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Eurofighter Capability

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Military Air Systems

Presented by Chris Worning
Test Pilot, EADS

Operational Capabilities
of
The Eurofighter Typhoon

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Presentation Format

••Situational Awareness

Situational Awareness
••Low Workload

Low Workload
••Flexibility and Fire Power

Flexibility and Fire Power
••Performance

Performance
••Reliability

Reliability

The Presenter:
•15 years in the RDAF (F-100 and F-16)
•15 years with EADS
•Current on 4 types (3 fighters)
•10 years, ca. 500 hours Eurofighter
•5000+ total flying hours

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Situational Awareness

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Eurofighter – RADAR

!ECR-90 Captor Monopulse Doppler RADAR

"A-to-A modes

#Search modes (VS, RWS, TWS, PS, PT)

#Lock follow modes (STT, Visident, DGS)

#Acquisition modes (HUDACQ, SACQ, VACQ, External, Sector)

"A-to-G modes

" Real beam and high resolution mapping

" Track modes

" Air to surface ranging

"SAR implementation capability

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E-Scan Prototype
Environmental Tests

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E-Scan Prototype
installed in Hack Aircraft

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E-Scan Prototype on Test

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E - Scan Installation Tests in Eurofighter

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# Infrared Search and Track:
# Tracking of airborne targets
#Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR):
# Thermal image (virtual pictures)
# Navigation and Landing Aid
#Thermal Cueing:
# Determine the position of hot objects

Eurofighter – IRST / FLIR Key
Features

# Works day and night
# Passive (Stealth)
# VERY difficult to disturb
# No counter stealth
measures

IRST / FLIR turret

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IRST-Attack Format

Bars

Elevation
coverage

B-Scope

PPI

Semi-Scan
Width

Semi-Scan
Width

Scan
Azimuth
Centre

Elevation
Side Scale

Performance
Indicator

Bars

Elevation
coverage

B-Scope

PPI

Semi-Scan
Width

Semi-Scan
Width

Scan
Azimuth
Centre

Elevation
Side Scale

Performance
Indicator

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FLIR Picture Manching
20.9.06, 2052L

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FLIR Picture Manching
20.9.06, 2100L

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Data-Link (MIDS)

Multiple targets from other players
Discrete voice and automatic messages
-Engagement Commands
-Re-tasking
-Weather/NBC status
-Threat changes - (Real time)
Situational Awareness
-Wingman position
-Escort positions
-Threat development
Stealth firing capability
Target identification

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$Eurofighter will be the „backbone“ of Future European Combat Air Systems
$ Multi-Role Capability is essential
$ Operation with UAVs is likely to emerge in 2012+ timescales

Long Distance
Jamming Aircraft

AEW
Air-launched
control station

Ground Control
Station

Tanker

Manned
Components

UCAV

Tactical
Reconnaissance

Guided Missile

Strategic
Reconnaissance

Reconnaissance

Satellite

Data
transaction

Electronic Warfare
SEAD / DEAD

Eurofighter
A Key System in the Network Centric Warfare

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Defensive Aids Sub-System (DASS)

Chaff

Flare

Flare

Rear Missile
Warner

Front Missile
Warners

Towed Decoy

Laser Warner

Chaff

Wing Tip ESM/ECM Pods

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Defensive Aids Sub System

! Provision for future growth and developments

! Integrated within basic design

! Individually mounted, utilising wing tip pods
for good all-round aspect and performance

! Interception, analysis, identification and
prioritisation of transmissions and threats

! Range of countermeasures, automatically
and manually deployed

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Eurofighter – ESM-ECM Equipment

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Eurofighter – DASS Format

PA Format

Aircraft Heading

Altitude

Airspeed

Radar Range/Azimuth
Coverage

Range Circles
0, 20, 40 NM

Chaff/Flare Load

Elevation bar ±60°

Towed Decoy Status

Elevation bar ±5°

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Eurofighter Coordinated Countermeasures

ManeuverName (BOOGEY-I) & Total maneuvertime (13)

HUD indication

For Extensions: DirectionLimit Box

CommandedGs
(pull)

For Turns: DirectionArrow

Time to initiatenextmaneuver(v)

ManeuverName (BOOGEY-I) & Total maneuvertime (13)
ManeuverName (BOOGEY-I) & Total maneuvertime (13)

HUD indication

For Extensions: DirectionLimit Box

CommandedGs
(pull)

For Turns: DirectionArrow

Time to initiatenextmaneuver(v)

HUD indication

For Extensions: DirectionLimit Box
For Extensions: DirectionLimit Box

CommandedGs
(pull)

CommandedGs
(pull)

