Hensoldt has been awarded a contract worth a mid-three-digit million euro amount for the next phase of EUROFIGHTER maintenance. The contract covers service tasks for Hensoldt’s share of various EUROFIGHTER systems covering radar, self-protection and avionics, the company writes in a press release. Hensoldt’s service is to contribute to an increase in the number of EUROFIGHTER flying hours.
The full-service flight hour contract is organised through consortial partnerships in the four EUROFIGHTER core nations (UK, Italy, Spain and Germany) and mandated through several national contracts via the Eurofighter partner companies:
- Airbus GE
- Airbus SP
- BAE Systems UK
- Leonardo Aircraft Division IT
Hensoldt is the national German leader of the Radar- and Defensive Aids Subsystem Consortium until the end of 2026 and is also the service and consortium partner for the other nations.
When the contract becomes effective, the assemblies of the four Eurofighter core nations with their total of approximately 500 aircraft will be maintained by the Hensoldt sites in:
The German sites in Neuburg and Laage have Technical Diagnostic Cells. Here, Hensoldt technicians repair radar and self-protection components of the German EUROFIGHTERs on site. In addition, the Radar Automatic Test Equipment system developed and supported by Hensoldt is used in all EUROFIGHTER nations. It supports the technicians on site both in troubleshooting and in the final re-certification of assemblies for flight operations after repairs have been carried out, Hensoldt points out.
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.