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Airbus has delivered the first upgraded Euro Fighter Tranche 1 of the Spanish Air Force. The upgrade was carried out in the Airbus plants in Getafe and included the introduction of hardware modifications to support developed by the defense and trial logistics center (Centro de Logístico Armamento y Experimentacion, CLAEX) Operational Flight Program 02.

Which was developed by Airbus upgrade equipment elements have been integrated into the aircraft of Tranche 2 and 3. FIG. These include a computer symbol generator, a digital video and voice recorder, a laser designator POD and a control panel for maintenance.

This first single-seat Euro Fighter (serial number SS003) is first used by CLAEX as test aircraft for the qualification of these new capabilities. It followed by a second two-seat fighter. A total of 15 Spanish Euro Fighter Tranche 1 are converted.

Gerhard Heiming