How the Eurofighter Typhoon’s electronic warfare system provides protection

In a Key Publishing special magazine on the Typhoon and Tempest, Mark Ayton spoke with Leonardo’s Fiona Clark about the Typhoon’s electronic warfare systems.

Military combat aircraft require a means to counter adversary threat systems intent on shooting them down. Use of the electromagnetic spectrum to impede or attack those systems is the means by which military combat aircraft protect themselves. Commonly referred to as electronic warfare, the action attempts to protect the aircraft and the aircrew.

Named Praetorian, the Typhoon’s electronic warfare system – also referred to as the Defensive Aids Sub-System (DASS) – is fully-integrated and synergistic which provides the pilot with a high level of situational awareness.


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