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SMART-S Signaal Multibeam Acquisition Radar for Tracking, S band is a naval medium to long-range air and surface surveillance multibeam passive electronically scanned array 3D radar designed by Thales Nederland,[1] formerly Hollandse Signaalapparaten (Signaal). SMART-S Mk2 is very successful. Only six years after its introduction, 30 systems were sold to navies all over the world. The radar transmitter/receiver (T/R) modules for the MK-2 are purchased by Thales from Aselsan of Turkey.[2][3]

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.



  • Antenna system:
    • Number of beams formed: 12
    • Beamwidth approx 2° horizontal, 0–70° vertical
    • Frequency: E/F band (former S band)
    • Rotational speed: 13,5 rpm surveillance mode, 27 rpm defence mode
    • IFF system integrated
  • Maximum instrumented range: 250 km (130 nmi)
  • Maximum detection ranges:
  • Range accuracy: < 20 m (66 ft)
  • Maximal numbers of tracked targets:
    • Sea+Air: 500


Future users[edit]

See also[edit]

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


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  7. ^ "Thales to supply mission suite for Polish Patrol Vessel ORP ŚLĄZAK". Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Damen Lays Keel of SIGMA 10514 Long Range Patrol Vessel for Mexican Navy". Retrieved 12 April 2018.