Kuwait to get First E-Scan AESA Radar-Equipped Eurofighter in 2020

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  • 09:06 AM, November 26, 2019
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Kuwait to get First E-Scan AESA Radar-Equipped Eurofighter in 2020

Kuwait will become the first country to own Eurofighter jets equipped with E-Scan (Captor-E CAESAR) Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar when it receives the jet next year.

Twenty-Eight Eurofighter jets were purchased by Kuwait in 2016 for $8.6 billion (KD 2.6 billion).

The Captor-E next-generation multi-mode Doppler radar was developed by Euroradar consortium comprising Leonardo (Great Britain, Italy), Indra (Spain) and sensor solutions provider Hensoldt (Germany) for reportedly €1 billion.

Although the radar first flew on the Eurofighter in 2007, so far, neither of these countries retrofitted their planes with the Captor-E. The consortium is offering the radars to Germany, Qatar and Switzerland.

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