Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
and United Kingdom
Chemring Countermeasures (Developed the PIRATE advanced IR round), Galileo Avionica*, Tecnobit* and Thales* (*) lead contractor
Parent System: PIRATE
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Passive Infra-Red Airborne Track Equipment (PIRATE) is an airborne, long-range, line-replaceable unit, Infrared Search and Track (IRST) System integrated on the Eurofighter-Typhoon multi-role fighter. It provides high-resolution, day/night, all-weather, passive air-to-air and air-to-surface modes and is integrated with other onboard sensors and aircraft sub-systems for improved performance. It can detect and track multiple targets.
The PIRATE is being developed and manufactured by the EuroFIRST Consortium (FIAR/Selex Galileo, Thales and Tecnobit).
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