SELEX Galileo to deliver DASS for Tranche 3A Typhoons
SELEX Galileo has been awarded a contract by BAE Systems worth circa £400M to supply the Praetorian Defensive Aids Sub System (DASS) in support of the Tranche 3A Eurofighter Typhoons.
Designed specifically for the Typhoon, the Praetorian DASS comprises Electronic Counter Measures (ECM), Electronic Support Measures (ESM) and Missile Approach Warning (MAW) elements. It provides an unmatched level of situational awareness and protection for Typhoon crews.
SELEX Galileo is the lead Contractor and system Design Authority for Praetorian. The Company leads the EuroDASS Consortium (made up of Elettronica, Indra Sistemas, EADS and SELEX Galileo) which shares the production of more than 20 major Line Replaceable Items (LRIs) that make up the Praetorian system.
The contract will see the first Praetorian delivery taking place in mid 2012. The systems will be supplied to all 4 partner nations; the UK, Italy, Spain and Germany.
Under this agreement, these Tranche 3A Praetorian systems shall be delivered to the same standard as those delivered for the Tranche 2 programme. The systems are provisioned with the capacity for future capability enhancements which are aligned to current and future customer needs.