Thales’s multi-func­tion radar on Dan­ish fri­gate

SP's MAI - - MILITARY UPDATES -

The first sea ac­cep­tance test (SAT) of Thales’s ac­tive phased ar­ray radar (APAR) mul­ti­func­tion radar on the new Iver Huit­feldt class frigates of the Royal Dan­ish Navy was a suc­cess. The test was per­formed with the first APAR de­liv­ered to the Royal Dan­ish Navy, in­stalled on HDMS Peter Wille­moes.

In De­cem­ber 2006, the con­tract was signed for the de­liv­ery of the three APAR sys­tems for the Iver Huit­feldt class frigates. Be­tween Jan­uary 2011 and Jan­uary 2012 the fac­tory ac­cep­tance tests for all three radars were per­formed and in 2011 and 2012 the sys­tems were in­stalled on the three ships of this class: HDMS Iver Huit­feldt, HSMS Peter Wille­moes and HDMS Niels Juel.

Thales Ned­er­land CEO Ger­ben Edelijn says: “This SAT demon­strates our ca­pa­bil­ity to main­tain the high­est pos­si­ble level of prod­uct qual­ity over a long pe­riod of time. We are proud of the ex­cel­lent re­la­tion with the Royal Dan­ish Navy.”

Fol­low­ing this SAT, there will be a har­bour ac­cep­tance test later this year to test the ship’s anti-air war­fare and fire con­trol ca­pa­bil­i­ties. The pro­gramme is sched­uled to end early 2014.

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