Leonardo UK and Mitsubishi Electric have agreed the concept for a radar tech demonstrator called JAGUAR, first unveiled in February.
The move by the UK and Japan’s respective champions in combat air electronics follows the completion of joint concept work and feasibility studies earlier this year.
The partners have agreed JAGUAR workshare and both Leonardo UK and Mitsubishi Electric have signed contracts with their respective national defence ministries in order to progress development work. The project is now proceeding at pace, in line with Leonardo’s broader approach to Future Combat Air System (FCAS) partnerships, where close collaboration is supported by agile decision-making and a transformational ethos imported from Silicon Valley.
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