New PRAETORIAN DASS Will Enhance Survivability
HENSOLDT has received a contract valued at approx. €90 million from EuroDASS to supply core components for the PRAETORIAN Defensive Aids Sub-System (DASS) for the ‘Quadriga’ versions of the Eurofighter TYPHOON being procured by the German Air Force, the company announced on 3 May.
EuroDASS, a consortium consisting of Elettronica, HENSOLDT, Indra and Leonardo UK, plans for deliveries to take place from 2023 through the end of 2027. The existing PRAETORIAN DASS equips the Eurofighter with protection from both radar- and IR-guided weapons. The integrated sensors and jamming equipment provide situational awareness as well as advanced electronic deception techniques. HENSOLDT has been a member of the EuroDASS consortium for decades, contributing detailed knowledge of the aircraft and programme management, as well as a broad range of DASS skills, such as dedicated electronics component production, specialised test benches and in-service support.
“The German Quadriga order is not only an important sign to current export campaigns, but also to core nations considering long-term service options”, commented Celia Pelaz, Head of Spectrum Dominance/Airborne Solutions at HENSOLDT.
The company also contributes to the ‘PRAETORIAN eVo’ evolution concept, which will completely renew the Eurofighter’s DASS system to keep pace with future requirements.