Eurosam has achieved a significant milestone in the development of the Franco-Italian SAMP/T NG air defence missile system with the launch of the global production of the system. This comes after the signing of a contract by Matteo Bisceglia, former Director of the OCCAR Executive Administration (EA), and Eva Bruxmeier, Managing Director of Eurosam. Get the latest update on the air defence technology as Eurosam launches SAMP/T NG Air Defence System.
According to plans, the system will be delivered to the French and Italian forces by the end of 2025, with availability for all present and potential customers starting in 2026. Eva Bruxmeier made this announcement while speaking to the media at the IDEX/NAVDEX 2023 exhibition in Abu Dhabi this week.
What is SAMP/T NG Air Defence System?
SAMP/T NG (Surface-to-Air Missile Platform, New Generation) is an advanced air defence system designed to protect against a wide range of airborne threats, including tactical and theatre ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, aircraft, and UAVs. The system is an upgraded version of the existing SAMP/T system, featuring advanced technologies and capabilities that make it a highly effective system in defending against a wide range of airborne threats.
The SAMP/T NG battery comprises four main components, which are: an engagement module that serves as the battery command and control, a multi-function radar that rotates 360 degrees and can be either the Thales Ground Fire 300 or the Leonardo Ground Mobile High Power, up to six launchers that can carry eight missiles each, for a total of 48 Aster munitions that are ready to be fired. With the use of a new multi-function radar that employs AESA arrays based on GaN technology and advanced processing, the system has an air surveillance detection range of over 350 km.
Additionally, the new Aster Block 1 NT version is equipped with a new active seeker and missile control enhancements, which enable the system to engage tactical ballistic missiles (TBMs) at longer ranges of over 150 km. The system is also capable of autonomously engaging TBMs with a range of 600+ km, and can track over 1,000 targets.
Features of SAMP/T NG Air Defence System:
The SAMP/T NG air defence system features advanced technologies and capabilities that make it a highly effective system in defending against a wide range of airborne threats. Some of the key features of this system include:
- High mobility and quick deployment capabilities, making it ideal for use in different locations.
- A multi-function radar system that provides a high level of accuracy in detecting and tracking airborne targets.
- Advanced missile technology that enables the system to engage multiple targets simultaneously.
- A comprehensive command and control system that enables effective coordination between different units.
The SAMP/T NG air defence system offers a range of benefits that make it an ideal solution for countries looking to enhance their air and missile defence capabilities. Some of the key benefits of this system include:
- High level of effectiveness in defending against various types of airborne threats.
- Enhanced capabilities in detecting and tracking targets, enabling faster and more accurate response times.
- Improved mobility and quick deployment capabilities, making it a flexible solution for different scenarios.
- Comprehensive command and control system that allows for effective coordination and communication between different units.
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The launch of the new-generation SAMP/T NG air defence system by Eurosam JV marks a significant milestone in the field of air and missile defence. With its advanced technologies and capabilities, this system is set to become a game-changer in the way countries defend themselves against airborne threats.
The SAMP/T NG air defence system offers a range of benefits that make it an ideal solution for countries looking to enhance their air and missile defence capabilities. Its high level of effectiveness, enhanced capabilities, and improved mobility make it a flexible and reliable solution for a wide range of scenarios.