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Meggitt wins contract for Typhoon nose radome
Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Meggitt has designed a higher and broader bandwidth radome to protect from environmental effects, prevent interference whilst being highly transmissive for the AESA radar system's operational modes.

Meggitt PLC has secured a £4.2 million contract with BAE Systems for the supply of innovative nose radome technology to enable the effective operation of a pioneering Multi-Function Array radar system on the Typhoon.

The UK has committed to developing game-changing technologies which will equip RAF Typhoons with a world-leading electronic warfare capability, in addition to traditional radar functions, including wide band electronic attack. BAE Systems and Leonardo are on contract to deliver the European Common Radar Systems Mk 2 (ECRS Mk 2) which equips RAF pilots with the ability to locate, identify and suppress enemy air defences using high-powered jamming.

As part of this programme, Meggitt has used its advanced composite expertise to design a new higher and broader bandwidth radome to protect the instrumentation from environmental effects, prevent electromagnetic interference whilst being aerodynamically stable and highly transmissive for the AESA radar system's operational modes.

Chris Allen, President of Meggitt's Airframe division, says, "This next generation radar will provide game-changing capabilities to the Typhoon. Our Stevenage facility is a specialist site for this class of cutting-edge radome development and manufacture. We are so proud to be associated with this programme, working with BAE Systems and Leonardo to meet the future ongoing operational needs of the RAF."

Contact details from our directory:
Meggitt Advanced Composites UK Radome Testing, Radomes
Leonardo Reconnaissance Radar, Surveillance/Air Defense Radar
BAE Systems Air Additive Manufacturing, Aircraft Structural Components, Computer-aided Engineering, Surveillance/Air Defense Radar, Wind Tunnels
Related aircraft programs:
Eurofighter Typhoon
Related directory sectors:
Airframe Assemblies