UNTERSCHLEISSHEIM, Germany, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A new engineering support system for the German air force's Eurofighter is being developed by Cassidian.
The German company, part of the EADS Group, said the ESS will provide Eurofighter maintenance data, aircraft and engine data analysis, analysis of structural loads and the interpretation of error messages from the plane's avionic systems.
The services will also be provided to other countries flying the aircraft.
An ESS system is already in place but Cassidian said a new one is needed "to provide optimum support for future equipment upgrades to the Eurofighter as of software version SRP12," the company said.
The new ESS has a modular design and contains a standard interface for linking it to various logistics systems, a Cassidian release stated.
The German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support contracted Cassidian for the project earlier this month. It is to be delivered in 2014.
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