In partnership with Indra, HENSOLDT is developing an enhanced e-scan radar for the Eurofighter Typhoon, based on elements of the Captor-E/Mk0.
Core features are a new multi-channel receiver and new broadband transmit-receive modules (TRM), which provide improved radar functions as well as extended electronic warfare capabilities. The main focuses in the radar domain are a more precise target recognition and classification, higher agility and further improved electronic protection measures (EPM).
Electronic warfare functions cover both new electronic support measures (ESM) and electronic attack capabilities (EA) extending the Typhoon’s main sensor from a classic fighter radar to a true multi-functional system.
The Eurofighter’s nose is larger than that of all comparable fighters, which means that the antenna is much larger and consequently more powerful than that of competing aircraft. This, together with the ability to mechanically rotate the antenna with a larger angle of view, increases both the detection area and the field of view in comparison with other AESA radar systems.