Thales Unveils NS200 Multi-Mission Radar for Naval Forces

19.10.2016 Europe
Thales Unveils NS200 Multi-Mission Radar for Naval Forces

Thales Unveils NS200 Multi-Mission Radar for Naval Forces

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At the ongoing Euronaval 2016 show (Le Bourget, Paris, 17-21 October), Thales is presenting NS200, its latest dual-axis multi-beam radar.

NS200 brings advanced multi-mission capabilities to naval platforms up to destroyers with an unequalled 400 km range performance for this type of radar.

Thanks to its unique dual-axis multi-beam design, the Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA)-based sensor system provides high quality weapon support while maintaining fully automated detection and tracking of all naval threats. Various navies have already expressed their interest in the NS200 radar.

NS200 is the larger version of the NS100, which is in full series production. In addition to more transmit and receive modules, NS200 uses newer and more powerful Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology. It answers to the need of a wide range of naval ships and missions, yielding logistics advantages across the fleet.

NS200 is Thales’ first radar to be offered with a full lifecycle support program for carefree operation. This program covers training, status and obsolescence monitoring, scheduled maintenance and upgrades and smart spare kits. This will give users a better predictability of their yearly maintenance budgets, higher operational availability and functional upgrades throughout the product life-cycle.

The NS200 presented on the Thales booth is a real system, not a mock-up. It is the First-Of-Class system from the production line.

NS200 uses 2D digital beam forming at element level and dual-axis multi-beam to enable an optimal situational awareness, especially in littoral or otherwise complex operational environments.

Being highly modular and scalable, NS200 enables a tailor-made sensor for customer-specific requirements and operational profiles. NS200 offers an instrumented range of 400 km with simultaneous high elevation coverage.

The system can be delivered with integrated X-band surface surveillance radar and an IFF Interrogator.

“NS200 is the newest member of our successful S-band radar family. Together with SMART-S Mk2, the smaller NS100 and the four-faced, non-rotating SM400, Thales is in the unique position to meet the S-band requirements for virtually any naval ship,” said Geert van der Molen, Surface radars and above water systems VP at Thales in the Netherlands.

Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defense and Security markets. With 62,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14 billion in 2015. With over 22,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.



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