Today we have celebrated the 20th anniversary of the signature of the Convention of the Organisation Conjointe de Cooperation en Matiere d’Armement, as well as its growth with the official inauguration of the new Bonn premises.
The event has counted with the presence of the Ambassador of the Federal Ministry of Defence of NRW, the Mayor of Bonn, representatives of our Corporate Boards and Committees, Programme Board and Committees representatives, Industry representatives, the Chief Executive of EDA and the General Manager of NSPA.
During the first week of August the Grizzlies reached 500 flying hours, comprising almost 150 flights since the first flight of MSN (Manufacturer’s Serial Number) 001 past 11 December 2009. MSN001 flew 80 times, MSN002 flew 56 and MSN003, with the first flight being held past 09 July, already flew 11 times. During this time, the Grizzlies have participated with great success in the Berlin ILA Show (MSN001) and in Farnborough International Airshow (MSN002) where a formal naming ceremony was also held. The three first prototypes are in flight, with the forth aircraft being assembled in Seville, planning for its first flight at the end of the year. The plan includes five prototypes for test activities. Two crews from Nations have already participated in test flights.