Leonardo has signed a contract with the Indonesian company PT Len Industri (Persero) to supply a RAT 31 DL / M radar system for the Indonesian Air Force (IAF). The radar will be used to strengthen the air defense system of the Republic of Indonesia.
PT Len Industri will supply components, support for infrastructure construction and specialized radar maintenance. Leonardo intends to start joint production of radar with Indonesia in PT Len Industri, also for future programs in the country.
The contract was signed shortly after the announcement of the supply of a RAT31 DL to the Thai Air Force, which took place during the Defense & Security fair, which took place in Bangkok in November 2019.
The RAT 31 DL / M has already been acquired by the Italian, German and Austrian air forces, as well as by the Air Force of a North African country.
The RAT 31 DL / M is part of Leonardo's RAT 31 family of radar systems and shares its architecture with the RAT 31 DL Long Range GCI (Ground Control Interceptor), an advanced L-band solid state solution for 3D surveillance, with a range of over 470 km and with air defense and missile capabilities, including ballistic missiles, to support national security and operational missions.
The RAT 31 DL is effective for a wide range of scenarios, even in contexts with a high concentration of electromagnetic disturbances. Its solid state technology makes it highly reliable even in the event of breakdowns because, thanks to the "graceful degradation" characteristics, in the event that some radar modules go out of order, the general performance is guaranteed.
Leonardo has sold over 50 RAT 31 DL systems worldwide. Radar is NATO's main air defense sensor; the type of architecture in fact meets the Alliance standards and allows full interoperability. The fixed and mobile variants are both currently in service in NATO and non-NATO countries.