Sep 26, 2011
MASSY, France, (Sept. 26, 2011) – ThalesRaytheonSystems has delivered the first of two Ground Master 400 air defense radars to Slovenia.
The first Ground Master 400 radar successfully passed site acceptance tests following installation and performance testing. The radars are expected to go into operational service by the end of 2011. The Ground Master radars have been installed in a fixed configuration under radomes, and will complement existing air surveillance for the Slovenian airspace by using the latest radar technology, providing superior detection performance in high and low altitudes, high availability, and simplified maintenance.
“ThalesRaytheonSystems launched its Ground Master family of radars in 2008, and we are proud to have delivered the very first Ground Master 400 radar to our Slovenian customer,” said Philippe Duhamel, CEO, ThalesRaytheonSystems, French Operations. “This first delivery is a historical milestone for ThalesRaytheonSystems and Thales, and we are looking forward to delivering the already contracted radars to our customers in the coming years.”
The Ground Master 400 benefits from the most advanced technology available on the market and is part of ThalesRaytheonSystems’ fully digital 3-D air defense Ground Master radar family.
ThalesRaytheonSystems is an international company specializing in air defense systems, command and control systems, 3-D air defense radars, battlefield and weapon locating radars. Since its founding in 2001, ThalesRaytheonSystems has become one of the defense industry’s most successful transatlantic joint ventures. The company employs 1,600 people and is equally owned by Raytheon and Thales.