On 11 December, Indra announced that its latest generation Rigel electronic defence system will equip the second series of K130 corvette class ships of the German Navy. The system, which already equips the first batch of K130 class ships, is an advanced digital reception technology that allows the ship to track the electromagnetic space and detect active radar emissions in its environment. With the Rigel electronic defence system, the German Navy corvettes are therefore capable of detecting other ships before they detect the presence of the vessel, thus gaining remarkable superiority to operate in the most complex environments.

The system also allows multiple active threats to be countered simultaneously by means of disturbance and deception techniques.

As it has already been built into, and therefore tested with, the first batch of K130 corvettes, all the capabilities of the system has already been successfully tested by the German Navy in the most difficult and complex real electromagnetic scenarios. It also meets NATO countries demands, which require the highest levels of performance.

The company has signed an important contract with the naval systems company Atlas Elektronik and will deliver five Rigel RESM/RECM systems (Radar Electronic Support Measures/Radar Electronic Countermeasures).

The Rigel electronic defence system will also equip the second batch of K130 (Photo: Eigenes Werk)

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