Tumbleweed wrote:ArmChairCivvy wrote:Tumbleweed wrote:at the next level, v local anti-mortar/ counter-btry and AD FC radars
A far as I know this kit (the next two parts of my point) are scheduled to go out of service fairly soon?
Not sure about OSD for MAMBA, LCMR and ASP, but I thought they all had a good few years left. Outside of the LEAPP sensors what AD radars do land have now? Rapier is only in the Falklands and the HVM equipped units only have passive sensors.
About MAMBA, the DGA has notified the Eurosam consortium comprising MBDA and Thales of a contract to modernize the SAMP / T anti-aircraft defense system and the Aster 30 missiles. The Block 1 NT (for new technologies) will thus be equipped with a new self-steering device operating in Ka-band, while the current one transmits in Ku-band. This should allow the missile to detect and pursue faster targets. In terms of defense against ballistic missiles, this improvement will make it possible to intercept more long range missiles, about 1,500 km. More generally, the Aster Block 1NT program also aims to treat all the obsolescences that could be struck by the various components of the current Aster 30.
The first copies should be received by the Air Force from 2023.
This program is designed to provide 360 ° anti-aircraft defense.