Indra advances in the integration of one of the most important elements for the evolution of the system that protects the Eurofighter Typhoon against enemy missile and radar attacks. The company will extend the DASS Praetorian's reception band to increase the aircraft's ability to detect threats and fly safely in the most complex missions.
At the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), the world's largest military air event, held this weekend in England, Leonardo announced, on behalf of the EuroDASS consortium (Leonardo, Elettronica, Indra and Hensoldt), the new package of enhancements to the DASS Praetorian self-protection system, conducting a static demonstration of the main features to be added, including the bandwidth extension developed by Indra.
These improvements will be proposed to the Eurofighter Typhoon partner countries - Germany, Spain, Italy and the UK - and subsequently offered to export customers. Its development will increase the survivability of the aircraft and lays the foundation for the integration of the defence system with the high-capacity E-Scan radar. This includes the new ECRS Mk1 radar being developed by Hensoldt and Indra with Leonardo support for the Spanish and German air forces, the ECRS Mk2 currently under development by Leonardo and BAE Systems with Indra participation for the UK's Eurofighter Typhoon, and the ECRS MK0s operated by Kuwait and Qatar.
Indra's director of Defence platforms, Pedro Barco, highlighted that "Indra is the second supplier of avionics systems for the Eurofighter Typhoon and the only company involved in the evolution of the self-protection system and the development of the two new versions of the radar, which once again highlights the company's capacity to accelerate the development of the new generation of technologies that European armies are demanding".
In addition to the expanded receive band, the new DASS Praetorian will incorporate new advanced digital signal processing, developed in conjunction with EuroDASS partner Hensoldt, and new signal processing algorithms, as well as increased processing speed, capacity and memory.