The German air force is to equip its Tornado fleet with 60 Tornado self-protection jammers (TSPJ) which are being supplied by the Elta division of Israel Aircraft Industries and Daimler-Benz Aerospace (Dasa). Deliveries of the jammers to Germany are already under way.

Elta has been awarded a $150 million contract covering the development of four of the active electronic warfare pod prototypes and 60 production systems. Meanwhile, Dasa is also trying to sell versions of the TSPJ in the export market for use on a variety of combat aircraft.

The Israeli company is a long- time supplier of electronic warfare systems to the German air force. Its association with Germany began in the 1970s with the supply of the Cerberus system.

Source: Flight International