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Selex ES introduces new Kronos AESA radar

17th January 2014 - 19:43 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Selex ES has unveiled a new version of its Kronos multi-function AESA radar at the Bahrain International Airshow 2014. The radar is aimed at the surveillance and air defence markets in the land and naval sectors.

The radar utilises Selex ES’ Active Electronic Scanning Array (AESA) technology. It is able to perform surveillance, tracking, threat evaluation and fire control against multiple threats, simultaneously and automatically, at all altitudes. According to the company, the radars have performed particularly well in testing in the areas of detection range, hooking speed and tracking continuity, including at low and very low levels.

The radar has been designed to detect even very small maritime threats without changing its rotation rate; and can provide missile guidance without the lost time and risks typical of traditional 3D, stacked beams radars.

With the introduction of this newest version, the Kronos radar is now available in five different versions. 

Marco Buratti, marketing and sales director of land and naval systems, Selex ES, said: ‘Kronos combines the range performance and the endurance of a surveillance radar with the precision, speed and reliability of a fire control radar.

‘The operational trials of the Kronos Grand Fixed, performed with our customers in a Middle Eastern desert in July last year, demonstrated unaltered performance and robustness even in the hottest climates. No doubt this radar can fulfil the objective to improve the effectiveness of air, land, coastal and naval defence anywhere in the world, significantly reducing procurement and operational costs. But more than that, it tightly links surveillance to air defence, covering all threats from low level supersonic cruise missiles to small UAVs or TBMs.’

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