Away from the frontlines, the return of great power competition has had considerable effects on national Airspace Protection needs. Easy to deploy, tactical radars such as Ground Master 400 (GM400) have become critical assets inLong-Range Radars.
Facing new threats to airspace sovereignty
The return of near-peer adversaries is bringing more means and faster technological developments to the battle space. In addition to stealth aircraft, hypersonic missiles and Theatre Ballistic Missiles (TBM), threats to national airspace sovereignty may now also include Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Today UAV’s are countering traditional radar detection capabilities and potentially saturating adversaries with their slow speed and swarm capabilities.
Building an accurate, up-to-date Recognised Air Picture (RAP) can be extremely challenging in such circumstances. Command and control (C2) centres responsible for airspace sovereignty must be able to rely on assets that offer superior situational awareness. They also need to be able, if necessary, to move those assets regularly and easily to reduce the risk of enemies successfully locating and neutralising them.
Secure superior situational awareness
A software-defined 3D air surveillance radar, the GM400 by design provides C2 centres with superior situational awareness at all times. With an update rate of 6 seconds and an elevation coverage of up to 40°, it can continuously scan the airspace simultaneously detecting all types of high, medium and low altitude targets.
Once detected, classification of targets as friend or foe is crucial in order to avoid fratricide fire. GM400 fused interrogation mode 5 enables quick Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) providing C2 centres with optimum response time and complete peace of mind.
Track and field, anytime, anywhere
Designed to offer unprecedented deployability and survivability, the GM400 fits into a compact 20ft container, complete with a lifting system and, can be mounted on a truck and redeployed in less than one hour. Radar operators can also use the decoys fitted on the radar to ensure the highest possible survivability potential for long-range radars.
The GM400 also is available in a fixed version for countries seeking to guarantee constant surveillance of their national airspace in very specific geographical areas.
An innovative algorithm provides the best wind turbine effect mitigation, facilitating the deployment of windfarms. Because the GM400’s performance is not impacted by the turbines, windfarms can be installed in proximity without concerns for disruptions.
Maintain National Airspace Sovereignty
If survivability contributes to ensuring superior situational awareness, so does operational availability. As a software-defined radar, the GM400 requires minimum maintenance (30 hours/year) and retains high levels of functionality and performance thanks to easy software updates, which address new threats, electronic warfare and cyber-attacks.
Digital beam forming
S-band with GaN technology
Full domain coverage every 6s
Mean Time Between Critical Failures (MTBCF)> 3000 hours
Operational availability >98.5%
One single package as an ISO 20ft container weighing 10tons
Chosen and planned maintenance with limited team
Did you know?
GM400 is named after its range at the time of its initial design. Mostly through a series of software evolutions, its range is now above 500 km
The GM400 is available in mobile or fixed version
The GM400 is deliverable in 2 options: in a standalone configuration; or, it can be integrated in a national airspace surveillance network
More than 70 GM400 have been sold around the world, proving lasting trust, reliability and performance
GM400 has consistently remained the most successful radar in its category worldwide since its entry on the market 10 years ago