Qatar Armed Forces Select Thales SEARCHMASTER Radar
- Qatar Armed Forces choose SEARCHMASTER radar to equip their Optionally Piloted Vehicles - Aircraft.
- The SEARCHMASTER meets all surveillance mission types and can be installed on all platform types.
At this year’s DIMDEX exhibition, the Qatar Armed Forces have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the selection of the Thales SEARCHMASTER® multirole surveillance radar. The radar will equip their Optionally Piloted Vehicles - Aircraft (OPV-A) and respond to their land and naval surveillance requirements.
This airborne radar, tailored to all platform types meets the surveillance requirements of five mission types: ground surveillance, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, maritime surveillance and tactical air support. The SEARCHMASTER® radar features an AESA active electronic scanning antenna, based on qualified technologies developed for the nose-mounted radar of the Rafale combat aircraft.
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''The Qatar Armed Forces aim at excellence and innovation. We have been partnering with Thales for decades. Thanks to this new Thales solution, we shall grow further our Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities.'' General Khalid Ahmad Al-Kuwari, Qatar Armed Forces.
Source : Thales Group (Paris: HO.PA)