For decades, manufacturers have trusted Thales to meet their demands for a wide range of tubes covering a large spectrum of frequencies and power outputs. Our tubes have been developed in close collaboration with manufacturers and armed forces and have been tailored to their needs. These amplification solutions are key in the performance of new generation systems but are also paramount in maintaining the operating condition of existing systems.
Traveling Wave Tubes (TWTs) and amplifiers designed by Thales ensure that armed forces can count on the operational availability and high performance of their defence systems, with airborne or surface radars, missile or communication systems. TWTs are the most widely produced microwave tubes at Thales and over the last 60 years, the TWT has demonstrated remarkable performance and an ability to adapt to microwave applications.
We dedicate time and investment towards the research and development that allows us to drive our new innovations. Thales designs and develops quality Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) for a wide variety of military applications.
Intrinsically linked to detection and communication systems, electronic warfare is playing a major role in all defence systems. Our microwave sources are at the heart of this transition, and continue to provide the power amplification and jammers needed for the military systems. These systems are key to protecting and supporting worldwide armed forces in their missions.
We are ready to deliver the solutions for your latest projects, or to aid the retrofit of your existing systems. Furthermore, we guarantee continuity in the production of all products to ensure the long-term operational availability of your defense systems, including the latest generation.
These new systems demand complete, compact and powerful solutions – in which Thales’s electronic tubes and power amplifiers play an important role.
As one of the world's leading manufacturers, Thales offers a complete range of Traveling Wave Tubes (TWTs) , spanning the frequency range from X-Band to Ka-Band, offering outstanding performance for both airborne radars and missile seekers. Our amplifiers are designed for use in airborne operations in extreme conditions and are built to withstand vibration, shock, altitude, EMC, saline/corrosive environments, fog, and humidity.
Thales offers a complete range of amplifiers designed for high-speed datalinks for satellite uplinks. Our amplifiers are built to function perfectly in extreme conditions (vibration, shock, altitude, electromagnetic interference, saline/corrosive environments). Thales is also the first manufacturer of space TWTs for satellite downlinks.
Thales offers a broad range of amplifiers for electronic countermeasure systems (ECMs). Our amplifiers are built to function perfectly in extreme conditions (vibration, shock, altitude, electromagnetic interference, saline/corrosive environments) in order to meet the needs of ECMs on warships and fighter planes. Thales is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Traveling Wave Tubes (TWTs) spanning a wide frequency range, from 4 to 18 GHz and 18 to 40 GHz. These highly-reliable high-frequency tubes are essential for all modern ECMs. Building on 60 years of experience in power amplification, Thales Microwave & Imaging Sub-Systems is also developing air, land, and naval forces with Solid State Power Amplification (SSPA) solutions of unrivalled quality.
Thales offers a range of TWTs and tube-based power amplifiers of different power outputs designed for surface radars. Our amplifiers are built to function perfectly in extreme conditions (vibration, shock, altitude, electromagnetic interference, saline/corrosive environments) in order to meet the needs of ground and naval radars. As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microwave tubes, Thales designs and produces tubes which span the frequency range from S band to Ka band, delivering outstanding performance for all types of surveillance or fire-control radar.