United Arab Emirates: GM-200 Order

The United Arab Emirates has ordered 17 GM-200 radars from Thales for €300 million ($396 million).

The S-band GM-200 is designed as a tactical radar to perform air surveillance at a published range of 250 kilometres (108 nautical miles). The three-dimensional GM-200 provides up to 70° elevation coverage which gives a ceiling of 80,000 feet (24,384 metres). By doubling the radar’s rotation speed to 40 revolutions-per-minute its engagement range can be sharpened to 100km (54nm).

It is thought that the GM-200 could provide low-altitude surveillance coverage for the country. Existing GM-200 user nations include Germany, France and Canada.

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Published by Thomas Withington

Thomas Withington is a writer and analyst specialising in electronic warfare, radar and military communications.

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