The FAT consists of a comprehensive series of tests to demonstrate that the system complies with the requirement set by the launching customer.
The FAT was performed at the Thales premises in Hengelo, the Netherlands, in the presence of the customer’s representatives. Prior to the formal FAT, the NS100 was exhaustively tested with targets of opportunity and controlled air targets and the results showed an outstanding performance.
With this FAT Thales has proven that NS100 is not a ‘paper tiger’; it works without any shortcoming or restriction. Once more, Thales raises the bar for naval surveillance radars.
This first system will be installed on board of the customer’s ship in October 2015, after which the sea trials will take place. Series production of NS100 is now in full swing; the first batch of 10 systems is currently being produced.
NS100 is the newest member of Thales’s S-band radar family. With this AESA radar, Thales introduces dual-axis multi-beam technology in radar systems. This significantly enhances situational awareness in a littoral environment. As NS100 is the most flexible radar on the market, it answers the needs for various ship classes in a wide range of naval missions. NS100 is a multi-sensor integrated platform that offers weapon support for active missiles.
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