After several decades of rules-based international order, the geopolitical environment is shifting. Although asymmetric threats like terrorism remain a key concern for national security, the resurgence of great power competition is now bringing back to centre-stage the possibility of symmetric threats through near-peer confrontation.
Protect Your Airspace, your Citizens and your Assets
The consequences of such a shift for airspace protection are significant. Renewed inter-state strategic competition will likely feature high-intensity conflicts fought against technologically advanced adversaries. These technological advances will aim, in particular, at denying airspace sovereignty using a wide variety of threats, ranging from stealth aircraft and Theatre Ballistic Missiles (TBM) to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).
Whether for the purpose of maintaining sovereignty over national airspace or to protect land forces deployed closer to the frontline in external theatres of operations, airspace protection will increasingly rely on highly advanced and integrated systems based on air surveillance, ground-based air defence and weapon locating solutions.
Maintain Tactical Superiority and Strategic Independence
To support customers in their critical airspace protection missions, Thales has developed a unique range of solutions that leverage years of combat-proven technologies to help maintain tactical superiority and strategic independence: