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Dutch Navy LPD getting new radar system
by Richard Tomkins
Hengelo, Netherlands (UPI) Dec 18, 2014

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An amphibious warfare ship of the Royal Netherlands Navy, HNLMS Rotterdam, is to be outfitted with S-band active electronically scanned array radar from Thales.

The NS100 dual-axis multi-beam surveillance radar will replace the landing platform dock's 30-year-old DA08 radar system in 2017.

"The NS100 radar confirms Thales's leading position world-wide in naval radar systems," said Geert van der Molen, Thales vice-president of Surface Radar. "Its unique dual-axis multi-beam technology gives the user a definite advantage in modern-day missions."

The NS100 system enables a 3-D cue to be given to both Goalkeeper Close-In Weapon Systems on the ship. The system includes Thales' Scout Mk3 FMCW radar, and an IFF mode 5/S interrogator and transponder.

The value of the contract from the Netherlands Defense Materiel Organization was not disclosed.

The HNLMS Rotterdam was launched in 1997. It displaces 12,750 tons and is 545 feet in length. Its range is 6,000 nautical miles at 12 knots and it can carry more than 600 marines.

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