ASDWire distribution date: 24 Feb 2006 GMT +1

RTS 6400 Optronics Radar Tracker Now Fully Commissioned

Stellenbosch, South Africa, February 24th, 2006 -- [ASDWire] -- RRS has developed, manufactured and qualified a new generation Naval Optronics Radar Tracker, currently aboard the four new MEKO A200 Patrol Corvettes of the South African Navy.

 The Official handing over ceremony and commissioning parade of the First-Of-Class vessel SAS Amatola took place in Simonstown, South Africa on 16 February 2006.

These ships are of the most advanced warships in the world today. Featuring a stealth design, SAS Amatola combines a number of world-first propulsion technologies with an innovative and largely South African combat system, including locally designed combat management, communications, electronic warfare, tracking radar, electro-optic, missile and gun systems from more than 20 South African high-tech companies, making the ship a show-case of SA engineering ingenuity and skill.

RRS' contribution to this major event is the successful sea qualification and hand-over of the RTS 6400, a high-performance monopulse X-band combined optronics and radar tracking system, which performs a pivotal role in the self-defence of the corvette.

It is a major milestone for RRS, being the first South African Radar Tracking System to have been fully commissioned into the SA Navy.

More details relating to the product may be found at RRS' website

RRS is a joint venture between JSE-listed Reunert Limited, EADS and Kgorong Investment Holdings. The company’s products are incorporated into world-class systems. RRS is an innovative product supplier and systems integrator, providing radar and radar-related system solutions in the ground and naval environments. It is involved in the supply of search and tracking radar systems to the South African National Defence Force as well as into specific niche areas in the international Ground and Naval Systems market.

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Anthony Green
Business Development: RRS
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