Germany signs Meteor production contract
As the last partner nation, Germany has signed up for Meteor production with MBDA. Also, today Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH signed a Meteor integration contract with NETMA (NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency).
The German order came on 31 May, after the relevant parliamentary commitees finally approved the long overdue deal. All six Meteor Partner Nations (PNs) (France,Germany,Italy,Spain,Sweden and theUK) have now placed production orders.
Powered by a throttleable ramjet engine, utilising an advanced radar seeker and network enabled through a sophisticated data link, Meteor’s capabilities provide a step change in combat effectiveness and survivability to modern aircraft, MBDA claims.