Praetorian Evolution unveiled by EuroDASS
A concept for the future of the Praetorian Defensive Aids Sub System (DASS) for the Eurofighter Typhoon has been unveiled by the EuroDASS consortium.
Called Praetorian Evolution, the concept is the proposed roadmap to ensure the Typhoon retains protected against future air and surface threats such as integrated air defence systems.
The existing Praetorian DASS equips the Typhoon with protection from threats including infra-red (IR or heat-seeking) and radar-guided missiles. Integrated sensors and jamming equipment also provide situational awareness and a digital stealth capability, achieved through advanced electronic deception techniques.
Praetorian Evolution will also look beyond the traditional protective role of DASS. In the future battlespace, the role of Typhoon will evolve and its DASS will need to do more to keep the fighter at the heart of the future fleet mix, alongside 5th generation and future platforms. Praetorian Evolution will propose a number of advanced new capabilities including multi-platform electronic warfare and combat ISR functions such as high-precision targeting and advanced combat ID.
Praetorian Evolution’s all-digital architecture will ensure ease of future upgrades, while life cycle costs will be optimised. This will also be an opportunity to take advantage of the latest hardware advances to increase the reliability and reduced integrated logistics support requirements.
EuroDASS comprises Leonardo, Elettronica, Indra and Hensoldt.
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