BAE SYSTEMS2003-09-04 08:57:15

BAE SYSTEMS ANNOUCE PROGRESS IN EUROFIGHTER DEFENSIVE AIDS SUB SYSTEMS (DASS) FLIGHT TRIAL PROGRAMME

A Falcon-20 aircraft has recently been specially fitted out to accelerate the operational testing, evaluation and rolling development, of the Eurofighter Defensive Aids Sub System (DASS).

Mike Rickett, BAE SYSTEMS Avionics DASS Project Director, said "Following a series of shakedown flights, the DASS has successfully demonstrated its ability to simultaneously detect and jam multiple Air Defence weapon radar tracking systems, during sorties over the RAF Spadeadam EW Training Range.� He expressed complete satisfaction with the results achieved so far. Performance exceeded our expectations and has already surpassed those obtained from the successful series of trials conducted in Typhoon DA4, during the autumn of 2002.

The Falcon-20, in parallel with the programme's development aircraft, will continue the flight trials programme throughout the summer of 2003 in support of both the initial entry into service and continued Tranche 2 development of the DASS.

The DASS has been developed under the Lead Contractorship of BAE SYSTEMS Avionics at Stanmore, England, in partnership with Elettronica, Indra and EADS - Defence Electronics.

For more information contact:
Warwick House
Po Box 87
Farnborough Aerospace Centre
Farnborough
Hampshire
GU14 6YU
United Kingdom
Tel:     + 44 1252 373232
Fax:     + 44 1252 383000












 


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