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Spain intends to procure additional Eurofighters

By Defence Industry Europe

During the last meeting of defence ministers of states participating in the Eurofighter programme, a representative of Spain informed other partners that Madrid is considering the purchase of an additional batch of Eurofighter multirole fighters.

This was reported by Spanish specialized defence media.



Recall that Spain has ordered 20 Eurofighter jets last year to replace the replace fleet of aged F/A-18 Hornet fighters deployed to the Canary Islands

Last year, Spain has announced two initiatives to further modernize of its military aircraft fleet. Firstly, Madrid plans to buy new fighters to replace another F/A-18 Hornet of Spanish Air and Space Forces. Secondly, Spain intends to procure new aircraft for the navy to replace AV-8B Harrier II.

According to janes.com website, “EUR 130 million is earmarked for the Hornet replacement in FY23, with a further EUR 90 million to replace the Harrier and for Phase 2 of the Hornet replacement. In all, EUR 10.75 billion is to be allocated to both projects up to 2028.”



During a meeting in Milan, Spanish Secretary of State for Defence Amparo Valcere said that Spain is considering the procurement of an additional batch of Eurofighter aircraft for Spanish Air and Space Force. However, he stressed that the future decision “will depend on the good progress” of the Eurofighter programme.

 

 

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