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Thales rolls out truck-mounted BMD radar

5th June 2017 - 09:53 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Rouen


Thales is in discussions with the French military about a possible truck-mounted variant of its Sea Fire radar system.

It could be utilised for missions including ballistic missile defence. Under the developmental name ‘Ground Fire’, the S-Band multifunction radar would be used for the surveillance, tracking and interception of ballistic missiles and other targets.  

The radar would also have the capability to defend against air-breathing threats and provide a missile guidance capability via an S-Band uplink.

The naval 'Sea Fire' variant is funded by the French MoD and is under development for the French Navy’s future FTI Frigate programme.


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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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