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Spain offers second-hand Eurofighters to Colombia

The Colombian Air Force received a new Eurofighter Typhoon proposal from the Spanish government in early December, with the proposed deal reportedly covering the supply of between 12-16 second-hand Tranche 2 Eurofighters from the Spanish Air and Space Force

Spanish Typhoon testbed supports Sniper pod trials

The Spanish Air and Space Force is currently using its Eurofighter EF-2000 Instrumented Production Aircraft 4 (IPA4) to support a flight test campaign focusing on the integration of Lockheed Martin’s AN/AAQ-33 Sniper advanced targeting pod onto the Typhoon fleets employed by the air arms of Kuwait and Qatar

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Making the Eurofighter Typhoon of today fit for tomorrow

Celebrating 20 years in service, the Eurofighter Typhoon has outstanding performance as well as a wide range of weapons it can call upon and increasingly offers useful sensor capabilities. In the June 2023 issue of AIR International, Jon Lake explains why some believe the Typhoon’s best years are still to come...

Spanish F/A-18 assists stricken airliner during in-flight emergency

A Spanish Air and Space Force-operated F/A-18A+ Hornet assigned to 462 Escadron – a component of Ala 46 at Gando Air Base, Gran Canaria – recently provided support to an Airbus A321-211 belonging to Sunclass Airlines, after the airliner declared an in-flight emergency due to a possible landing gear problem

Autogyro reproduction set to fly in Spain

An airworthy reproduction of the world’s first gyroplane has been completed at Camarenilla aerodrome in Toledo, Spain

Spain opts to acquire additional PC-21s

Having already ordered an initial batch of 24 turboprop-driven Pilatus PC-21s in early 2020, the Spanish Air and Space Force has further bolstered its commitment to the platform by acquiring a further 16 examples from the Swiss aircraft manufacturer, making it the largest operator of the PC-21 in Europe

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Spain to arm Eurofighters with Brimstone missiles

The Spanish Air and Space Force has selected MBDA’s Brimstone air-to-ground missile for its fleet of Eurofighters

Airworthy classic jet joins Spanish collection

Hispano Aviación HA-220 Super Saeta EC-DXJ was placed on display at Spain’s Fundación Infante de Orleans (FIO) flight museum recently

Spain set for lengthy capability gap following P-3M Orion retirement

After almost 50 years of operational service, the Spanish Air and Space Force retired its final Lockheed P-3M Orion maritime patrol aircraft on December 17

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Fuelling NATO's Firepower: Tankers flock to Lanzarote for EART 2022

French, Italian and Canadian tanker aircraft gathered in Lanzarote to take part in the European Air Refuelling Training exercise. AirForces Monthly reports