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The radar has been selected for the Belgian-Dutch mine sweeping program. The choice fell on the Thales NS50 radar. The NS50 is the first compact 4D AESA radar (Active Phased Array - an active radar system with electronic beam steering). It is therefore suitable for use on naval units of low to medium tonnage. In addition to its conventional tasks, it should also enable the defense against drones and flying objects at low altitude and at low speed. The track capacity of the radar system should be 1000 targets, of which several can be fought at the same time. The maximum range of the radar is given as 180 kilometers.

The Belgian-Dutch mine sweeping program, which is expected to cost more than two billion euros and is led by Belgium, provides for the completion of six anti-mine units (mother ships and drones) for each of the two countries. The ships with a length of around 80 meters and a displacement of around 2,800 tons are being built in Brittany by the Naval Group and Piriou (through their joint venture Kership). The "Inspector 125" developed by the ECA Group will be part of the program, as will a new take-off and recovery system on board the mother ships. This also includes autonomous A18-M underwater vehicles (AUV), T18-M towing sonars and mine detection and destruction systems (MIDS, remote-controlled SEASCAN and KSTER-C vehicles, ROV). All these drones should be able to be operated autonomously from the unmanned sea vehicle "Inspector 125". The units are also said to have unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

While the mine sweeping program is controlled by Belgium, the Netherlands is responsible for the other joint project, the four new frigates from both countries.

In 2019 the BNR (Belgium Naval & Robotics) consortium, to which the French Naval Group and the French ECA Robotics belong, was awarded the contract to build and maintain twelve mine hunters for Belgium and the Netherlands (ESUT reported). The first (of six) Belgian systems are expected to be deployed in the course of 2024. The first Dutch (of six) is expected in 2025. The last unit is to be handed over in 2030.

More details will become known in the course of the procurement process. The Belgian FN Herstal will equip the boats with the remote-controlled 12.7mm automatic cannon Sea deFNder. ABC - Anglo Belgian Corporation - from Ghent ensures the generation of electricity with two 6DZC diesel engines and a 12VDZC generator. The sonar systems come from the French iXblue (FLS 50), which also supplies the inertial navigation and positioning systems and ensures underwater communication. In June 2020, Skeldar V-200 from the Swiss UMS Skeldar was selected as the airborne drone system. She is also used in the German Navy as a Sea Falcon.

Hans Uwe Mergener