The radar features active electronically scanned array, which will provide the jet with extended range for full capability with the latest generation of long-range missiles, the ability to detect low-observable targets and increased protection from electronic jamming.
"A comprehensive three-month flight test program conducted with the first production RBE2 AESA radar at the Istres air base demonstrated the qualities of the radar and confirmed the expected levels of performance prior to delivery to Dassault Aviation," Thales said.
With the RBE2 installed, the Rafale C137 will be the only European combat aircraft under full-scale production outfitted with the active-array radar technology.
"The RBE2 AESA radar was delivered in line with the contract schedule, demonstrating the new radar's technological maturity and further consolidating Thales's European leadership in radars for combat aircraft," Thales said.
Dassault is to deliver the radar-equipped aircraft to DGA, the French defense procurement authority, this summer.