Two European countries are watching with interest a program that Spain is implementing on some of its fighter planes, in particular, for an older model of the Eurofighter, Trench 1, as published by Digital Infodefense citing military sources Has been done It is an initiative aimed at increasing the lifespan of these 17 fighters.
As stated in the aforementioned Digital, it is an update program for the oldest version of the European fighter that has attracted the attention of the United Kingdom and Austria, two countries that plan to deregister these models in their respective air forces. Are. , an issue that had a fixed time horizon of 2025 in London.
However, the British BAE Systems – in charge of the Eurofighter program in the United Kingdom – submitted a series of technical documents to the Ministry of Defense for a final update of the 52 Eurofighter Tranche 1 available to the British Aviation Corps (RAF). Also according to InfoDefense, the Austrian Federal Armed Forces have proposed a similar modernization.
Spanish modernization project
In this sense, the Spanish modernization program aims to introduce the capabilities of the most modern versions, such asTrenchesh 2 and 3. This is software (Cnm02+), which includes improvements to both weapons and communications. The standout is the self-designation of air-to-surface weapons—the integration of the Lightning III designation pod—which provides the ability to designate and launch laser bombs. New air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities have also been integrated, adding hardware improvements.