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BAE Systems future-proofs Typhoon with 'Tranche 5' upgrades and GCAP synergies

7th July 2023 - 15:30 GMT | by Norbert Neumann

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The BAE Systems Typhoon modernisation and the Global Combat Air Programmes have obvious synergies, says company. (Photo: UK MoD/Crown Copyright)

BAE Systems is working to enhance the Eurofighter Typhoon multirole fighter with advanced chip technology, delivering significant computational power and improved cyber-resilience for future air combat capabilities.

BAE Systems is working to future-proof the Eurofighter Typhoon by reengineering certain aspects of the jet under the mid-life upgrade, widely known as Long-Term Evolution (LTE).

These enhancements will include substantially increased computational power, upgrading the core of the weapon systems, and giving the aircraft new mission computing and software.

These all fall under the Medulla project, which aims to assess the future operational space and threat environment and create solutions for the 2030s data- and software-intensive battlespace.

Anthony Gregory, BAE Systems Europe BD director, told reporters at the company’s Warton facility that there are clear parallels between the Typhoon

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Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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