Meeting of Secretaries of State for Defense of the Eurofighter Typhoon Program
(Source: Spanish Ministry of Defense; issued Sept 28, 2021)
(Unofficial translation by Defense-Aerospace.com)
The three junior defense ministers from Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom pose with Spanish defense undersecretary Esperanza Casteleiro at the opening of the Eurofighter Steering Committee meeting in Las Palmas, Spain. (Spanish MoD photo)
On September 27 and 28, the ministerial meeting of Secretaries of State for Defense of the Eurofighter Typhoon Program was held in person in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in which the progress of the program was assessed and the future guidelines agreed.

The meeting was chaired by the Secretary of State for Defense, Esperanza Casteleiro, and was attended by her counterparts from Germany, the United Kingdom and Italy.

In addition, representatives of the main industries of the nations participating in the program, as well as the CEOs of Eurofighter and Eurojet, have been present.

During these two days, the various ongoing projects that will allow the next integration into the Eurofighter fleet of important capacities have been reviewed, and a common route has been agreed for the so-called P4E capabilities package, which will allow the operation of advanced radars. of electronic scanning, as well as the development of the 'Long Term Evolution' concept, which will be the basis for the evolution of the platform to a new generation of aircraft, maintaining the Eurofighter as a relevant weapons system and technological reference, capable of being integrated into the future FCAS concept.

The slogan chosen for the ministerial meeting, "Ubi Concordia, ibi victoria" (United for success), summarizes the need to reach solid agreements that allow the development of this ambitious project. This meeting has also served to strengthen, even more, the ties that already exist as allies and partners in the common project.

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