Eurofighter is present at IDET 2011 in Brno, Czech Republic, the 11th International Exhibition of Defence and Security Technologies. On their stand officials of the Czech Air Force and the Czech public can see a model of the Typhoon in Czech Air Force colors as well as an HMSS helmet.
The Eurofighter Typhoon in Czech Air Force colors
The current lease of Saab Gripens by the Czech Air Force will end in 2015 and the Czech White Paper of Defence raised a potential need for a new NATO compatible supersonic aircraft.
The European solution offered by the Eurofighter Typhoon could help to sustain and develop the capabilities of the Czech defence industry and develop its skilled workforce. Through international collaboration and a designated technology insertion programme, involvment in the Typhoon programme would ensure the nation's air force flies a very advanced new generation aircraft for the coming decades.