Italy plans to purchase up to 24 Eurofighter Typhoon multirole fighters.

https://www.armyrecognition.com/news/aerospace-news/2024/italy-plans-to-purchase-up-to-24-eurofighter-typhoon-multirole-fighters
They will have 118 eurofighters soon

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >They will have 118 eurofighters soon
    Sure they're not just going to do a like-for-like replacement of 24 of their old Tranche 1 jets?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's absolutely this just like with Germany. Spain is doing the same with the Halcon deal but refuses to admit it because it would cause the same scandal as in the UK where they retired 53 T1 early with an average of 2400 flight hours logged over 6000 originally planned per jet.
      Good for their economy I guess.

      Why don't they just buy double the amount of F-16s since the US won't be needing them soon anyway?
      European planes fricking suck unless they're French.

      >European planes fricking suck unless they're French.
      You gain brouzouf

      Americans are being fricktards about integrating European weapons on F-35 so it hurts countries like Italy who wont be able to use Marte, IRIS-T, SPEAR and other weapons they want

      What about the Meteor and Spear 3 though?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >What about the Meteor and Spear 3 though?
        Meteor integration keeps getting pushed back by Lockheed to later and later software packages. It was meant to be by 2025, then 2027 now "end of the decade". Partly because of problems with F-35s TR-3 software update.
        SPEAR 3 is supposed to be in the same block, but it's considered at an increased risk of integration costs escalating, because it's still in development and it's a more complex system. It's not in service at all yet

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Well that's kinda fricked up.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i cooka da pizza

      What does Italy even need planes for?

      To fly around and look pretty.

      Good enough I guess.

      Why don't they just buy double the amount of F-16s since the US won't be needing them soon anyway?
      European planes fricking suck unless they're French.

      >moronic 80 IQ American takes
      >Opinion rejected

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

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        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

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  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why not just build more F-35s. Italy actually produces the F-35 entirely, unlike the Eurofighter

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      F-35 is expensive and they don't need that many given they air force's needs.
      >But the eurofighter is expensive too
      Yes but in the long run it's cheaper if you account for maintenance costs.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        4th gen fighter are going to be completely useless in the next 10 years

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      F-35 is expensive and they don't need that many given they air force's needs.
      >But the eurofighter is expensive too
      Yes but in the long run it's cheaper if you account for maintenance costs.

      Add to that: USA products come with all kinds of strings attached. If USA happens to veto the usage of any american product, the receivers of said products can either bow down the will of daddy uncle sams will, or risk severe political and contractual implications.
      It's all fine as long as we're friends and all, but in the very real scenario that le orange man, or someone even more moronic than that comes back into power then who knows what happens.

      I'm telling you: Elon musk or fricking Snoop Dogg will become the president really fricking soon, and then all bets are off.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        > USA products come with all kinds of strings attached
        Anti semitism detected. You will provide the weapons and no strings will be attached or you are hitler and pro Hamas

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I promise you if Italy goes rogue and decides to bomb you we'll support it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Americans are being fricktards about integrating European weapons on F-35 so it hurts countries like Italy who wont be able to use Marte, IRIS-T, SPEAR and other weapons they want

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Italy actually produces the F-35 entirely

      Final assembly isn't entirely producing you fricking meatball

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This. morons think assembly means anything, they are simply the mexicos for the F35s. All of those MROs and none of those countries are even permitted to change the oil or replace a loose screw without the express permission of the US

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This. morons think assembly means anything, they are simply the mexicos for the F35s. All of those MROs and none of those countries are even permitted to change the oil or replace a loose screw without the express permission of the US

        The F-35 is an Italian aircraft.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i cooka da pizza

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why don't they just buy double the amount of F-16s since the US won't be needing them soon anyway?
    European planes fricking suck unless they're French.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the Eurofighter is favoured over the F-15C in Red Flag

      It's absolutely this just like with Germany. Spain is doing the same with the Halcon deal but refuses to admit it because it would cause the same scandal as in the UK where they retired 53 T1 early with an average of 2400 flight hours logged over 6000 originally planned per jet.
      Good for their economy I guess.
      [...]
      >European planes fricking suck unless they're French.
      You gain brouzouf
      [...]
      What about the Meteor and Spear 3 though?

      >Good for their economy
      it's cheaper than upgrading
      >What about the Meteor and Spear 3
      bought and paid for by the Brits
      but delayed due to TR-3 as anon said

      Well that's kinda fricked up.

      every fricking thing is delayed due to TR-3

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What does Italy even need planes for?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      To fly around and look pretty.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Good enough I guess.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      why do you need a handgun?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They have a growing migrant boat problem that needs to be dealt with.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wonder if half motivated by offset requirements from another project.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I guess this will be the last purchase for Italy until GCAP.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I keep forgetting Italy exists. Is there a term for those meaningless European public-sector welfare states with basically zero impact on the world stage?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      "turnkey nuclear power", usually

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Buying Eurocope Typhoon
    It is just as expensive as an F-35
    If they want to go cheaper, just buy the gripen then.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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  13. 1 month ago
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    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

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  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Refurbished T1-T2 like the UK or new ones like Germany and Spain?

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