VINCORION Supplies Radomes for the “Quadriga” Eurofighter
The technology company VINCORION has been awarded a contract to supply 38 radomes for the latest generation of Eurofighters for the German Armed Forces. The total value of the contract is in the low double-digit million euro range. Delivery is scheduled for between 2023 and 2027.
“The modernization of the Eurofighter is a cornerstone of European security policy and an important step towards implementing the FCAS – especially with a view to developing and retaining key technologies in the German and European defense industries,” said Dr. Stefan Stenzel, Managing Director of VINCORION. “By securing this contract, we are once again demonstrating our ability to reliably deliver tailored technologies for demanding, multinational platforms for decades to come.”
Quadriga Program: 38 New Fighter Jets for the German Armed Forces
To date, the European aerospace industry has delivered a total of 140 aircraft in tranches 1, 2, and 3 to the German Armed Forces. Delivery of the 38 new Eurofighters is scheduled to begin in 2025 and be completed in 2030. The Eurofighters under the Quadriga program, whose procurement was approved by German parliament in November 2020, are a further development of tranches 2 and 3. At the heart of the new Eurofighters is a new radar that covers a particularly large field of view. In addition, maintenance of the Tranche 1 Eurofighters has become very costly, so they are to be replaced in stages.
Eurofighters from Tranche 2 onwards are multirole aircraft and can be used against both enemy fighters (air-to-air) and ground targets (air-to-ground). The first series of the Eurofighter is primarily capable of air combat and is therefore primarily used for QRA in Germany and the Baltic States (reinforced Baltic air policing).