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Gerhard Heiming

Following approval by the German and Spanish governments, Airbus has been awarded a contract for the development, delivery and integration of 115 EUROFIGHTER ESCAN radars for the German and Spanish EUROFIGHTER fleets. The contract provides for the delivery and integration of 110 radars for Germany and initially five for Spain from 2023. Development and construction of the radars will be subcontracted and awarded to the Euroradar-consortium led by Hensoldt and Indra, with the involvement of other EUROFIGHTER partner companies. According to Airbus, the Eurofighter CAPTOR-E radar is the world’s most advanced fighter radar with electronic beam steering.

The airframe is prepared for the installation of the largest possible electronic radar field, detection and tracking range, advanced air-to-ground capabilities and enhanced electronic self-protection measures. In particular, the size of the aircraft nose allows a higher field of view than any other combat aircraft, increasing the aircraft’s performance and also guaranteeing the EUROFIGHTER’s role as an important component of the Future Combat Air System (FCAS).