First MEADS air defense system Power and Communications unit completed acceptance testing 1606122
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Defense News - Lockheed Martin
|Saturday, June 16, 2012, 01:09 PM|
|First MEADS air defense system Power and Communications unit completed acceptance testing.|
The first MEADS power and communications unit recently completed acceptance testing in Germany and will power the first Multifunction Fire Control Radar (MFCR) during integration tests at Pratica di Mare, Italy. The truck-mounted power and communications unit provides power for the MEADS MFCR and the surveillance radar. It includes a diesel-powered generation unit. A separate commercial power interface unit permits radar operation using commercial power (50 Hertz/60 Hertz).
The first MEADS power and communications unit completes acceptance testing in Germany.
MEADS International Technical Director Marco Riccetti said, “The MEADS power and communications unit, as with other MEADS elements, is designed for mobility and transportability, including C-130 transport. It has a highly reliable design that meets the power needs of both MEADS radars, and is ready to operate across a broad range of environmental conditions on a rapid emplacement timeline.”