SAKT, MBDA, GEM’s Coastal Defense System at IDEX

25.02.2015 UAE
SAKT, MBDA, GEM’s Coastal Defense System at IDEX

SAKT, MBDA, GEM’s Coastal Defense System at IDEX

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At IDEX 2015, the UAE company Siham Al Khaleej Technology (SAKT), together with MBDA and GEM Elettronica, is presenting an innovative and cost-effective coastal battery system.

This cooperation is part of an agreement signed at the 2013 Dubai Air Show that sees SAKT as the prime contractor and system integrator, MBDA as the supplier of the launchers and the launching systems for the Marte family missile, and GEM as the coastal battery remote station system supplier.

The coastal defense system can provide both maritime coastal traffic surveillance and interdiction of territorial waters to hostile ships and can launch two different missile options: the Marte MK2/N, for those users willing to control littoral waters up to 35 Km ranges and the Marte ER for those operators requiring to extend the control in depth. The system can be connected through Data Link with an Upper Echelon of Command and Control; it can be rapidly deployed anywhere along the coast and easily redeployed in small islands.

The Coastal Battery Remote station (CBRS 100-MD) is a small size shelter-contained system, capable of operating in all weather conditions, day and night. As an option GEM is offering a TV/IIR capability to extend the overall identification performance.

The proposed system is on display on SAKT stand, representing the baseline configuration of a Coastal Defense System that satisfies the key requirements of Surveillance, Control and Protection of sea lines of communications and protection of coastal assets.

The baseline is a very simple configuration with a minimum number of components (a very performing Surface Coastal radar, a shelter with Command & Control functions and devices, a Marte missile launcher) and reduced permanent crew requirement. The missile ammunitions of the Marte family will be supplied directly by MBDA.

Meanwhile, MBDA is showcasing its latest range of missiles and missile systems which covers the full gamut of requirements expressed by the various armed forces (Army, Air Force and Navy).

In only five years, not less than seven missile systems have been delivered to customer Armed Forces, demonstrating not only MBDA’s ability to innovate and propose new products adapted to evolving threats, but also its ability to meet its contractual obligations notably with regard to delivery deadlines.

  • In the short and medium range air defense sector, the first VL MICA systems were delivered in 2011, the MPCV in 2013 and the first PCP-IMCP command and control systems in 2014
  • In the area of Maritime Superiority, deliveries of Exocet MM40 B3, the latest generation of anti-ship missiles, are being carried out while the first deliveries of Marte MK2N took place in 2012
  • In the battlefield engagement domain, the first Milan ER systems has been delivered and the new, fifth generation MMP ATGM system will be available as of 2017.
  • Finally, in the air dominance sector, 2014 saw the start of series production for the six partner nations of the first Meteor missiles with their unmatched ‘No Escape Zone’


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