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UK looks to Typhoon upgrade package

26 October 2017

UK air force chiefs have re-organised efforts to upgrade their fleet of Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft ahead of an expected decision on whether to buy EuroRadar Captor-E active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars later this year.

Jane’s has learned that the Royal Air Force (RAF) has set up Project Janus to oversee the integration of new capabilities onto the service’s fleet of Typhoon aircraft. Project Janus is being run from the Typhoon Air Capability Programme Management Office at RAF Air Command, RAF High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, according to a staff recruitment advertisement seen by Jane’s .

“The Typhoon programme will transition [Panavia] Tornado GR4 capability onto Typhoon under Project Centurion and subsequently integrate a number of enhancements onto the platform under Project Janus to deliver the aircraft’s future operating state for 2025,” said the advertisement for specialist personnel to help run the project.

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