Flight Trials of E-SCAN Radar Begin On Eurofighter Typhoon Jet


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On 19th November 2014, Defence Ministers from the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain met in Edinburgh, Scotland to witness the signing of a €1bn contract for the development of a world-leading electronic radar system for the Eurofighter Typhoon.

E-Scan is an electronically scanning radar that allows the pilot to see quicker and further than ever before. More responsive, more agile, and with a greater capability it is the latest in radar evolution.


Using over 1,000 modules E-Scan is steered electronically, repositioning itself within a millisecond. Compared to the the older, mechanically steered M-Scan radar it is a huge step up in Typhoon’s development.


The speed and wider capabilities of E-Scan allows pilots to track more targets and track them more effectively. The agile beam control also gives Typhoon the capability to exploit future weapons like Meteor.

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Source baesystems.com


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