Leonardo delivers first ECRS Mk 2 radar for RAF to BAE Systems for integration
Leonardo has delivered the first European Common Radar System Mark 2 (ECRS Mk 2) to be integrated aboard the UK Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) fleet of Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft.
Announced on 21 April, the milestone saw the handover of the first ECRS Mk 2 to BAE Systems, which will integrate the unit onto Eurofighter test aircraft ZK355/BS116 ahead of the first flight planned for 2024.
“The radar will now undergo integration work and ground-based testing in preparation for its first flight tests onboard the Eurofighter Typhoon next year. This will take place at BAE Systems’ flight-testing facility in Lancashire,” Leonardo said.