Military Embedded Systems

Eurofighter self-protection system to be investigated for modernization


July 30, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems


GERMANY. Sensor solution provider HENSOLDT has been commissioned by the German procurement authority BAAINBw to investigate the modernization and performance enhancement of the Eurofighter self-protection system in a multi-year study.

According to officials, the BAAINBw's study mandate aims to ensure the Eurofighter's assertiveness and survivability against modern threats, such as long-range integrated air defense systems, and highly agile radars. At the same time, new cyber security requirements, the use of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components, and the new Eurofighter design and development standards will be taken into account.

Officials also claim that the results of the investigations will be worked out in close cooperation with the German Air Force and regularly presented to the customer by means of hardware and software demonstrations.

Preparations for a comprehensive weapon system update have begun with the Eurofighter Long Term Evolution (LTE) program to ensure operational capability. To this end, the EuroDASS consortium (Leonardo UK, Elettronica, Indra, HENSOLDT) has developed a redesign of the self-protection system under the name Praetorian eVolution (eVo).


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