Enhance Typhoon Electronic Warfare Capabilities, Four Countries United in EuroDASS

Future Combat Air System
Future Combat Air System
France, - Waiting for the realization of the project "Future Combat Air System" (FCAS) which is fought by France, Germany and Spain, at least jet fighters that have been marketed to Indonesia, Eurofighter Typhoon will continue to be used until 2040. And wait until 2040, already goods of course Typhoon needs to get increased capabilities to be able to serve the challenges of increasingly dynamic air warfare.

The four initiator countries as well as Eurofighter Typhoon users, namely Britain, Germany, Spain and Italy, then formed a consortium called the EuroDASS (Defensive Aids Subsystem). Quoted from aionline.com (10/22/2019), it was called if the consortium's intention was to implement the next generation electronic warfare (EW) suite on Typhoon fighter jets.

Long story short, EuroDASS introduced the Typhoon upgrade as Praetorian Evolution, where Typhoon fighter jets will be equipped with new digital architecture and expanded capabilities in electronic warfare.
Future Combat Air System
Future Combat Air System
Praetorian Evolution provides Typhoon improvements in threat detection, evaluation and countermeasures of air-to-air and air-to-surface threats using radio frequency and infrared guidance. In particular, EuroDASS mentions additional embedded systems that include electronic support measures, active missile approach warners, laser warning receivers, electronic countermeasures, towed radar decoys and chaff / flares dispensers.

Because Eurofighter Typhoon is currently the backbone of the air power of four European countries, details about the development of the Praetorian Evolution were recently discussed at the EuroDASS conference on 9 October in London. Phil Liddiard, Vice President of Combat Air Leonardo said, that EuroDASS architecture was built to answer new threats that are more complex in the future.
Future Combat Air System
Future Combat Air System
The EuroDASS consortium involves four companies representing state entities, such as Leonardo (England), Elettronica (Italy), Hensoldt (Germany) and Indra (Spain).


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