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With over 11,000km of coastline to patrol, the Mexican Navy’s capability has to be permanently first class. But with drugs smugglers deploying submarines, trafficking on the increase and natural disasters more frequent, the challenges are mounting. Responding robustly, the country’s Secretaría de Marina (SEMAR) decided to commission a new class of long-range offshore patrol ships—fitted with the latest weaponry and systems. At sea for up to 20 days, they’ll bring a step change in law enforcement, defence, and search and rescue missions. And, with operational needs pressing, the first ship must be delivered by 2020.
Thales’ new generation of 4D radar enables navies to detect, track, and identify any threat and make the right decisions at every decisive moment. And by going to a digital software-defined future-proof radar architecture, with inherent scalability and upgradability, navies will be ready for whatever the future may bring.