For any warship at sea, control of the situation starts with a clear and reliable picture of the environment. To amply satisfy this vital requirement, Thales Nederland developed the DA 05 radar system.
The DA 05 is a high power E/F-band (S-band) radar for medium-range surveillance and target indication to weapon control systems.
Capable of detecting a jet fighter at approximately 135 km, the DA 05 is a stable and very reliable system, distinguished by its high-gain antenna, powerful transmitter, and sensitive receiver. A narrow beam with and short pulse length result in clear resolution.
This helps ensure accurate target indication. Further enhanced by a choice of frequencies and a video processor, the system is capable of performing effectively in a cluttered environment.
The DA 05 has a magnetron-powered transmitter, a solid-state receiver with digital MTI, and interference suppression circuits ensuring high reliability in rain, sea, and land clutter. A low side-lobe level assists the system to continue operation in ECM environments. The carbon-fibre version ' because of its lowweight ' enables installation in positions high on a mast and on smaller ships.
For upgrade and ship-life-extension-programs (SLEP), a solid state transmitter is available. Combined with an improved automated tracking and track initiation processor with an open-architecture interface, life extension is an effective solution from operational and cost perspective as recognized by a number of navies.