Thales and Qatar have signed a a memorandum of understanding for the supply of Thales’ aerial surveillance radar to Qatar“™s armed forces.
The company said Thursday it will equip Qatar“™s Optionally Piloted Vehicles-Aircraft with the Searchmaster radar designed for naval and ground-based surveillance missions.
Gen. Khalid Ahmad Al-Kuwari of Qatar’s armed forces said the partnership with Thales will help the country“™s service branch further support its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance requirements.
The Searchmaster radar has an active electronically scanned array antenna and works to perform anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, maritime surveillance, and tactical air support functions.
Thales“™ radar offering can also be integrated with turboprop-powered aircraft, helicopters and medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles.
Thales and Qatar“™s military branch signed the MOU at the three-day Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference that kicked off Tuesday in Qatar.