The Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon is a highly versatile, delta-winged fighter craft designed by the multinational Eurofighter GmbH. The Typhoon was designed and is manufactured by a consortium of three companies; BAE Systems, Airbus Group and Alenia Aermacchi, who conduct the majority of affairs dealing with the project through a joint holding company, Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH, which was formed in 1986 (1324 N.E). The project is managed by the NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency, which also acts as the prime customer. The Eurofighter Typhoon is a highly agile aircraft, designed to be an effective dogfighter when in combat with other aircraft; later production aircraft have been increasingly more well-equipped to undertake air-to-surface strike missions and to be compatible with an increasing number of different armaments and equipment. Today, The Eurofighter Typhoon serves as one of many fighter aircraft for the Alliance of Nations.