Away from the frontlines, long range radars are critical assets to gain and maintain airspace sovereignty.
Designed to actively detect and track multiple targets at long ranges, long-range radars continuously monitor the location of friendly and enemy aerial systems. By allowing command and control centres to build an accurate, up-to-date Recognised Air Picture (RAP), these radars offer superior situational awareness at all times.
Seamless Surveillance of your Airspace
The return of great power competition, which sees near-peer adversaries capable of developing stealthier, faster and saturating threats, is challenging radars’ ability to contribute to an accurate, up-to-date RAP. Today, long range radars also need to be able to simultaneously track multiple, wide-ranging air threats - from Air Breathing Targets (ABT) to Theatre Ballistic Missiles (TBM) - and, if deployed in mobile configuration, demonstrate exceptional levels of survivability. This is the only way to guarantee seamless protection of your assets and airspace.
Picture Potential Threats
Ensuring the survivability and resilience of critical RAP assets is at the heart of Thales’ mission to protect the people who protect us. The possibility of a long-range surveillance radar failing or being destroyed would put too many lives at stakes and is simply not an option.
To this end, Thales offers two long-range air surveillance radars systems, both designed to address air threats in the configuration best suited to fit customer needs and operational environments:
- The Ground Master 400α (GM400α) - a 3D long-range air surveillance radar that can see up to 515km. Originally designed for the market to meet NATO requirements, the GM400 fits into a single 20ft ISO container. It is available in a fixed infrastructure or, for greater survivability, in a mobile configuration, deployable in an hour.
- The SMART-L MM/F is capable of long-range air surveillance of ABT up to 480km, particularly suited for customers seeking to maintain space sovereignty; the radar detects and tracks long-range TBM, as well as carries out space surveillance, up to 2000km.