On Thursday 25th of June, the Eurofighter GmbH. CEO Herman Claesen (left) and the NETMA General-Manager Gabriele Salvestroni (right) signed the ESCAN contracts.
Following the Bundestag announcement releasing funding for the integration of ESCAN radars on German Eurofighter aircraft, a formal contract signing ceremony was held at NETMA between Eurofighter GmbH CEO, Herman Claesen and his NETMA counterpart, General-Manager, Gabriele Salvestroni.
Herman Claesen, Eurofighter GmbH. CEO said:
In signing this contract, we are again demonstrating our collective commitment towards the continued development of Eurofighter Typhoon operational capability. This key component of the core four nation programme represents a crucial contribution to the future growth of this capability, ensuring that Eurofighter Typhoon continues to offer air forces an operational advantage well into the second half of the century.
The signing of this contract enables the further development and embodiment of ESCAN radar capability into the German and Spanish Eurofighter fleets. The event supports German and Spanish Air Force modernisation plans.
Gabriele Salvestroni, NETMA General-Manager said:
The ESCAN Radar retro design, clearance and integration programme will enable the embodiment of the ESCAN in two of our core Nations, ensuring at the same time, that the Eurofighter Typhoon will continue to meet the operational requirements set by NATO allies in securing the skies over Europe.