BAE Systems has successfully completed testing of fire guided missile air-to-air Meteor, the BVRAAM type (beyond the scope Visual Meteor, launched from a fighter aircraft Eurofighter Typhoon, he informed IHS Jane on 14 September. During the trials held in the range of Hébridad under the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom, Typhoon aircraft IPA6 Meteor missiles launched against real air targets in pre-planned as part of broader improvements scenarios within campaigns flight test of Typhoon Phase 2 (P2E. According to test pilot Nat Makepeace, BAE Systems, the missile separated cleanly and successfully guided to its target, maintaining a data link with the aircraft.
Flight tests were conducted by BAE Systems supported by QinetiQ, MBDA, and Selex, and part of the contract with Management Agency Eurofighter and Tornado NATO (NETMA) to fully integrate the Meteor missile in Typhoon end 2016. This release follows the previous Meteor made by the a1PI in December 2014. Those first releases were conducted to test the missile itself, while this latest round of tests concerned the integration of Meteor on Finally Typhoon standard tests and interaction with radar missile. Speaking to IHS Jane in July, BAE Systems said Meteor launches were the first phase of a test campaign for 150 flights P2E improving the fleet capacity in international tests.
In the coming weeks, the aircraft car IPA6 will be joined in the campaign for Typhoon double seat BAE Systems borrow the Ministry of Defence (BT017), as well as aircraft under the other nations in the Eurofighter consortium from Germany, Italy and Spain. It is expected that flights from P2E run until the end of the year, and will include tests cruise missile MBDA Storm Shadow (including releases in the UK by the Italian aviation), and testing of new additional interface improvements and other cabin general development work in the P2E. Assuming that the test campaign is successful, the P2E configuration should be ready for deployment by the end of 2017.