LEONARDO | Kronos air defence radar joins NATO training range in Greece
Defence Redefined
Published on 26/07/2022 at 12:51

Leonardo’s Kronos Grand Mobile High Power (GM HP) radar has been selected by the Hellenic Air Force as the integrated air and anti-missile defence system to be used at the Crete Shooting Range and at the NAMFI (NATO Missile Fire Installation) based in Crete for training activities and trials. 

As the company itself announced, the system in question will ensure high air safety during exercises. The award was announced during the Farnborough International Airshow. 

The agreement concerns the delivery of a self-propelled Kronos system, the delivery of which is expected by 2024, and it will contribute to the high-quality training of the Armed Forces of the Alliance as well as to the testing and validation of systems.

The Kronos Grand Mobile High Power is a multifunctional C-band radar designed for air and sea surveillance and defence and is the latest evolution of the Kronos radar family, capable of delivering greater performance through the integration of more powerful Transmit-Receive Modules (TRMs). 

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The sensor’s Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) technology draws on Leonardo’s fully-owned GaAs (Gallium Arsenide) and GaN (Gallium Nitride) manufacturing capability based on patented technology.

Designed for both land and naval use and available in fixed and mobile configurations, all Kronos radar systems have multi-mission capabilities optimized for multiple threats. 

In fact, Kronos Grand Mobile High Power has already been chosen as the surveillance and engagement radar for the Italian version of the SAMP/T New Generation surface-to-air missile system of the Eurosam Consortium (MBDA 66,6% and Thales Group 33,3%), while at the same time the system is showing remarkable export success with more than 40 radars in service in various countries. 

Finally, the family of sensors includes a new development in L-band, Kronos Power Shield, specifically designed for long-range ATBM (Anti Tactical Ballistic Missile) capabilities.

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