Thales To Develop Electronic, Anti-Submarine Warfare Capabilities For UAE Navy

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Thales To Develop Electronic, Anti-Submarine Warfare Capabilities For UAE Navy
Offshore patrol vessel Arialah

Thales has been selected by UAE to develop capabilities in the fields of electronic warfare, anti-submarine warfare and security at NAVDEX 2017.

Thales’s has delivered onboard the first of class, dedicated to the Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority (CICPA). As part of the suite, Thales has installed its 3D multibeam radar, SMART-S Mk2, optimised for medium-to-long-range surveillance in littoral environment and its combat management system, TACTICOS, the company said in a statement Monday.

Thales also delivered STIR, a medium-to-long range tracking and illumination radar system and MIRADOR, a lightweight and compact electro-optical multi-sensor.

The Group also provides electronic warfare solutions on the class: ALTESSE and VIGILE 100 Mk2 to guarantee electromagnetic compatibility with modern shipboard systems and precisely identify threats in complex radiofrequency environments encountered in littoral waters.

The UAE Navy announced a contract for the purchase of the latest addition to the Captas sonar family, the Captas-1. Captas-1 is single ceramic ring high-performance sonar. It has been specifically designed for small surface combatants and patrol vessels.

The Captas-1 has capabilities in anti-submarine warfare missions including escort, minesweeping and force protection. As long term partner of the UAE Navy for sonars solutions, Thales already provided the Emirates with Captas-2 and Flash dipping sonars.

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