Danish Navy demos effectiveness of Thales radar

Jan. 31, 2014 at 3:39 PM
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HENGELO, Netherlands, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The Royal Danish Navy has successfully demonstrated its air defense capability using Thales Active Phased Array Radar.

During live firing trials, the Danish Navy's HDMS Peter Willemoes frigate fired four Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles directed by APAR at four Banshee targets drones, Thales Nederlands said.

All four targets were successfully destroyed.

"This excellent result proves that Thales' APAR and the unique technology are the standard in missile guidance," said Gerben Edelijn, Thales Nederland's chief executive officer.

HDMS Peter Willemoes is one of three Iver Huitfeldt-class air defense frigates of the Royal Danish Navy, which feature the company's APAR system. The system is also used on the Navy's De Zeven Provincien-class frigates.

Thales said the demonstration was conducted in two parts. First one drone was launched and destroyed. In the second exercise, three drones were launched simultaneously. APAR's interrupted continuous wave illumination technology simultaneously guided the missiles to their targets

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