Testing and qualification of Weibel’s radar technology for NATO’s Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) starts now
January 27, 2022
“I am very pleased to sign this agreement between the Missile Defense Agency in the US and the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization and to continue the very promising collaboration on Weibel Scientific FMCW-radar technology, investigating the potential of such a radar in a missile defense context. Close ties with the US is crucial to Denmark – also when it comes to advanced technology. The collaboration is in line with the objectives described in the recently formulated national industrial defence strategy, which in part describes the importance of collaborating with the industry and research institutions on a national as well as on an international level,” says Kim Jesper Jørgensen, Lieutenant General and Commander of DALO.
The threat from ballistic missiles poses an increasing threat to Europe and NATO. Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) is part of NATO’s agreed response to this threat and supports NATO’s core task of collective defence. Radar technology is a crucial part of an effective BMD, but still Europe lacks full radar coverage to protect all of Europe against ballistic missile attacks. At the NATO Summit in 2014, Denmark promised NATO and our key allies a Danish radar capability to NATO’s BMD. Weibel is committed to helping Denmark deliver on that promise with a market leading, Danish produced radar system.