Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The Euroradar CAPTOR, also known as ECR-90, is a multi-mode pulse-doppler radar used in the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. The radar was developed from the BAE Systems Blue Vixen, which had been designed for the BAE Sea Harrier, by Euroradar. The ECR-90 was renamed CAPTOR as the project passed the production contract milestone. The CAPTOR detects, identifies, prioritizes and engages targets beyond the effective range of the enemy weapon systems while remaining resistant to severe electronic jamming. It features active electronic beam steering with nearly instantaneously repositioning of radar beam which enables faster detection and increased tracking ranges. The CAPTOR enables the Eurofighter to operates in complex scenarios with high agile airborne and ground-based threats in combination with assimetric warfare.