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Royal Netherlands Navy selects Thales for radar provision

16th July 2020 - 16:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation and Thales signed a contract on 15 July for the delivery of an NS100 radar, seven Scout Mk3 radars and an IFF system.

The NS100 dual-axis multi-beam surveillance radar will replace the Variant radar currently deployed on HNLMS Johan de Witt Landing Platform Docks (LPD) in service in the Royal Netherlands Navy. Sea acceptance tests are scheduled to take place in 2023.

In a release Thales said that selection of the NS100 brought fleet-wide logistics advantages to the RNLN, which operates the operates the latest generation of Thales 4D AESA radars on the majority of its vessels. 

The NS100 on the Royal Netherlands Navy’s other LPD, HNLMS Rotterdam, will be updated to parity with its sister ship.

The contract will also see the delivery and installation of Scout Mk3 surveillance radars on HNLMS Johan de Witt and Combat Support Ship (CSS) that is being built for the RNLN. The CSS will also receive a Thales IFF system. 

In addition, five Scout Mk3 radars will be supplied for the M-class frigates operated by the RNLN and the Belgian Naval for spares and training purposes.

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