Rohde & Schwarz has been awarded a mutual gain approach contract with Thales to provide its R&S KORA systems for integration onto the German Navy’s new F126 frigates for communications and radar electronic support measures.
R&S KORA is a powerful intercept and analysis system designed to detect, identify and track complex and broadband radar emissions and communications transmissions.
The system combines detection results from different signals for a complete picture of the situation, covering the entire electromagnetic spectrum for an environment with high sensitivity and a long detection range. R&S KORA creates improved situational awareness for increased early warning capability.
“Rohde & Schwarz welcomes the contract and has a longstanding history of providing radio communications reconnaissance systems to the German customer,” comments Wolfgang Marchl, Vice President Government Solutions, Rohde & Schwarz.
“R&S KORA enables acquisition, analysis and evaluation of radar and communications signals at sea, opening a new dimension of information. The system is modular and scalable, making it ideal for the German navy and will support future complex operational requirements.”
A Damen-led team is building four new F126 frigates for the German Navy together with Blohm+Voss and Thales. The first ship is expected to be delivered to the German Navy in 2028 in Hamburg.