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Typhoon Aircraft: Radar

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL3832, tabled on 28 November 2022

To ask His Majesty's Government what is the projected cost of the new Typhoon radar; and when it will enter frontline service.

Answered on

12 December 2022

In July 2022, the Ministry of Defence announced a further £2.35 billion investment in Typhoon, including fitting an electronically scanned radar, the European Common Radar System (ECRS) Mk2, as well as other improvements under the Phase 4 Enhancement aircraft upgrade package.

The ECRS Mk2 radar is currently forecast to achieve an initial operating capability on the Typhoon aircraft fleet by the end of the decade, although opportunities to accelerate the programme are being explored.