The four-nation European defensive aids subsystem (EuroDASS) industry consortium has been contracted to explore potential upgrades for the Praetorian DASS equipping the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft, Eurofighter announced in a press release on 4 September.
Lasting 18 months, the Praetorian Long Term Evolution (LTE) study activity will characterise the future threat environment and identify technologies and techniques intended to enhance the survivability of Typhoon out to 2050 in the face of these evolving threats.
Developed by the Leonardo-led EuroDASS consortium - also comprising Elettronica, Indra, and Hensoldt - the Praetorian DASS is designed to provide Typhoon with threat detection, evaluation, and countermeasures against both air-to-air and surface-to-air threats. The system includes electronic support measures, an active missile approach warner, electronic countermeasures, towed decoys, and initiation of chaff/flares.
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