- Future Ground Based Air Defence
- Local Area Network
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization
The Dutch Ministry of Defense has selected EADS to supply ground based radars
and weapon coordination systems in support of Future Ground Based Air Defense (FGBAD).
A contract has been awarded to EADS following this announcement.
The FGBAD will be interoperable with those air defense systems operated by NATO
countries as well as suitable for out-of-area deployments. FGBAD, playing the
role of reconnaissance and command system for anti-aircraft operations, will be
assigned to the Dutch Army to counter the full spectrum of airborne threats.
Individual components of the full-scale system can be employed separately by
rapid reaction forces in regional crisis Moreover, FGBAD will represent a leap
forward for the Dutch air surveillance network.
EADS won this contract after stiff international competition using its mobile
air reconnaissance and weapon coordination solution. The contract covers
delivery of three TRML-3D mobile tactical surveillance and target acquisition
radar systems which are intended to provide real-time surveillance within a
sampling time of only two seconds while providing the required mobility and
autonomy needed in out-of-area operations. In addition, a communications
vehicles with integrated interfaces will ensure interoperability with other
radar systems and control posts
To ensure weapon coordination of distributed units, all components of FGBAD
system will be connected through a wireless Local Area Network (LAN)
infrastructure. This approach allows to exchange secure information in real-time
between radar units, the command communications vehicle and weapon systems. Thus
situational awareness can be conducted faster than with legacy air defense
systems. A standard NATO datalink ensures interoperability and operations
coordination with other NATO air defense systems operated by partner nations.
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