United Arab Emirates has ordered 17 anti-aircraft radars GM 200 from French Company Thales 2507131

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Thursday, July 25, 2013 11:13 AM
 
United Arab Emirates has ordered 17 anti-aircraft radars GM 200 from French Company Thales.
The United Arab Emirates has ordered 17 anti-aircraft radar systems GM 200 from French firm Thales for around 300 million euros ($397 million), France's defence ministry said on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
     
The United Arab Emirates has ordered 17 anti-aircraft radar systems GM 200 from French firm Thales for around 300 million euros ($397 million), France's defence ministry said on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
Scale model of Thales GM200 anti-aircraft radar system

     

The deal, clinched during a visit by French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, came a day after the UAE signed an agreement worth more than 700 million euros for two French military surveillance satellites.

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, "gave his green light to Mr. Le Drian for the purchase of 17 Thales GM 200 radars," a ministry spokesman said.

Le Drian has made re-establishing trade ties with the UAE -- a traditional customer for the French arms industry -- a priority, holding several meetings with top officials.

Before the two deals in two days, the last significant military orders received by France from the UAE dated back to 2007.

The GROUND Master 200 is the medium range multi missions radar of the ThalesRaytheonSystems’ GROUND Master family. Sharing building blocks with GM 400 (successful long range version), the GROUND Master 200 is a tactical radar designed to answer simultaneously to the most demanding operational needs.

Highly mobile, the GROUND Master 200 is an all in one solution with a unique shelter 20ft ISO which can receive 2 operator positions. Operated on truck it can be operational in less than 15 minutes.

 

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