AMSAR and CEDAR radar programmes concluded
EADS Defence & Security (DS) together with its partner companies has successfully concluded two major radar technology programmes paving the way for the unprecedented performance of the new AESA radar technology.
The German-French-British research programme AMSAR (= Airborne Multirole Solid state Active array Radar) after extensive flight tests of the multi-channel AESA radar demonstrator in 2008 now ended with the delivery of data evaluation reports by EADS Defence Electronics, SELEX Galileo and Thales.
Almost at the same time the German-British CECAR programme (CECAR = Captor E-sCAn Risk-reduction) led to successful integration of a radar demonstrator system specifically adapted to the Eurofighter/Typhoon. Under CECAR, Defence Electronics together with SELEX Galileo developed a radar demonstrator proving the feasibility of replacing the existing "Captor" Eurofighter radar. The demonstrator dubbed "CAESAR" was successfully flown on-board Eurofighter in 2007.
AMSAR was a technology programme jointly pursued since the early 1990s by an industrial consortium comprising Defence Electronics, SELEX Galileo and Thales aiming at the development of the next-generation AESA radar technology. The programme aimed at de-risking AESA radar technologies prior to their potential insertion into service with different platforms of the land, sea and air forces.