Babcock to supply equipment for Eurofighter Typhoon

Engineering support services company Babcock has been awarded a further contract to provide its decoy-dispenser units for the Eurofighter Typhoon, a new-generation multi-role combat aircraft.

Under this contract, Babcock will supply parts and assemble and test more than 200 decoy dispenser units during 2012 and 2013. 

The Typhoon aircraft’s starboard wing-tip pod contains two Dispenser and Radio Frequency Decoys (DRFDs), a defencive countermeasure against both air-to-air and surface-to-air missile attack.

The system is part of the Defencive Aids Sub-System (DASS) supplied by SELEX Galileo to BAE Systems, which comprises a laser warner, flare dispenser, chaff dispenser, missile warners, wing tip ESM/ECM pods and towed decoy system.