In February, the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force) posted some rare photos showing its Eurofighter Typhoons in Swing Role configuration, i.e. equipped with a mix of air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons. In detail, they carry IRIS-T short-range missiles, AIM-120 AMRAAM medium-range missiles, Paveway II precision-guided bombs as well as the Litening advanced targeting pod.
This image proves how the Eurofighter, born as an air superiority fighter, has evolved over the years into a modern multirole platform capable of effectively performing air-to-ground and reconnaissance missions. Although other nations, such as the UK, have long used the Typhoon in a mixed role, this marks a major change for the Italian Air Force. Read more here