Getafe, Madrid. 27 February 2019 . Airbus has delivered the first upgraded Tranche 1 Eurofighter to the Spanish Air Force. The upgrade was carried out at Airbus facilities in Getafe and involved theintroduction of hardware modifications which support the Operational Flight Program 02 (OFP-02)developed by the Armament and Experimental Logistics Centre (CLAEX). The upgrade developed by Airbus includes modifications that integrate Tranche 2 and Tranche 3 equipment on the aircraft, notleast a Computer Symbol Generator, Digital Video and Voice Recorder, Laser Designator POD andMaintenance Data Panel.
This first single-seat Eurofighter (serial number SS003), to be followed by a second two-seat aircraftcurrently undergoing the upgrade, will be used initially by CLAEX as a test aircraft for the qualificationof these new capabilities that will be implemented on the Air Force’s fleet of 15 Tranche 1Eurofighters.