MW08

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Thales MW 08
MW-08 Radar POS Corte Real (F332) 2009-07-10.jpg
Thales MW 08
Country of origin Netherlands
Introduced unknown
Number built unknown
Type 3D Air/Surface Search
Frequency G band
Range 0.1m2 target: 17 km
1m2 target: 27 km
2m2 target: 32 km
Altitude unknown
Azimuth unknown
Elevation unknown
Precision

Resolution
In bearing: 20
In range: 90 m
Tracking accuracy In bearing: 0.250
In range: 40 m
In elevation: 1.20
Tracking capacity Air targets: 20 (basic configuration)
Surface targets: 8 (basic configuration)

Surface targets: 2 (gun-fire accuracy control)
Power 50 kW (Peak)

Thales Naval Nederland (formerly Signaal) MW08 is a G-band passive electronically scanned array 3D target indication radar, part of the 3D multibeam 'SMART' (Signal Multibeam Acquisition Radar for Tracking) family which includes E/F band (former S band) SMART-S/SMART-S Mk2 and D band (former L-band) SMART-L.

MW08 transmits six 2 by 12 degree stacked beams up to 70 degrees for height finding and is capable of fully automatic detection and tracking (ADT). The radar also directs gunfire against surface targets by 3 Track-While-Scan surface windows with splash plotting capability, but does not provide up-link commands to surface-to-air missiles in flight. In February 1996 Jane's International Defence Review reported that the radar was no longer offered to new customers due to Thales Group's product rationalization policy favoring MRR 3D radar developed by Thales France, formerly Thomson-CSF. However the policy has been quietly reversed.

MW08 is installed on the following ship classes.