Thales has designed a comprehensive range of passive and active sensors for combat aircraft and helicopters flying all types of missions.
Thales’ Combat Systems facilitate long-range detection and identification of air and surface targets, thereby improving aircraft self-protection. Designed for full scalability, these systems provide unparalleled situational awareness with a “see-first, shoot-first” capability that gives the pilot a distinct operational advantage.
Thales provides a complete range of passive and active sensors for combat and transport aircraft, as well as helicopters flying all types of missions. These sensors are used on new platforms and also as modernisations for existing ones, keeping them at the cutting-edge of performance.
Electronic Warfare Systems
For combat platforms, Thales provides high-performance electronic warfare solutions to meet the user’s need for tactical situation assessment. Thales develops, produces and integrates full solutions of state-of-the-art electronic warfare self-protection systems integrating detection, jamming and decoying.
Thales is the leading European supplier of combat aircraft mission computers (real-time software and dedicated hardware). Its Modular Data Processing Unit (MDPU) provides combat aircraft with the onboard computing power needed to meet the latest operational requirements, and is fully reconfigurable for new types of missions.
Thales optronics technologies have been selected for latest-generation combat aircraft, including the fully integrated Front Sector Optronics (FSO) for Rafale and Pirate Eurofighter. Thales also provides multi-function optronic sensors for reconnaissance, passive identification, precision strike and surveillance missions by combat aircraft and helicopters.
Thales furnishes the Rafale, made by Dassault, with unparalleled data fusion processes from its different sensors for increased situation awareness. These include the AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array) radar, Spectra Electronic warfare systems, the Front-Sector Optronics, the Damocles optronic multi function pod, and the AREOS new optronic stand-off recce system to name a few.