Thales RBE2 radar for Rafales
Thales has delivered the 200th RBE2 electronic scanning radar, its teams having applied solid technological expertise in development of this electronic scanning radar with active array technology to customise the radar to the tactical missions carried out by Rafale combat aircraft. The RBE2 features state-of-the-art digital technologies, offering pilots greater flexibility in reconnaissance missions. The RBE2 is Europe’s first active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar. Technology development for the RBE2 radar commenced in the 1990s, and the first Rafale equipped with the system was delivered to the French defence procurement agency (DGA) in 2012. All Rafales now exported incorporate this active array technology.