Thales to supply Ukraine with second air defense radar system


Ukraine has agreed to procure a second Thales air defense system to safeguard Ukrainian territory from ongoing threats.

The contract was confirmed during Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s visit to France for the ceremonies commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Allied Landings in Normandy.

This purchase comes after successfully deploying an initial Thales air defense system in Ukraine in 2023, leading the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense to acquire a second unit to strengthen its defense capabilities.

“This second air defense system will strengthen the protection of Ukrainian territory, by making it possible to detect existing threats as early as possible,” Hervé Dammann, Managing Director Assistant, Land and Air Systems. “Thales is proud to put its expertise at the service of protecting Ukraine.”

The new air defense system incorporates Thales’ ControlMaster 200, which comprises the Ground Master 200 air surveillance radar, a radio communications network, the ControlView command and control center, and a portable weapon allocation terminal. This system is capable of detecting and tracking both low and high altitude targets in diverse environments, offering comprehensive airspace protection.

The Ground Master 200 (GM200) multi-mission medium-range radar system is designed to detect low to high-altitude air targets, including missiles, artillery rounds, or drones. With a surveillance span of 250 kilometers (155 miles), the GM200 can effectively target threats within a 100-kilometer (62-mile) range when integrated with an air defense system like the Aster 30 SAMP/T (also known as MAMBA).

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