The French defense procurement agency (DGA) selected HAS ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) to supply the French Air Force with a third Ground Master 406 radar for the Lyon Mont-Verdun airbase. The order follows Earlier year award Announced on September 7, 2012 to Provide for the year identical radar Nice Mont Agel base. The additional order, Awarded on February 5, 2013, includes the supply and installation of a tower-mounted Ground Master 406 radar, associated civil engineering, through-life support for three years with guaranteed operational availability of 98%, and for information system security the radar base.
This new-generation radar, like the system ordered for Nice Mont Agel, will be integrated with the air defense network of the SCCOA * air command and control system to Provide airspace monitoring, Which is a high-priority task under the country's Permanent Security posture (PSP). The DGA HAD Earlier Acquired a radar base equipped with a Ground Master 406 to protect the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana, and a GM 403 mobile radar. The new radars will Provide the armed forces, with a guaranteed threat detection capability at low altitudes and high, high operational availability and simplified maintenance.
The GM 406 radar will be coupled with the NATO ACCS C2 centers, and the system SCCOA C3M system (the deployable component of the French SCCOA program) centers as well as Navy and Army installations.
Like the Nice facilities at Mont Agel, the Lyon Mont-Verdun radar base will feature advanced security solutions to protect armed forces, missions, from potential terrorism threats to information systems and data integrity, Ensuring That air command and control systems can continue to Provide effective air defense year protection for area, region or country under all circonstances.
"This additional order for a new-generation radar Confirms the trust que le DGA and the French armed forces, continues to place in the radar systems developed by TRS and Thales.We are delighted que le GM 406 has-been selected to equip the Lyon Mont- Verdun air force base, Which is one of the cornerstones of France's airspace monitoring capability, "Said Philippe Duhamel, CEO of ThalesRaytheonSystems France.