Senegal Army Selects Thales Air Surveillance Radars to Protect their Airspace

Senegal's armed forces have selected the Thales Air Surveillance System to protect its airspace. The army has procured the Thales Ground Master 400 long-range radars and a SkyView command and control center to ensure airspace surveillance and security.

Governments have a mandate to exercise national sovereignty and protect their airspace from 21st century threats. The Senegalese armed forces will deploy the state-of-the-art airspace surveillance and control capability to address these critical priorities in today's complex threat environment.

The Ground Master 400 is a full solid-state three-dimensional surveillance radar that incorporates all the latest advances in radar technology. Senegal's Ground Master 400 systems will be connected to the SkyView command and control center at the Ouakam air base in Dakar. This fully automated system is flexible, scalable and includes an intuitive user interface, enabling operators to establish the air situation autonomously and report to the national authorities in real time to contribute to national security.

This first cooperative project between the Senegalese armed forces and Thales marks the beginning of a promising long-term partnership in the air surveillance field, according to Thales. The Senegalese armed forces will receive the new systems in 2019.