Thales introduces NS200 multi-mission radar for naval forces

At Euronaval 2016, Thales presents NS200, its latest dual-axis multi-beam radar. NS200 brings advanced multi-mission capabilities to naval platforms up to destroyers with an unequalled 400 km range performance for this type of radar.

Thanks to its unique dual-axis multi-beam design, the AESA1-based sensor system provides high quality weapon support while maintaining fully automated detection and tracking of all naval threats. Various navies have already expressed their interest in the NS200 radar.

NS200 is the larger version of the NS100, which is in full series production. In addition to more transmit and receive modules, NS200 uses newer and more powerful Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology. It answers to the need of a wide range of naval ships and missions, yielding logistics advantages across the fleet.

NS200 is Thales’s first radar to be offered with a full lifecycle support programme for carefree operation. This programme covers training, status and obsolescence monitoring, scheduled maintenance and upgrades and smart spare kits. This will give users a better predictability of their yearly maintenance budgets, higher operational availability and functional upgrades throughout the product life-cycle.

The NS200 presented on the Thales booth is a real system, not a mock-up. It is the First-Of-Class system from the production line.