Jenoptik Delivers 200th Radome for Eurofighter Typhoon
- Since 2002, Jenoptik has manufactured the protective dome for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft in series for the customer BAE Systems.
The Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems division has set a milestone in its radome production with the 200th delivery for the Eurofighter Typhoon. The protective dome was delivered from the Jenoptik site in Wedel, near Hamburg, to the customer BAE Systems in Great Britain, representing the multi-national Eurofighter consortium.
The 2.30 meter long radome is made from fiber glass-reinforced plastic and forms the tip of the aircraft. It acts as a cover for the sensitive radar system behind it and undergoes radar-electrical optimization so that the radar signals can be received and transmitted without distortion.
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The Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems division is the consortium leader for the development and manufacture of the Eurofighter Typhoon radome. The fiber glass-reinforced plastic unit is produced at the division’s main site in Wedel and delivered to the Eurofighter final assembly lines in Great Britain, Spain, Italy or Germany after final radar-electrical measurement.
In addition to manufacturing the radomes for the Eurofighter Typhoon, Jenoptik also manufactures weather radomes such as the ones for the NH90 transport helicopter, and provides service for AWACS rotodomes as the only licensed partner worldwide.
Source : Jenoptik