Type 997 Artisan radar

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Type 997 Radar on HMS Argyll

The Type 997 Artisan (Advanced Radar Target Indication Situational Awareness and Navigation) is a medium-range air and surface surveillance 3D radar developed and built by BAE Systems for the United Kingdom's Royal Navy. As of 12 January 2017, it has been fitted to 11 of 13 Type 23 frigates, HMS Ocean, HMS Bulwark and HMS Queen Elizabeth. It will further be fitted to HMS Prince of Wales, the remaining two Type 23s in their refit cycle, and HMS Albion as she returns to front-line duties.[1]

The Type 997 Artisan has a range of 200 m - 200 km (110 nmi) at 30 RPM and is reportedly capable of tracking more than 900 targets at once. BAE Systems state that Artisan is capable of tracking targets the size of small birds or tennis balls travelling at Mach 3 with "unrivalled detection performance and world beating electronic protection measures against even the most complex jammers".[2][3]

Brazil became the second country to operate the radar, with the purchase of LPH PHM Atlântico from Royal Navy in 2018. It was also selected to equip the new Tamandaré class frigates.[4][5]

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List of countries that use or will use the Artisan:


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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Navy's 3D eyes". Royal Navy. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  2. ^ BAE Systems News Room: Radical New Radar Spots At The Speed Of Sound, baesystems.com, Published 5 March 2013, Retrieved 28 June 2014
  3. ^ BAE Systems: Type 997 Artisan 3D, baesystems.com, Retrieved 28 June 2014
  4. ^ "EXCLUSIVO: Ocean terá nome de estado e virá com radar Artisan, mas CIWS Phalanx ainda é incerto". Poder Naval (in Portuguese). 26 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Consórcio Águas Azuis é escolhido como fornecedor preferencial para construir as quatro corvetas da Classe Tamandaré". Poder Naval (in Portuguese). 28 March 2019.
  6. ^ "EXCLUSIVO: Ocean terá nome de estado e virá com radar Artisan, mas CIWS Phalanx ainda é incerto". Poder Naval (in Portuguese). 26 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Consórcio Águas Azuis é escolhido como fornecedor preferencial para construir as quatro corvetas da Classe Tamandaré". Poder Naval (in Portuguese). 28 March 2019.