The French Directorate Common of Armaments (DGA, Course Générale de l’Armement) introduced that the TALIOS pod, that captured HD video lately, shall be built-in with the Rafale F4 customary. The brand new knowledge hyperlink built-in into the pod makes it potential to transmit a video in addition to metadata to troops on the bottom to be able to enhance the coordination of operations similar to goal designation, firing management, and many others. Performed in early November, the DGA stated TALIOS pod has a “excessive definition” functionality. This allows the crew to be supplied with a extra resolved near-infrared picture and to combine a coloration seen wide-field sensor which can make it potential to colorize high-definition movies from the Rafale F4.2 customary. The 36 pods remaining to be delivered shall be on this configuration.

The TALIOS (Concentrating on Lengthy-range Identification Optronic System) pod is provided with top-down and bottom-up datalinks, and covers your entire vary of missions, from intelligence to buying and pursuing targets. The pod is ready to scan a big space, determine targets and instantly change to acquisition and pursuit mode for these targets. Its excessive decision and skill to see the color scenario simplifies the duties of crew. Thales has additionally developed the “Everlasting Imaginative and prescient” mode to help pilots. This mode can be utilized to include the picture entered by TALIOS in a 3D map. The crew can subsequently precisely find the realm filmed by the pod. A number of visible indicators present complementary real-time info on the tactical scenario. The TALIOS pod will allow Rafale F4 customary plane to carry out each air reconnaissance and floor/floor assault missions.


Thales TALIOS multi-function concentrating on pod

TALIOS will finally incorporate synthetic intelligence algorithms to supply an unprecedented degree of help in goal detection and recognition and additional speed up the decision-making course of, significantly in high-intensity engagements. The pod supplies a wide-area search and goal identification functionality and may then change immediately into goal acquisition and monitoring mode. Its high-resolution sensors present a color image of the tactical scenario to simplify the duties of Rafale pilots. Thales has additionally developed a brand new Imaginative and prescient Everlasting™ mode, which superimposes real-time video on a 3D map of the operational setting, enabling air crews to look at and perceive the tactical scenario in a considerably shorter time.

The French DGA positioned a agency order with Thales for 21 extra TALIOS modules in Might 2022. The brand new goal designation pods will equip Rafale plane at present in service with the French Air and House Pressure and the French Navy, and future Rafale F4s. The brand new pods shall be delivered between 2024 and 2025, simply after fulfilling the preliminary order for 46 TALIOS techniques. This order, value €100 million, contains extra preliminary help sources. Thales experiences that this order for 21 extra pods underscores the continued confidence of the French forces, which have deployed TALIOS a number of occasions on expeditionary missions for the reason that first pods had been delivered in 2019. The DGA reported that this contract was made potential by means of using extra-budgetary sources generated by the switch to Croatia, on the finish of 2021, of Rafale plane from the Air and House Forces fleet.