Hensoldt awarded ‘Quadriga' radar contract for Luftwaffe Eurofighters

by Gareth Jennings

Hensoldt has been awarded approximately EUR200 million (USD241 million) to build and deliver radar sets for the Luftwaffe’s fleet of Project Quadriga Eurofighter combat aircraft.

A Eurofighter with a Captor-E radar displayed in the open nose. Hensoldt will now upgrade the current Radar 0 into the Radar 1 for the Luftwaffe. (Hensoldt)

A Eurofighter with a Captor-E radar displayed in the open nose. Hensoldt will now upgrade the current Radar 0 into the Radar 1 for the Luftwaffe. (Hensoldt)

The German company announced on 23 April that it is to provide radars for 38 Eurofighters, although the number of radars that will likely include spares was not disclosed.

“The contract placed by Airbus Defence and Space (DS) comprises production and delivery of radar systems and core electronics components, which will be produced at Hensoldt’s site in Ulm and at consortium partner Indra’s site in Spain,” the company said.

As previously disclosed, the radar for the 30 single-seater and eight twin-seater Tranche 4 Project Quadriga aircraft will be the E-Scan Radar 1 AESA. Hensoldt did not say in its announcement when deliveries will take place but Airbus DS is scheduled to begin delivering Tranche 4 Eurofighters to the Luftwaffe from 2025.

The Hensoldt Radar 1 is one of several AESA systems being developed for the Eurofighter.

The Eurofighter consortium is already developing an E-Scan AESA through the Euroradar consortium. This effort, led by Leonardo UK, builds on the aircraft’s existing Captor-M mechanically scanned radar, and is known as Captor-E and/or Captor AESA radar (CAESAR).

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/hensoldt-awarded-quadriga-radar-contract-for-luftwaffe-eurofighters

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