Eurofighter Typoons arrive in Bangalore for Indian Air Force MMRCA flight testing

Two Eurofighter Typhoons 30-24 and 30-42 accompanied by their Airbus A310-304 MRTT arrived at Bangalore’s HAL airport Thursday, February 18th afternoon at 15:40 (10:10Z). The three planes flew in over the airport in formation, and then peeled right. Great formation flying by all three.

Eurofighter Typhoons in formation with Airbus A310-304 MRTT
One Typhoon did a low pass over runway 09 to inspect and familiarise, after which the three aircraft landed in sequence. Each of the Typhoons followed by the MRTT.

Eurofighter Typhoon landing at Bangalore HAL airport Indian Airforce MMRCA
The Eurofighters are the last of the five contenders in the Indian Air Force’s 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) procurement tender estimated at $10.5 billion (Rs. 55,000 Crore). Its competitors the Lockheed Martin F-16 Viper, F/A-18 SuperHornet, MiG-35, and Dassault Rafale have already completed their testing at Bangalore.

The crews will rest up and testing begins in earnest from Monday.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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