About FIRST DELIVERY OF TAURUS KEPD 350 TO SPAIN
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FIRST DELIVERY OF TAURUS KEPD 350 TO SPAIN info
The first two TAURUS KEPD 350 have been delivered to the Spanish Air Force to equip its EF-18 fighter aircraft. The missiles have been delivered ahead of schedule by TAURUS Systems GmbH, a subsidiary of LFK GmbH, now part of MBDA Deutschland, and Saab Bofors Dynamics of Sweden.
The missiles are undergoing captive flight testing for integration on the EF-18, with the integration activities due for completion in the first quarter of 2008. Spain has ordered a total of 43 missiles.
Germany and Spain have, moreover, declared their intent to integrate Taurus KEPD 350 onto Eurofighter/Typhoon.
"The delivery of the first two missiles to Spain represents an important step on the road to certification for TAURUS KEPD 350 on the EF-18 aircraft. In TAURUS KEPD 350, the Spanish Air Force is receiving the most powerful missile in its category.