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.
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.