SSI: KRONOS Radars will equip Peruvian “Aguirre” class frigates
SELEX Sistemi Integrati, a Finmeccanica company, has been awarded a contract with the Military Navy of Peru to supply two multifunctional surveillance radars KRONOS NV to be installed on board of the “Aguirre” class frigates (former-Lupo), once belonging to the Italian Navy.
The system refers to a multifunctional radar, KRONOS NV, which can interface a Combat Management System (CMS) and a command and control system, IPN-20, developed by SELEX Sistemi Integrati.
The supply, awarded to SELEX Sistemi Integrati following an international bid attended by the main companies of the sector, is strategically important for the company and opens the way to further commercial success in the Country.
KRONOS NV is a new multifunctional, multirole, solid state, 3D radar completely designed and developed by SELEX Sistemi Integrati on the basis of the company experience made with the EMPAR systems, the naval sensors which are operational on board of the Italian and other foreign Military Navies, available both in naval and land version.
The radar supports more and more demanding operational roles thanks to its capability to step from surveillance to monitoring and identification of targets in a very short time. Its wide band high frequency agility guarantees excellent electronic counter counter measures (ECCM), while the low peak power makes it very difficult to intercept.
The naval version has been designed to be used on vessels starting from 400 tons and can be used both for blue water operations, and in more difficult scenarios such as the coastal ones (brown water), including environments interested by strong electronic counter measures.
KRONOS is fully compliant with the most modern international military standards and guarantees a high reliability with low running and maintenance costs.
KRONOS has been already sold in naval and Ground versions and has been proposed for the US LCS.