SELEX Galileo has been awarded a $615 million contract by BAE Systems to supply the Praetorian Defensive Aids Sub System (DASS) for 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.
SELEX Galileo is the lead contractor and system design authority for Praetorian. It leads the EuroDASS Consortium, which includes Elettronica, Indra Sistemas, EADS and SELEX Galileo, and shares the production of more than 20 major Line Replaceable Items 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 U.K., Italy, Spain and Germany.