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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2006
Total Production: 6
Origin: United Kingdom
Corporations: SELEX ES
Parent System: Sampson
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2006
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Sampson is a multi-function, surveillance and tracking radar evolved from the MESAR program. The Sampson radar system will be installed on the British Type 45 Daring-class destroyers foremast and integrated along with Aster 15/30 missiles into PAAMS (Primary Anti-Air Missile System) weapon system. In early September 2004, the first Sampson multifunctional radar system was installed on a representative Type 45 destroyer foremast at Alenia Marconi Systems' Cowes site for testing. As of September 2004, two Sampson radar systems were completed with PAAMS integration and trials scheduled for 2005. Installed on Type 45 destroyers this radar can detect sea skimming missiles at ranges of 40 kilometers.

Sampson Applications

Fighting Ships Type 45 Protection Systems Sea Viper

Sampson Specifications

Engaged Aerial Targets: 32
Tracked Aerial Targets: 300
Max Detection Range: 250 nautical mile (463 kilometer)
Max Detection Range Against Low Altitude Threat: 40 kilometer
Max Antenna Rotation Speed: 60 roundperminute
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Sampson News

There are 11 news between
13 Sep 2004 and 20 May 2011
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Friday, May 20, 2011MBDA Awarded Sea Viper Support Contract
Monday, October 4, 2010Royal Navy Fires Sea Viper Air Defense System from Type 45 Destroyer for First Time Ever
Tuesday, August 17, 2010Royal Navy's Sea Viper Air Defense System Completes Trials in the Mediterranean
Thursday, July 23, 2009Royal Navy Commissions into the Fleet HMS Daring First Type 45 Destroyer
Thursday, February 12, 2009Type 45's Sea Viper Missile System Successfully Completes Second Test Firing
Wednesday, June 4, 2008Royal Navy's PAAMS First Test Firing Completed Successfully
Thursday, November 29, 2007Royal Navy's PAAMS Sea Trials Platform Arrives in Toulon
Tuesday, September 11, 2007MBDA Preparing PAAMS for Royal Navy Firing Trials
Monday, October 23, 2006Sampson Radar Ready for Installation on Type 45 Destroyer
Tuesday, February 15, 2005USN and UK Pursuing Next Generation Maritime Multifunction Radar

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