Military Embedded Systems

Eurofighter electronic combat role details revealed


November 13, 2019

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

BERLIN. Airbus and its partners introduced concrete details of the new Eurofighter electronic combat role (ECR) concept. This role will enlarge Eurofighter?s multi-role capabilities and further increase the survivability of coalition forces in hostile environments. Initial Eurofighter ECR capability is expected to be available by 2026, followed by further development steps and full integration into the future combat air system (FCAS) ecosystems.

According to the company, Eurofighter ECR will be able to provide passive emitter location as well as active jamming of threats, and will offer modular configurations for electronic attack (EA) and suppression/destruction of enemy air defense (SEAD/DEAD).

Latest national escort jammer technology is intended to ensure national control over features such as mission data and data analysis. The concept also features a twin-seat cockpit configuration with a multi-function panoramic touch display and a dedicated mission cockpit for the rear-seat.

The concept is driven by the leading aerospace companies Airbus, Hensoldt, MBDA, MTU, Premium Aerotec, and Rolls-Royce.



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