The MEADS MFCR combines extraordinary capability and cost effectiveness," said Gregory Kee, general manager of the NATO MEADS Management Agency.
Using plug-and-fight capability, the MFCR acts as a node on the MEADS network, and like all other MEADS major end items, can be dynamically added or removed as missions dictate, without shutting down the system.
The MFCR has an extraordinary capability to detect and track ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles.
The MFCR has been airlifted to White Sands Missile Range, N.
The MFCR is an X-band, solid-state, phased array radar using element-level transmit/receive modules.
Through its plug-and-fight capability, the MFCR simply acts as a node on the MEADS network.
A second MFCR
power and communications unit is undergoing qualification testing at the German Armed Forces Technical Centre for Automotive and Armoured Vehicles in Trier, Germany.
Test objectives include performance verification and demonstration of the MEADS MFCR in a full system configuration.
NAMEADSMA General Manager Gregory Kee said, "The MFCR, together with its advanced identify friend or foe, Mode 5 capability, is another example of the cost effectiveness of MEADS.
MEADS International Technical Director Marco Riccetti said, "The MEADS MFCR combines extraordinary capability to detect and track advanced threats, yet provides high mobility and C-130 transportability.
The MFCR subteam at LFK in Germany completed integration of the antenna array last year, clearing the way for assembly-level testing of the Transceiver Group.
The X-band MFCR will improve target tracking and provide better performance in stressing clutter environments.