Military Embedded Systems

Eight Thales radars ordered by the Royal Netherlands Navy


July 17, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Thales photo.

NETHERLANDS. According to the Navy, a major reason for selecting the NS100, next to its unparalleled performance, is fleet-wise logistic advantages. 

The Royal Netherlands Navy already operates the latest generation of Thales 4D Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars on the majority of its vessels and, given the radar’s flexible architecture, it is easy to offer through–life introduction of new capabilities thereby future-proofing the radar. The NS100 on the Royal Netherlands Navy’s other LPD, HNLMS Rotterdam, will be updated so that the radars on both LPDs will be identical.

The same contract specifies the delivery of Scout Mk3 surveillance radars to be installed on HNLMS Johan de Witt and on the Combat Support Ship that is presently being built for the RNLN. The CSS will also receive a Thales IFF system. Five more Scout Mk3 radars will be supplied for the M-class frigates operated by the RNLN and the Belgian Naval Component and for spares and training purposes. This contract raises the number of Scout Mk3 radars under contract to 15.


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