In a move that will significantly boost NATO’s air defence capabilities Finmeccanica-Selex ES has delivered three Fixed Air Defence Radar (FADR) systems to Poland. The RAT 31 DL radars 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 the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) under the NATO Security Investment Programme (NSIP) to build the air defence radar backbone in Poland and in other allied countries.
FADR is a long range radar system with anti-ballistic missile capabilities and belongs to the Selex ES RAT 31 DL family. This is the standard Class I sensor for NATO long range air defence, meeting the most stringent standards including full NATO interoperability. So far, 59 RAT 31 radars have been provided to a total of 13 countries, ten of which belong to the Alliance, making Selex ES a partner of choice in the air defence domain.
Selex ES has a long-standing relationship with Poland. The company also 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 Broadcast and Ship to Shore (BRASS) programme, Selex ES has been awarded a contract to provide the Polish Navy with NATO -interoperable telecommunications systems.
Selex ES has also supplied RAT 31 DL radars 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.