On behalf of Eurofighter GmbH, the firm of Cassidian in Madrid has awarded Jenoptik an order to supply the DC generators for tranche 3a of the Eurofighter.
The Eurofighter Typhoon is a combat aircraft with a multi-role capability which is jointly being developed and built by Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Spain. This new partial order for tranche 3a of the Eurofighter covers additional generators for 88 aircrafts. Delivery of the generators to Cassidian will start in February 2012 and run through to July 2014.
The oil-cooled DC generator secures the emergency power supply and has been approved in accordance with the stringent standards for military aircraft. It is characterized by an extremely high power density even under the tough environmental and operating conditions typical for this kind of modern aircraft. Two of these generators are fitted to each gearbox on the Eurofighter.
The total number of generators ordered so far exceeds 1,000, Jenoptik has supplied 825 of these to date. The Eurofighter Typhoon has been in series production since 2000.
In Germany Jenoptik is one of the key suppliers of subsystems and components for the defense industry. The Defense & Civil Systems division focuses on vehicle and aircraft equipment, drive and stabilization technology, optoelectronic instruments and systems for the defense and security industry, software, measurement and control systems as well as a comprehensive range of services. In the field of military and civil aviation the Jenoptik Group has been successfully supplying part systems and components for leading systems companies for decades.
As an integrated optoelectronics group, Jenoptik operates in five divisions: Lasers & Material Processing, Optical Systems, Industrial Metrology, Traffic Solutions and Defense & Civil Systems. Its customers around the world primarily include companies in the semiconductor and semiconductor equipment industries, the automotive and automotive supplier industries, the medical technology, security and defense technology industries and the aviation industry.