Royal Netherlands Navy purchases Thales's new NS100 radar
17 december 2014
The system will be installed on HNLMS Rotterdam, to replace its 30-year old DA08 radar system. The NS100 will be installed in the second semester of 2017, in line with the shipís maintenance schedule.
The Royal Netherlands Navy selected Thalesís NS100 system because of its performance and its proven AESA technology. This technology enables a 3D cue to be given to both Goalkeeper Close-In Weapon Systems on the ship. Furthermore, the selection for this radar has numerous logistic advantages since the Royal Netherlands Navy already operates the latest generation of Thales AESA radars on the majority of its vessels. The NS100 radar incorporates a Thales IFF mode 5/S subsystem, making the Royal Netherlands Navy one of the first navies in the world to deploy this modern standard.
Geert van der Molen, Vice-President Surface Radar. ďThe NS100 radar confirms Thalesís leading position world-wide in naval radar systems. Its unique dual-axis multi-beam technology gives the user a definite advantage in modern-day missions. We are proud of this new member of our AESA radar family.Ē
The NS100 is the newest member of Thalesís S-band AESA radar family. It is the first radar world-wide using dual-axis multi-beam technology, which significantly enhances situational awareness in a littoral environment. NS100 is a multi-sensor integrated platform: in addition to the S-band radar, the system is designed to include the Scout Mk3 FMCW radar, the IFF mode 5/S interrogator and transponder, an IR camera, AIS and ADS-B. Positioning all sensors at the best topside position optimizes the overall field of view. The highly modular and scalable NS100 enables a tailor-made sensor for customer specific requirements and operational profiles. Radar performance is increased by adding RX and TX Building Blocks, answering to the need set by a wide range of naval ships and missions. The flexible radar architecture enables through-life introduction of new capabilities.https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/netherlands/press-release/royal-netherlands-navy-purchases-thaless-new-ns100-radar