(ANSA) – ROME, JAN 14 – Leonardo “announced the signing of contracts for over 260 million euros with Hensoldt, which will allow the company to play a key role in the development and delivery of the electronic scanning radar – Ecrs Mk1 (European Common Radar System Mk1) – Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft ordered by Germany and Spain “.
The Italian aerospace, defense and security company, which recently finalized the acquisition of 25.15 from the German Hensoldt, explains that “it will develop new broadband capabilities and supply essential components for the new radar antenna, the Apsc (Antenna Power Supply & Control) and related processors. The first Ecrs Mk1 radar will be produced in 2025.
The realization of the sensor modules will see the involvement of the sites of Nerviano, Edinburgh, Campi Bisenzio and Palermo.
Leonardo “is also leading the design of the Ecrs Mk2, the new variant with a multi-functional antenna developed in partnership with Bae Systems. The development of the Ecrs Mk2 is financed by the United Kingdom with support from Italy through the Ecrs Mk2 Industrial Joint Team “.
The company led by Alessandro Profumo “is already the design authority of the Ecrs Mk0 electronic scanning radar (E-scan) ordered by Kuwait and Qatar – at the basis of the Ecrs Mk1 version – and of the Uk-led Ecrs Mk2 radar. Hensoldt, on the other hand, is the design authority of the Ecrs Mk1 radar, while Airbus Defense & Space deals with its integration into the Eurofighter “. (HANDLE).
Source From: Ansa