacete Spain  
1(F) Sqn   Typhoon T3/FGR4 F. RAF Lossiemouth United Kingdom  
II (AC) Sqn   Typhoon T3/FGR4 A - Z RAF Lossiemouth United Kingdom  
3(F) Sqn   Typhoon T3/FGR4 QO-. RAF Coningsby United Kingdom  
6 Sqn   Typhoon T3/FGR4 EA - EZ RAF Lossiemouth United Kingdom  
XI Sqn   Typhoon FGR4 D. RAF Coningsby United Kingdom  
29 (R) Sqn   Typhoon FGR4 B. RAF Coningsby United Kingdom  
XLI Sqn   Typhoon T3/FGR4   RAF Coningsby United Kingdom  
1435 Flight   Typhoon FGR4   Mount Pleasant United Kingdom  
 
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.