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UK injects £2.35 billion into Eurofighter ECRS Mk2 upgrade

17th July 2022 - 10:36 GMT | by Tim Martin in RAF Fairford


RAF Eurofighter Typhoon Tranche 3 aircraft are expected to be fitted with new ECRS Mk2 radars by 2030 (Photo: BAE Systems)

The Eurofighter Typhoon ECRS Mk2 upgrade has received a significant financial boost.

The UK MoD has invested a further £2.35 billion ($2.78 billion) in the Eurofighter Typhoon European Common Radar System Mark 2 (ECRS Mk2) upgrade with funding also going toward the wider Phased 4 Enhancement (P4E) effort.  

The new tranche of funding for industry partners BAE Systems and Leonardo was announced by Jeremy Quin, minister for defence procurement, at the Royal International Air Tattoo on 15 July.

‘We will be incorporating world-class ECRS Mk2 radars by the end of the decade, which can detect, identify and track multiple targets simultaneously, in the most challenging operational environments, delivering enhanced mission computers and

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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