A modern icon of British air power, the hugely capable Typhoon multi-role combat aircraft is flown by the RAF on operations overseas and in defence of UK airspace.
Typhoon at a glance
- Typhoon is the largest Defence project in the MOD’s portfolio by value.
- Armed with Paveway IV, Enhanced Paveway II, AMRAAM and ASRAAM missiles and a Mauser 27mm cannon, it can be deployed in high-intensity conflict, air policing and peacekeeping support operations.
- Along with F-35 Lightning II, Typhoon will become the spear point of the UK’s combat air power.
- The DE&S Fast Air Support Team (FAST) is focused on delivering Project Centurion – a series of capability upgrades to enable Typhoon to replace Tornado GR4 in combat air defence and offensive air support roles.