Military Embedded Systems

Praetorian integrated sensor system to protect Eurofighter/Typhoon fleet


May 07, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems


GERMANY. In the frame of the German ‘Quadriga’ fighter replacement program, sensor solution specialist HENSOLDT announced that it will deliver core components of the Eurofighter/Typhoon’s self-protection system Praetorian.

As part of the EuroDASS consortium comprising Leonardo UK, Elettronica, and Indra, HENSOLDT has received a contract for the delivery of essential parts of the aircraft’s defensive aids sub system (DASS). Deliveries are planned from 2023 until end of 2027.

According to the company, the existing Praetorian DASS equips the Eurofighter with protection from radar-guided and infrared-guided weapons. The integrated sensors and jamming equipment are designed to provide situational awareness as well as advanced electronic deception techniques.

The company claims that it also contributes to the Praetorian evolution concept, "Praetorian eVo", which will aim to completely renew the Eurofighter’s DASS system to keep pace with future requirements.

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