SAMP/T NG: a new European system for the multi-layered air defence

Source: Eurosam, Defence Industry Europe

Originally designed to manage the ammunitions of the ASTER family (ASTER 30 B1 and ASTER 30 B1NT), the SAMP/T NG provides the ability to engage air threats at long range while offering an autonomous capability against ballistic missiles. The SAMP/T NG system is developed in close cooperation between France and Italy.

 

The SAMP/T NG, originally engineered to manage the ASTER family of missiles (ASTER 30 B1 and ASTER 30 B1NT), is setting a new benchmark in air defence technology. This state-of-the-art system offers the capability to engage air threats at long range while maintaining autonomous defence against ballistic missiles.

 

Originally designed to manage the ammunitions of the ASTER family (ASTER 30 B1 and ASTER 30 B1NT), the SAMP/T NG provides the ability to engage air threats at long range while offering an autonomous capability against ballistic missiles. The SAMP/T NG system is developed in close cooperation between France and Italy.
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Building on its formidable ASTER missile capacity, the SAMP/T NG incorporates a multirange and multilayer capacity, including Short Range Air Defence (SHORAD) Vertical Launchers. This enhancement equips the system with self-protection mechanisms to counter a comprehensive spectrum of air threats, including manned and unmanned aerial threats (MTO, drones, ABT) and tactical ballistic missiles (TBM). The SAMP/T NG’s scalable design ensures it can effectively counteract saturating and combined attacks, making it the sole European system capable of integrating various effectors within a full NATO operative Air-Breathing Threat (ABT) and Tactical Ballistic Missile (TBM) defence chain.

 

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The system’s revolutionary open architecture, embodied in the Module of Engagement New Generation (ME NG), allows the Multirange/Multilayer SAMP/T NG to integrate a variety of multifunction firing radars, such as the Thales Ground Fire and Leonardo Kronos Grand Mobile High Power. This flexibility extends to the management of distinct launchers, accommodating up to six ASTER launchers with eight missiles ready to fire, which can be a mix of ASTER 30 B1 and B1NT missiles. Additionally, it can support up to six SHORAD launchers, including VL MICA and CAMM-ER launchers, while also managing Very Short Range Air Defence (V-SHORAD) assets.

 

 

The SAMP/T NG’s integration capabilities do not end here. It is designed for full compatibility with NATO’s Tactical Control Chain and can seamlessly connect with upper layer Command and Control centers, enhancing its strategic and operational utility.

 

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