Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Thales, Dassault Deliver Rafale C137 to France
The French defense procurement agency (DGA) has received the first production Rafale C137 aircraft equipped with the Thales RBE2 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar.
Thales said its radar is designed to provide extended range capabilities supporting low-observable target reduction and greater waveform agility for Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging, among other capabilities.
“Dassault Aviation and Thales are proud to equip French forces with this advanced radar technology, which is now entering operational service on a European combat aircraft for the first time,” said Thales in a statement.