Eurofighter delayed by landing gear problems
"The troubled Eurofighter project was hit by further difficulties yesterday after it emerged that an independent safety report said that its landing gear computer could fail with "catastrophic" results.
The project is already four years behind schedule and £600 million over budget and there is intense pressure to scrap some aircraft.
A leaked report said there were three "significant safety issues" with the £47 million aircraft, now renamed Typhoon, which should prevent its initial release to service. While two of these could be solved, the problems with the landing gear computer could not, said the report by Qinetiq, the private company that operates the MoD's flight test centre at Boscombe Down.
The MoD said that as a result of the Qinetiq report, Typhoon was modified."
Maybe they could commision TZ to rebuild the landing gear computer with old parts we have laying around here.
I may be wrong but I think there was a British spitfire plane called a Typhoon ? If so the re-naming of it may be just a ploy to entrust confidence as the spitfire was easily one of the nastiest things in the sky in it's day, or at least it carries the legendary status of being so.