With NS50, Thales aims to bring the benefits of a 4D AESA radar to naval vessels where 2D radars are the standard. The latest addition to the Thales family of naval 4D AESA radars, the NS50 is a dual-axis multi-beam radar conceived to provide Doppler measurement as well as elevation information, bearing, and range data.
Sharing the same architecture and software than the NS100 and NS200 S-band air surveillance radars, the NS50 brings similar performance benefits as Thales others 4D AESA radars, albeit with a lower range of up to 180 km. Moreover, using the 4D technology increases dwell time on target and gives the user access to a higher level of information.
Compact and deployable across all ship classes, the NS50 radar combines weapon support and surveillance in a sole system.