Slovenia receives air defense radar

Sept. 28, 2011 at 7:01 AM

MASSY, France, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- ThalesRaytheonSystems in France has delivered the first of two of its Ground Master 400 air defense radars ordered by Slovenia.

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, chief executive officer of ThalesRaytheonSystems's 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.

The radars are expected to be in service by the end of the year.

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