Finmeccanica’s Selex has successfully delivered three fixed air defence radar (FADR) systems to Poland, enhancing Nato’s air defence capabilities in the region.
Known as RAT 31 DL, two of the new long range radars are located in the north eastern region of the country, while the third radar is installed in the south east.
Poland has been taking several security measures to enhance its defence capabilities after political conflict emerged between the neighbouring Ukraine and Russia.
The new systems are the result of a public tender issued by Nato Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) under the Nato Security Investment Programme (NSIP) to manufacture the air defence radar in Poland and in other allied countries.
Featuring anti-ballistic missile capabilities, FADR is the standard Class I sensor for the Nato long range air defence.
According to the company, the system meets the standards including the full Nato interoperability.
To date, Selex has delivered 59 RAT 31 to a total of 13 countries, including ten Nato Alliance countries such as the Czech Republic, Turkey, Greece and Hungary.
In August, Selex received €27m contract from the UK Ministry of Defence to provide an ongoing radar warning capability for the Royal Air Force’s Puma helicopter fleet.
Under this contract, Selex will supply its SG200-D radar warning receiver (SG200-D RWR).
Part of Selex ES’s SEER system, SG200-D is an advanced digital Radar Warning Receiver that features self-protection equipment for detecting and identifying emitters in high density and complex radar environments.
Image: One of the newf ixed air defence radars in Poland. Photo: courtesy of Finmeccanica SpA.