For Turns: DirectionArrow
For Turns: DirectionArrow

Time to initiatenextmaneuver(v)
Time to initiatenextmaneuver(v)

Manoeuvres

Last ditch Manoeuvre
Escape Manoeuvre
Support Manoeuvre
Required Flight Condition

Expendables

ECM (Jamming)

ECM + Expendables

ECM + Manoeuvre

Expendables + Manoeuvre

ECM + Expendables + Manoeuvre

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Eurofighter – Anti-jamming protection

#Safe radio communications (HAVEQUICK, SATURN)
#RADAR ECR-90 (ECM resistant)
#IRST/FLIR (not jamable)
#MIDS Link 16 LVT featuring:
•Secure transmission (always encrypted)
•ECCM (very fast frequency hopping)
•Low probability of interception (spread spectrum)

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Low workload

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Rules of

Rules of
Engagement

Engagement
(Politicians)

(Politicians)
Blue on Blue

Blue on Blue?

Has the wife

Has the wife
/partner taken

/partner taken
the Credit Card

the Credit Card
shopping?

shopping?

Managing the:

Managing the:
Wingman

Wingman
Tactics

Tactics
Aircraft

Aircraft
Weather

Weather

Threats:

Threats:
Bullets

Bullets
Missiles

Missiles
Germs

Germs
Radiation

Radiation

Radio &

Radio &
Warnings &

Warnings &
Data Link

Data Link
Audio

Audio

Radar Tracks

Radar Tracks
IRST Tracks

IRST Tracks
MIDS Tracks

MIDS Tracks
DASS Tracks

DASS Tracks
Lookout

Lookout

The cockpit problem

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IRST

RADAR

DASS

IFF

MIDS

SENSOR
FUSED
INFORMATION
PRESENTED
TO THE PILOT

Sensor Fusion

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Eurofighter – Sensor Fusion

Sensor Data

( : Radar, : MIDS
: FLIR, : ESM )

Sensor
Fusion

Sensor
Fusion

Central Tracks

Scenario

Sensor Data

( : Radar, : MIDS
: FLIR, : ESM )

Sensor Data

( : Radar, : MIDS
: FLIR, : ESM )

Sensor Data

( : Radar, : MIDS
: FLIR, : ESM )

Sensor
Fusion

Sensor
Fusion

Central Tracks

Sensor
Fusion

Sensor
Fusion

Central Tracks

Scenario
Scenario

Extended Spatial
Coverage

Radar range &
bearing Resolution

FLIR / IRST
range& bearing
Resolution

Combined FLIR / IRST
& Radar range /
bearing precision

RANGE

R
A
N
G
E

BEARING

Radar range &
bearing Resolution

FLIR / IRST
range& bearing
Resolution

Combined FLIR / IRST
& Radar range /
bearing precision

RANGE

R
A
N
G
E

RANGE

R
A
N
G
E

BEARING
BEARING

Data Link

IR

Radar

ESM

IR

Radar

ESM

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Cockpit - Main Features

Helmet Mounted Display
Wide FOV HUD (Primary Flight
Instrument)
Multi-function colour Head-Down
Displays
HOTAS controls
Direct Voice Input
Multifunction Data Entry
Reversionary Flight Instruments
Integrated voice warnings
and status system

} V-TAS

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Cockpit Displays

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Power UP

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MASS stby

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After Take Off

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Eurofighter Helmet

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Cockpit Displays - Procedures

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Cockpit Displays - Plates

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Primary Control Surfaces

Secondary Control Surfaces

Secondary FCS Functions

Foreplane

Outboard
Flaperon

Rudder

Inboard
Flaperon

Nose Wheel
Steering

Air Intake Cowl
Actuation

Leading Edge
Slats

Flight Control System

Air Brake

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Autopilot & Autothrottle

Autopilot modes

!Attitude Hold
!Altitude Acquire and Hold
!Heading Acquire and Hold
!Track Acquire and Hold

!Auto Attack
!Auto Cap
!Auto Approach

!Disorientation recovery

Autothrottle

!IAS/MACH Acquire and Hold

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“Nagging
Nora”

“If it’s broke she’ll tell you”

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““Fuel state

Fuel state””
““Say

Say ““please
please””

““Fuel state

Fuel state””
““Don

Don’’t use that tone with me!
t use that tone with me!””

““FUEL STATE !!

FUEL STATE !!””
““Typical - want, want, want,

Typical - want, want, want,
and no manners

and no manners””

““Alright - fuel state please

Alright - fuel state please””
““No, its too late now,

No, its too late now,
you don

you don’’t really mean it
t really mean it””

Voice Control

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