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RAF Typhoon fitted with Leonardo radar designed to enhance capabilities

17th January 2024 - 12:14 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


ECRS Mk 2 features a multi-functional array that can perform both traditional radar functions and EW tasks. (Photo: BAE Systems)

The ECRS Mk 2 radar set to take the Royal Air Force Typhoon's capabilities beyond traditional radar functions has been fitted onto an aircraft in preparation for flight tests.

The European Common Radar System (ECRS) Mk 2 radar has been fitted to an aircraft ahead of flight trials.

ECRS Mk 2, which will be used by the Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon fighters, has been developed by Leonardo UK and integrated into the UK’s test and evaluation Typhoon by BAE Systems.

The radar features a multi-functional array (MFA) that can perform traditional radar functions, including search and targeting, as well as EW tasks.

The capability would allow the multirole fighter to locate and deny the use of an adversary’s radar with an electronic jamming attack while staying beyond the reach

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

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

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