Eurofighter Typhoon outperforms U.S. F-15 in NATO exercises
LONDON — The Eurofighter has bested the U.S.-origin F-15 fighter-jet
in combat exercises.
Officials said the Eurofighter Typhoon outperformed the F-15 in mock
dogfights in late 2009. They said the Eurofighter was deployed by the
Spanish Air Force while the U.S. Air Force flew the F-15s.
"The Typhoons dominated the battlespace," an official said.
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During the exercise, titled Dissimilar Aircraft Combat Training, two
Eurofighters defeated eight F-15s. In one engagement, one of the Typhoons
shot down four F-15s, with the second Typhoon neutralizing three other
The NATO exercise took place as Saudi Arabia accepted deliveries of the
first Typhoons. The Royal Saudi Air Force also has about 150 F-15s,
purchased from the U.S. firm Boeing.
The Eurofighter consortium has touted the Typhoon as the leading
interceptor. Oman has also been examining the Eurofighter.