Farnborough provides chance to showcase sensor.
Eurofighter has shown its new E-Scan radar for the first time at the Farnborough International Air Show in July. Fitted to UK test jet IPA5, the AESA radar is a major step forward in the capabilities of the jet. Although a formal contract from partner nations is still awaited, the company is confident that this will be forthcoming by year end.
The F-35B may not have made it to RIAT and Farnborough, but the Textron Airland Scorpion was there.
Textron Airland’s Scorpion ISR/light attack jet made the transatlantic trip to exhibit in the two shows. The aircraft offers procurement at less than $20m and according to the manufacturer can be operated at less than $3,000 per hour, a fraction of the cost of an F-16 for example.
More details in the September issue of CAM.