Selex ES (Hall 6, Stand E437) has been contracted to upgrade three of its RAT 31 DL radar systems. The €12 million deal involves radars operating in Turkey and was awarded by NSPA (NATO Support Agency).
The modernisation of the radars, which have been in service since 1995, will bring them up to the latest NATO standards and ensures continuity of operations within the NATO air defence network. Operating costs will be reduced, while procedural and maintenance times will be cut significantly. Modular system flexibility was built into the RAT 31 DL at the time of its design to facilitate such upgrades.
RAT 31 DL is a three-dimensional L-band air defence radar with a range of 500km. It is available in fixed, transportable and deployable versions, the latter having been acquired by Germany and Italy (two each). It is used by eight NATO nations.