Thales RBE2 radar for Rafales

Vayu Aerospace and Defence - - World Aviation & Defence News -

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.

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