Thales launches the most recent member of the Floor Grasp household radar portfolio, the GM400 Alpha. An unprecedented 3D long-range air surveillance radar, with 5 occasions extra processing energy, an prolonged vary of 10% (as much as 515 km), upcoming superior synthetic intelligence algorithms and enhanced cybersecurity options, it provides probably the most trusted radar in the marketplace for long-range air surveillance. Given the multitude of threats in fixed evolution, constructing a dependable, correct, up-to-date Acknowledged Air Image (RAP) is changing into a problem. To take care of airspace sovereignty, Forces have to depend on belongings that present superior situational consciousness always.

“Already supporting 17 nations world wide, the Floor Grasp 400 radar household is a dependable and confirmed associate for air surveillance. The GM400 Alpha’s software program design and processing structure make it simple to improve present fielded GM400 methods, guaranteeing the radars’ resilience to rising threats. A few of our clients have already began the improve technique of their GM400,” Serge Adrian, Senior Vice President Floor Radars actions, Thales mentioned.


Leveraging on years of profitable GM400 discipline expertise, GaN know-how and surveillance capabilities, Thales’ GM400 Alpha permits operators to detect all threats at quick and long-range always and in any respect ranges. That includes digital stacked beam know-how, the GM400 Alpha detects targets from quick jets and missiles, to hovering helicopters and UAVs. A novel characteristic of the GM400 Alpha is the detection and monitoring of threats corresponding to tactical UAVs flying near the bottom, hiding within the litter close to the radar, whereas concurrently detecting and monitoring higher-altitude targets, corresponding to fighter-bombers at ranges of as much as 515 km.

By making use of the most recent processing know-how, 5 occasions extra highly effective, in addition to superior detection algorithms, the radar can course of giant quantities of advanced knowledge. The result’s a direct enchancment in detection vary, as much as 515 km or 278 NM, representing a rise of protection floor of greater than 20% in comparison with GM400, with no change to the power required by the transmitter or receiver components of the radar. The rise of processing capability additionally gives the chance to incorporate upcoming new capabilities utilizing superior synthetic intelligence algorithms in addition to enhanced cybersecurity options.

Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a world chief in superior applied sciences, investing in digital and “deep tech” improvements – connectivity, large knowledge, synthetic intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum computing – to construct a assured future essential for the event of our societies. The Group gives its clients – companies, organisations and governments – within the protection, aeronautics, house, transport, and digital identification and safety domains with options, providers and merchandise that assist them fulfil their vital function, consideration for the person being the driving drive behind all selections. Thales has 81,000 staff in 68 international locations. In 2020 the Group generated gross sales of €17 billion.