Royal Netherlands Army to receive Multi Mission Radars from Thales
- February 15, 2019
Thales has awarded a series contract to deliver nine Multi Mission Radars (MMRs) to the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA).
Lieutenant General L.J.A. (Leo) Beulen, Commander of the Royal Netherlands Army; “Due to its unique true multi mission capability, the MMR will not only set the conditions for winning battles at long range by accurate target acquisition, the MMR will also enhance the RNLA Air Defence capability by addressing the evolving air threat, including Rocket, Artillery and Mortar and Unmanned Air Systems.”
Internationally marketed as GM200 MM/Compact from the Ground Master 200 family, the MMR is capable of detecting, tracking and classifying a wide variety of air targets in real-time.
The MMR can be transported by truck and is claimed to be deployable within two minutes. The radar is fully automatic, designed to detect, track, and classify a large number of targets including rockets, artillery shells, mortar rounds, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), aircraft, helicopters, and cruise missiles. In the counter-battery role, the MMR is capable of distinguishing the individual tracks in a salvo firing, according to Thales.
The MMRs will be delivered to the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) starting in mid-2021.