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Artisan 3D Medium Range Radar Type 997

Artisan 3D Medium Range Radar Type 997 and Support Engineer
The Artisan 3D radar offers unrivalled detection performance and world-beating electronic protection measures against even the most complex jammers.
Artisan 3D is the next generation medium range 3D surveillance radar for the Royal Navy and replaces the Type 996 surveillance and target indication radar. Designed to be extremely modular and highly configurable it provides a cost-effective high-performance radar, capable of operating effectively in littoral zones and improving air-defence, anti-surface (anti-ship) and air traffic management capabilities.
Capable of detecting objects as small as a tennis ball and travelling at three times the speed of sound more than 25km away, Artisan 3D can monitor more than 800 objects simultaneously from 200 to 200,000 metres and cut through radio interference equal to 10,000 mobile phone signals.

Artisan 3D radar fitted to HM...

Installed on 11 Type 23 frigates to date, Artisan 3D has also been fitted on the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, a landing platform dock assault ship, a landing platform helicopter assault ship and installed at MOD’s land-based test site at Portsdown Technology Park, Portsmouth. Artisan 3D will also be installed on the second of the new aircraft carriers, HMS Prince of Wales.
Artisan, which stands for Advanced Radar Target Indication Situational Awareness and Navigation, will be used to deliver air traffic management, providing the aircraft carriers with unparalleled awareness and control of the skies around them. As the flagships of the Royal Navy, the Queen Elizabeth Class demands the very best radar technology to deliver uncompromising carrier strike capability anywhere in the world.

The carriers will also be versatile enough to be used for operations ranging from supporting war efforts to providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief.

Queen Elizabeth Class Programme

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Type 26 Global Combat Ship

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