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Eurosatory 2010: French forces to trial Thales GSR prototype

18th June 2010 - 12:25 GMT | by Andrew White in Paris

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Thales is to deliver a prototype of its latest Lynx Lightweight Ground Surveillance Radar (GSR) to French forces for an evaluation programme by the end of the year, the company told Land Warfare International.

Launched at Eurosatory, Paris, on 14 June, Lynx is designed for battlefield surveillance, fire support, force protection, border and coastal surveillance and site protection fo infantry and special forces units, according to Thales Germany’s Director of Surface Radar Domain, Hans-Jochen Soelter.

Thales said it was expecting a requirement from France for between 100 and 300 GSRs in the next few years and Soelter also described

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