SMART-S

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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.

Manufacturers[edit]

Specifications[edit]

  • 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

Users[edit]

Future users[edit]

See also[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ SMART-S Mk2 Medium to Long Range (S-Band) Solid State Surveillance Radar
  2. ^ http://www.microwavejournal.com/articles/22664-aselsan-to-provide-transmitterreceiver-modules-for-thales-radar
  3. ^ http://www.defence-turkey.com/index2.php?p=article&i=1717#.VQGGiPmUeSo
  4. ^ http://www.aselsan.com.tr/en-us/capabilities/radar-systems/air-defense-radars/smart-s-mk2
  5. ^ http://www.aselsan.com.tr/en-us/capabilities/radar-systems/air-defense-radars/smart-s-mk2
  6. ^ http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1750
  7. ^ Thales to supply mission suite for Polish Patrol Vessel ORP ŚLĄZAK.
  8. ^ Thales to equip New Zealand’s ANZAC frigates with SMART-S Mk2 radar.