RAF Typhoons to be fitted with world’s most advanced radar

RAF Typhoons upgrade advanced radar
RAF Typhoon Demo Jet 2022.

The UK Ministry of Defense announced on Friday that British Typhoon fighters will get the world's most advanced radar as part of a £ 2.35bn investment.

According to the MoD, the state-of-the-art European Common Radar System (ECRS) Mk 2 radar will further transform the Eurofighter Typhoon’s control of the air, bringing a world-leading electronic warfare capability which will allow the aircraft to simultaneously detect, identify and track multiple targets in the air and on the ground. It will support operations in the most challenging situations, equipping pilots with the ability to suppress enemy air defences using high-powered jamming and engage targets whilst beyond the reach of threats.

"It’s vital the UK remains at the forefront of military capabilities to be able to deter and defend. These technological enhancements will maintain the cutting-edge capabilities of Eurofighter Typhoon and help underpin the development path towards the Future Combat Air System," Minister for Defence Procurement, Jeremy Quin, said.

The work also ensures the aircraft can integrate additional capabilities and weapons later in the decade to counter emerging threats until 2040 and beyond. This sees Typhoon enhanced with the latest mission computer and cockpit interface, as well as an improved navigation system and signal jamming technology.

"The ECRS Mk2 radar is a transformational upgrade for our Typhoon aircraft, and a step change in capability. It will ensure Typhoon is ready and able to protect our skies into the future, in the face of fast-evolving threats to the UK and our allies," Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston, said.

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