'Italy will do its part for Eurofighter jets' says Pinotti

Eurofighter Typhoon by BAE Systems, Airbus, Alenia Aermacchi

(ANSA) - Farnborough (London), July 15 - Italy intends to do its part to upgrade Eurofighter planes, Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti said at the ongoing Farnborough Air Show on Tuesday.
    The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine, canard-delta wing, multirole fighter designed and manufactured by a consortium that includes BAE Systems (UK), the Airbus Group (France), and Alenia Aermacchi (Italy).
    The project is managed by NATO, which is also its prime customer.
    "We fully agree with our partners on the need to upgrade the Eurofighter, which is an excellent product, to make it more competitive," said Pinotti.
    "Italy has the elements to play a part in this," added the minister.
    The upgrade involves installing new radar equipment manufactured by Selex Es, a subsidiary of Italian aerospace and defense giant Finmeccanica.


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