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DSEI 2021: BAE and Leonardo outline future Typhoon weapon and sensor capabilities

16th September 2021 - 09:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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A 12 Squadron Eurofighter Typhoon banks during a three aircraft formation. (Photo: UK MoD/Crown Copyright)

Weapons and sensor changes will be the primary focus of Eurofighter future capability enhancements, under plans laid out by BAE Systems and Leonardo.

Officials from BAE Systems and Leonardo have unveiled a comprehensive Eurofighter Typhoon future capabilities plan out to 2040 that includes a major focus on weapons and sensor integration.

The swing role aircraft is expected to undergo various changes to support increased lethality; improve EW and radar capabilities; and even be part of adjunct or uncrewed experimentation, similar to programme ambitions outlined by the UK’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS) programme.

On the sensor front, the European Common Radar System Mark 2 (ECRS Mk2) AESA — already under contract with the UK MoD and set to replace the Euroradar Captor mechanically …

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