SAMP/T radar upgrade takes its cue from Sea Fire

The French armed forces are executing comprehensive upgrade of Eurosam Ground-to-air / ground missile platform (SAMP / T) ground air defense system, under the supervision of the Defense Procurement Agency DGA.

SAMP / T triggers MBDA ASTER-30active SAM self-targeting radar.

A complete SAMP / T system for the French Air Force includes up to six launch vehicles and a C2 vehicle. They are accompanied by ArabellaRadar for ground monitoring / control of X-band fire (8.5-10.68 GHz).

Arabelle detects air targets and directs the missiles by radio. In the SAMP / T upgrade, Arabel is replaced by Thales X-band Earth fire system of…