New Zealnd: Airborne Systems Europe has recently revealed that it will supply its FDS3 rapid response floating corner radar decoy to the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) as part of the Anzac-class Frigate Systems (FSU) programme.
The FDS3 corner reflector decoy offers a unique countermeasure protection against the most advanced and latest RF-seeking missiles. The contract to supply the system is valued at EURO 3.4 million over the next three years and will see the system fitted to the RNZN frigates as part of the ANZAC class Frigate Systems Upgrade (FSU) project. “The New Zealand Ministry of Defence has identified the capability that the FDS3 can provide against the proliferation of advanced missile threats that are emerging globally. The award of this contract is a proud achievement for Airborne Systems . This contract further confirms the position of Airborne Systems as the world leader in naval corner reflector anti-missile decoy technology. This NZ MoD contract follows on from the success of the USD 41.7 million US Navy contract in 2013. In addition to providing protection for the forces of our allies, it sustains high quality jobs in the UK, and more particularly in South Wales. The FDS3 decoy system is one of a number of electronic warfare decoy products being designed and manufactured by Airborne Systems’ UK facility, and represents a growing market,” said Chris Rowe, President of Airborne Systems Europe.
Source: Airborne system