Warplanes: July 10, 2000


: eye-safe laser to the TOW missile control system.--Stephen V Cole

Future derivatives of the Eurofighter Typhoon are "virtually unlimited" according to program officials. Besides the stealthy version previously mentioned in FYEO, there are at least four others under consideration:

1. A deep attack version with more internal fuel.

2. A version with thrust vectoring, considered of particular interest to the Germans.

3. A carrier-based version for the Royal Navy's new large carriers.

4. An electronic warfare version, perhaps combined with


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