SELEX Sistemi Integrati succeeded the factory acceptance test (FAT) for one of its RAT 31DL/M (DADR Deployable Air Defence Radar) radars due to be delivered to the German Air Force.
The success, after only 30 months from the contract acquisition, allowed SELEX Sistemi Integrati to obtain the system acceptance certificate and the permission to transfer the equipment in Germany for the operational trials. The three month testing activities were managed in three different phases dedicated to functional and operational trials on targets to evaluate mobility, positioning and security of operations and use. For the security issues the German Air Force relied on the certifications released by TUV, the German agency for testing and certification of security on facilities, materials and industrial components, which certified SELEX Sistemi Integratis equipments. The RAT31DL/M (DADR) is the new version, in mobile configuration, of RAT 31 DL, belonging to the RAT31 family. It is characterised by a high mobility performance, considering that only one cross country track is necessary to transport the whole radar apparatus, (plus one for the shelter). RAT 31DL/M has a range of about 450 kms and it can be deployed in fifteen minutes starting from the land carrier positioning. The system is completely self-directed for deploying and folding operations and doesnt need other external mechanical supports. It is equipped with its own electrical power supply, making it self-sufficient for a long time ad guaranteeing its remote control. The RAT 31 family includes the RAT31/DL, the most sold radar system into NATO in the last five years, In fact of the eight countries worldwide having acquired a total of 20 radar systems, six of them belong to NATO. The sensor is effective to a range of over 500 kilometers, is an advanced L-band solid state phased array, 3D surveillance radar, with an advanced architecture incorporating multiple independent and simultaneous pencil beams, all proven solutions already in use in many radars of the same family.