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EADS to Supply Digital Maps for Eurofighter, Tornado

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EADS is to equip the Eurofighter combat aircraft of Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Italy and Austria (see all Eurofighter program firms) as well as the Tornado combat aircraft of the German Armed Forces with a total of 364 Digital Map Generator systems (DMG). Orders worth a total of approximately EUR 50 million ($59 million) have been placed with EADS Defence Electronics. The contract involves the same DMG system that will be used in all Airbus A400M transport aircraft. To date, EADS has supplied 160 digital map generators for combat aircraft, including its DKG and EuroGrid families. Digital map generators create raster and vector maps of the relevant operational area for the pilot in the cockpit, with the display appearing in real time from the pilot’s point of view. In addition, the generators allow the overlay of relevant information, the current deployment situation, and radar images generated by the airborne radar system. The delivery period for the DMGs ordered under this procurement ranges between 2006-2012.

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