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Ada-class corvette of the Turkish Navy deployed with SMART-S Mk2 radar
ManufacturerThales Nederland,
ASELSAN (produced transmitter/receiver (T/R) modules, licence production or assembly of the radar)[1][2]
IntroducedMarch 2007[3]
No. built> 65[4]
Type3D air search and track[2]
2D surface search and track[2]
FrequencyE/F band (S band)[2]
BeamwidthApproximately 2°[4] horizontal
RPM13,5 rpm surveillance mode, 27 rpm defence mode[4]
RangeAir: 250 km (maximum)[2][4]
Surface: 40 / 80 km[4]
Power115V, 230V, 440V[4]

SMART-S Mk2[2][5][4] (Signaal Multibeam Acquisition Radar for Tracking, S band Mk2) is a naval medium to long-range air and surface surveillance multibeam passive electronically scanned array 3D radar designed by Thales Nederland,[6] formerly Hollandse Signaalapparaten (Signaal). While the original SMART-S radar was only produced in small numbers, SMART-S Mk2 is very successful. Only six years after its introduction, 30 systems were sold to navies all over the world. SMART-S Mk2 radar is equipped with transmitter/receiver (T/R) modules[1] manufactured by Turkish defence company Aselsan. The radar transmitter/receiver (T/R) modules for the radar are purchased by Thales from Aselsan.[1][7]


The system has two operating modes: medium range up to 150 km (81 nmi) at 27 RPM and long range up to 250 km (130 nmi) at 13.5 RPM. The radar mainly designed for light frigates, corvettes and ships such as Landing Platform Docks (LPD). SMART-S Mk2 is designed to support full performance of surface to air missiles (SAM), such as the RIM-162 ESSM.[5][4]


Future users[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Thales SMART-L, long range version in the SMART radar family.


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  8. ^ "CSTC Showcases the future Algerian Navy C28A Corvette and Thai Navy LPD models at DSA 2014". Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Thales to equip New Zealand's ANZAC frigates with SMART-S Mk2 radar". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Thales to supply mission suite for Polish Patrol Vessel ORP ŚLĄZAK". Archived from the original on 26 September 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Damen Lays Keel of SIGMA 10514 Long Range Patrol Vessel for Mexican Navy". Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Indonesia's decisive move to modernise its naval patrol capability". Thales Group. Retrieved 2022-11-23.