Article continued @ Defense NewsSelex Signs for Eurofighter M-scan Radars
By TOM KINGTON
Published: 5 Oct 2010 13:06
ROME - Selex Galileo, a unit of Italy's Finmeccanica, has received a 200 million pound ($316.45 million) contract to supply 88 Captor radar systems for Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft, the firm said Oct. 5.
The mechanically scanned, or M-scan, radars, which have equipped first- and second-tranche Typhoons, were ordered for the so-called Tranche 3A aircraft.
This might be Derbedeu's video:
Luftwaffe Typhoons over Lithuania
BAE orders Captor-M Radars for Tranche 3A Eurofighters.
Selex Galileo has won a £200 million ($317 million) contract from BAE Systems to supply 88 mechanically scanned Captor radars to equip Tranche 3A examples of the Eurofighter Typhoon for Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.
Announced on 5 October, the contract will ensure continued production of the Captor until an active electronically scanned array antenna becomes available for operational use from 2015. The four Eurofighter partner nations approved the development of the E-Captor radar in July, with development work under way.
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Cannot believe we have to wait till 2015 for an AESA... thats bollocks of the most septic jaundiced lice ridden syphillis sore ravaged kind ever.
Let's see what can occur if the economical crisis over Europe lasts for long... perhaps in 2015 this context will be the same!
Article continued @ FlightglobalEurofighter hunts for Asian contracts
By Siva Govindasamy
The Eurofighter consortium remains confident about its prospects in a slew of Asian fighter competitions, believing that its new radar and weapons could help it win contracts in what has so far been a barren region for the team.
“Countries like Malaysia, South Korea and Japan need a new-generation multirole fighter that can be effective against many of the other aircraft in the region, including the Russian Flankers or Super-Flankers or Chinese J-10 or J-11. Their threat perceptions also vary – some may need more interceptor roles and others maritime roles,” says Oreste Fabbro, Eurofighter’s vice-president for market analysis.
“The Eurofighter can perform all of those roles far more effectively than its competitors. This is a newer aircraft that is highly competitive on price, and we are open to discussions on industrial participation on a high degree. It also comes with the AESA radar and Meteor missile, which we believe will be important considerations for potential customers who are looking to increase their capabilities.”
Nice article. Especially the possibility to sell the EF2000 to the Japanese looks very promising.
Korea on the other hand does have an exellent relationship with the US at the moment, and is free to choose non-US aircraft. Typhoon's success depends on how much of a compelling package it offers, namely the road map of developing Typhoon into a full 5th gen platform.
With F-15SE entering the foray, I think there will be only two fighters who have a reasonable chance at surviving the FX-III bid - F-15SE and F-35. And I think we already lean very heavily in F-15SE's favor simply because it's cheaper and we can license-produce more parts of it.