30/09/2015 17:15

ThalesRaytheonSystems to provide Sentinel radars to Latvia

ThalesRaytheonSystems announced today that the country of Latvia will procure four Improved Sentinel AN/MPQ-64 F1 air defense radars, told Raytheon press services.

The Sentinel procurement, the first of its kind for the Latvian Armed Forces, will complement the country’s existing defense network by detecting, identifying and tracking airborne threats including: fixed and rotary wing aircraft, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles.

Sentinel is a highly mobile and versatile three-dimensional, phased-array radar system that operates in the X-band frequency range. Its capabilities are suited for a wide range of missions including air surveillance, air defense and missile systems coordination, and homeland defense, as well as infrastructure and asset protection. The radar is also the primary sensing component for alerting and cueing of targets for NASAMS (National Advanced Surface to Air Missile Systems).