SPANISH SWING ROLE

Having originally planned to field its Eurofighters solely as air-to-air fighters, Spain quickly embraced multi-role plans and has played a leading role in air-to-surface capability development.

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A Tranche 2 Eurofighter (serial C.16-53) of Ala 11 noses out of its shelter clutching a 1,000lb EGBU-16 (GBU-48).
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EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON // SPANISH AIR FORCE

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND Space delivered an initial pair of Eurofighter Typhoons completed to P1Eb FW (Phase 1 Enhanced Further Work) standard to Albacete air base in December 2017. There the first two newbuild aircraft in P1Eb FW configuration were handed over to the Ejército del Aire (Spanish Air Force).

The aircraft were manufactured at the final assembly line in Getafe, Spain, and include increased integration of a variety of air-to-surface weapons and enhanced targeting, among other improvements. Airbus describes the P1Eb FW configuration as, ‘a key step in the overall Eurofighter evolution plan.’

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