Finmeccanica-Selex ES yesterday delivered three Fixed Air Defence Radar (FADR) systems to Poland, in the presence of NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) General Manager Koen Gijsber.
The systems will significantly boost NATO’s air defence capabilities. The radars, called RAT 31 DL, have been set up at three strategic locations, two in the North Eastern and one in the South Eastern region of the Country.
They were successfully installed and activated following a public tender issued by NCIA under the NATO Security Investment Programme (NSIP) to build the air defence radar backbone in Poland and in other allied countries.
Selex ES has supplied the same model of radar to the Czech Republic, Turkey, Greece and Hungary. Further projects are in place to reach full integration in the NATO Integrated Air and Missile Defence System.
FADR is a long range radar system with anti-ballistic missile capabilities and belongs to the Selex ESRAT 31 DL family. This is the standard Class I sensor for the NATO long range air defence, meeting the most stringent standards including the full NATO interoperability. So far, 59 RAT 31 have been provided to a total of 13 countries, ten of which belong to the Alliance
In Poland Selex ES has previously supplied the ZSRN automated coastal surveillance system and has been present for a long time with its navigation aids and weather radars. More recently, as part of the BRASS (Broadcast and Ship to Shore) programme, Selex ES has been awarded a contract to provide the Polish Navy with NATO-interoperable telecommunications systems.