The Bundeswehr’s Tornados will receive modernised radar warning equipment by 2025 after parliament cleared the way for a comprehensive obsolescence and vulnerability elimination of the combat aircraft’s self-protection equipment last month. To this end, the NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency (NETMA) has concluded a corresponding contract worth €102.3M with the prime contractor Panavia Aircraft, which provides for the adaptation development and integration of components in the period 2021 to 2025.
Under a subcontract, Saab will deliver modernised radar warning equipment for around €40M, which will provide future-proof processor performance and extend the service life of the Tornado’s radar warning system. According to Saab the state-of-the-art radar warning equipment provides aircrews with superior situational awareness in the electromagnetic spectrum, even in challenging scenarios. Saab was first awarded a contract to renew radar warning equipment for German Tornados in 1999.
Mission Next-Level Weapon Stabilisation – Tailor-Made Meets ModularIn the development and production of military vehicles, time is not only money, but also relative. Years pass from the idea to the first deployment. In turn, vehicles are in service for decades before they need repairs and upgrades.