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Danish navy to introduce new CWI transmitters

17 February 2017

Thales has been contracted by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) to deliver 14 Continuous Wave Illumination (CWI) transmitters for integration in existing Saab CEROS 200 radar/electro-optical fire-control systems fitted to the Royal Danish Navy's two Absalon-class combat support ships and three Iver Huitfeldt-class frigates.

The CWI transmitter is a key component in the fire control chain, generating X-band microwave energy to illuminate the target and thereby enabling a semi-active radar homing missile to 'home in' on the reflected radio frequency (RF) signal. The CEROS 200 CWI system is used by the navy to provide home-all-the-way guidance support for the RIM-162 Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM).

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