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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