Thales UK Aerospace

Delivering better Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance to the maritime environment


Thales UK is at the forefront of maritime ISR systems and solutions with more than 40 years of experience in surveillance systems.

We are a European leader in developing sensors, communications and mission systems, offering ISR products designed for both defence and security applications. We empower the customer to see and hear more than ever before, in order to build a clearer intelligence picture.

In a fast pace, ever changing, high-definition world, our surveillance sensors provide the right information, in the right format, at the right time, and in the right place:
  • Operational situational awareness
  • Intelligence gathering
  • Threat warning detection
We give customers confidence in their decision-making process by delivering intelligence from a wider range of inputs.

Thales UK in partnership with the Royal Navy

Thales UK is the principal supplier of Electronic Warfare (EW) equipment, including the first digital wideband RESM solution, to the UK Royal Navy’s surface and submarine flotillas as well as exporting to overseas naval and land forces.

Key figures

#1
supplier of Electronic Warfare (EW) equipment to the UK Royal Navy’s surface ship and submarine fleet
1st
digital wideband RESM solution

Radar Electronic Support Measures

Providing a clearer electronic picture in an increasingly complex maritime environment

Radar Electronic Surveillance equipment is an essential sensor in any modern naval platform, passively providing situational awareness, threat identification (ASMD) and electronic intelligence (ELINT) gathering capability.

But the maritime electromagnetic environment (EME) has become more congested due to an explosion in civilian communications and multifunction emitters, making threat detection increasingly more difficult.
  • To counter this change in the environment, Thales UK has upgraded the Royal Navy’s surface fleet capability with a UK technology breakthrough via a new suite of fully digital Radar Electronic Support Measures (RESM):
  • Enhanced capability permitting the simultaneously detection  of multiple threats in the congested EME,
Unique direct radio frequency (RF) sampling technology via a digital antenna, providing unparalleled performance.Equipping the Type 45 destroyer with an ISR suite for the future HMS Daring, the first of the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers, has entered operational service fitted with new digital technologies.

Thales UK has developed an export variant of the system, Vigile D, which was launched in October 2012.