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Norway orders Squire radars

Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:04 PM

OSLO, Norway, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The Norwegian military is to receive 44 Squire battlefield surveillance radars from Thales and Vinghog AS.

The first 10 systems will be delivered this year, with the final delivery in early 2017.

"With our radars BOR-A, Squire and GO12, Thales GSR is the most successful battlefield surveillance radar supplier world-wide," said Glenn Pedersen, chief executive of Thales Norway.

"With this contract Thales has sold more than 400 Squires, which are manufactured in Hengelo (in the Netherlands) and more than 300 BOR-A.

"Thales' ground surveillance radars are operational all over the world."

Squire is a man-portable, medium-range ground surveillance radar that can detect and classify moving targets at ranges of as much as 29 miles. It features the Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave radar principle for very low Probability of Intercept.

The Norwegian armed forces will receive an updated version of Squire, which incorporates a new processor board that enables various new features to be built into the system.

Vinghog AS is Norwegian subsidiary of Rheinmetall Defense of Germany.

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