ITT to build small ship S-band radar for littoral combat ships, more

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., 12 Jan. 2007. ITT Corporation and Thales Corporation have signed an exclusive agreement for ITT to build and market the SMART-S Mk2 radar system in the United States. SMART-S Mk2 has a solid-state transmit/receive array antenna with a fully integrated Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system.

Jan 12th, 2007

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., 12 Jan. 2007. ITT Corporation and Thales Corporation have signed an exclusive agreement for ITT to build and market the SMART-S Mk2 radar system in the United States.

"This agreement will enable ITT to field another modern product and expand our services to the U.S. Navy," says William Devlin, vice president of ITT Electronic Systems Radar Systems-Gilfillan, the operating business unit that will build the radar. "This radar will provide the Navy with a much needed capability, particularly on emerging platforms including the Littoral Combat Ship."

The SMART-S Mk2 has full 3D coverage up to 70 degrees elevation and two operating modes (13.5 / 27 rpm) with 250/150 km range respectively.

SMART-S Mk2 has a solid-state transmit/receive array antenna with a fully integrated Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system. It is optimized for medium-to-long range surveillance and target designation in complex environments, such as littorals with its mix of sea, land, islands, coastal rain, and thunderstorms, and multiple radar targets, including small surface targets, helicopters, and anti-ship missiles.

The range performance is matched with the requirements for modern anti-air warfare (AAW) defense missile systems, such as the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM).

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