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Typhoon aircraft proves itself in fight against DAESH

Hallbergmoos, Germany - According to an Raf spokesman

An RAF Spokesman says Typhoon has proved itself at the heart of the international coalition fighting against DAESH. The aircraft has now flown in excess of 900 missions over Iraq and Syria since December 2015, providing daily support to international coalition forces in the fight against DAESH on Operation SHADER. Each mission consists of a pair of Typhoons and all told the operational activity equates to over 10,000 flying hours, during which the aircraft has delivered more than 850 Paveway IV weapons. As a multi-role aircraft, Typhoon offers Air to Air operations with precision strike Air to Surface operations using Paveway IV laser-guided weapon and 27mm cannon. The Litening III Advanced Targeting Pod generates a fidelity of coordinates that permits immediate self-strike capability, significantly reducing the time to prosecute time-sensitive targets. The RAF Spokesman added that Typhoon’s reliability was another important strength. Over the last 20 months all five RAF frontline squadrons have worked in support of the missions and the RAF Spokesman said that Typhoon Force’s success in the international fight against DAESH is thanks to it fully using all its strengths — people and aircraft. A recent 1(F) Squadron post-Operational report states that Typhoon has employed Paveway IV effectively in all of its modes, including GPS, Laser, Desired impact angle or azimuth.

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