Herakles is a rotating 3D multifunction radar in the E/F-band (S-band) that is designed to be the combined surveillance and fire control radar on board of major naval platforms. It concurrently performs all functions involved in the establishment of air and surface pictures. Herakles performs target detection and tracking, target classification, weapon assignment and deployment and missile uplink guidance.
Herakles is optimised to detect and track multiple SSM, ARM, diving missiles, fighters and helicopters in littoral environments. The system has an exceptionally high reliability and operational availability, thanks to its all solid-state and high-redundancy architecture. Heraklas is certified to control the 'fire-and-forget' Aster 15 and Aster 30 missiles.