France selects ThalesRaytheon Systems to supply third Ground Master 400 3d air defense radar 2702135
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|Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 05:10 PM|
|France selects ThalesRaytheonSystems to supply its third Ground Master 400 3d air defense radar.|
The French defense procurement agency (DGA) has selected ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) to supply the French Air Force with a third Ground Master 406 radar for the Lyon Mont-Verdun airbase. The order follows an earlier award announced on September 7, 2012 to provide an identical radar for the Nice Mont-Agel base. The additional order, awarded on February 5, 2013, includes the supply and installation of a tower-mounted Ground Master 406 radar, associated civil engineering, through-life support for three years with guaranteed operational availability of 98%, and information system security for the radar base.
The Ground Master 400 is part of the ThalesRaytheonSystems family of fully digital 3D air defense radars.
This new-generation radar, like the system ordered for Nice Mont-Agel, will be integrated with the air defense network of the SCCOA* air command and control system to provide airspace monitoring, which is a high-priority mission under the country's Permanent Security Posture (PSP). The DGA had earlier acquired a radar base equipped with a Ground Master 406 to protect the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana, and a GM 403 mobile radar. The new radars will provide the armed forces with a guaranteed threat detection capability at low and high altitudes, high operational availability and simplified maintenance.