RAF Typhoons are to be equipped with next-generation radar thanks to a £317 million investment, Defence Minister Jeremy Quin announced
Sep 3, Ministry of Defence: The new contract will secure over 600 jobs and make sure the UK remains at the forefront of radar technology development.
The RAF is also one step closer in bringing its ORCUS technology into force, which can jam radio signals from drones and has already been successfully deployed during drone sightings at airports.
Confirming the news at the Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE) 2020 event, the Minister, said:
It is vital that our Armed Forces are equipped with the latest technology to counter emerging threats from our adversaries.
Today we announce the investment in the latest in radar technology for our fighter jets and pioneering new defence systems to counter threats from drones. This demonstrates our commitment to maintaining security in the air whilst supporting highly-skilled jobs across the UK.