26.07.2008
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2008-07-28 - Eurofighter QRAEurofighter Typhoon now on QRA duty in Spain

Alle Kunden nutzen nun Eurofighter für Luftraumüberwachung<br /> The Spanish Air Force has announced the assignment of Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) responsibilities to Eurofighter Typhoon. All five customer Air Forces now operate the weapon system in the air defence role, with Spain following the leadsof Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and Austria in deploying their newest weapon system to the first line of defence.

As of 17 July 2008, Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft are working in  complement with Mirage F-1s and F-18s in securing Spanish airspace,  fulfilling the role out of Morón AFB.

Italy, in December 2005, was the first nation to assign QRA tasks to Eurofighter Typhoon. The United Kingdom followed suit in July 2007 while Germany and Austria began QRA and air surveillance operations  with the type in June and July 2008 respectively. Also in July, the  Royal Air Force officially declared their XI Squadron Eurofighter  Typhoons as multi-role capable on completion of their deployment to  the United States for Exercise Green Flag West.




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