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MF-STAR radar proposed for CSC

3rd June 2016 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Rheinmetall Canada and IAI ELTA have teamed up to offer the MF-STAR radar for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) programme, IAI announced on 1 June. 

The ELM-2248 MF-STAR is a fully digital, multifunctional Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) naval radar for long-range air and surface surveillance and tracking. 

The MF-STAR antenna includes four fixed faces of active arrays in S-band frequency, delivering a high-quality air and surface situation picture and weapon support - particularly in severely cluttered target, electronic, topographical and environmental conditions. The system employs multi-beam and pulse doppler techniques to extract low RCS targets from complex clutter and jamming environments.

The radar has a minimised deck footprint and can be scaled to fit different requirements and different ship sizes. 

Andreas Knackstedt, president and CEO, Rheinmetall Canada, said: ‘This partnership with IAI/ELTA Systems is of strategic importance to Rheinmetall Canada.

'Our successful teaming with IAI/ELTA on the [Medium Range Radar for the Canadian Army] programme positions Rheinmetall as a leading Canadian radar company. We are building on this experience to offer the MF-STAR radar for the CSC programme and firmly establish Rheinmetall Canada as the in-country radar provider and supporter to DND and the Canadian forces.’

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