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Thales to Supply Airborne Surveillance Radar to Qatar Armed Forces

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ThalesThales 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.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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