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French Navy Frigate, Aircraft Carrier to be fitted with new Thales SMART-S Mk2 radar in 2013
 
Marine Nationale vessels Type F70 AA, Anti-Aircraft Frigate "Cassard" and Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier "Charles de Gaulle" are set to receive a radar upgrade in 2013. Their existing radars will be replaced with the Thales SMART-S Mk2 3D multi-beam air and surface radar.
Marine Nationale vessels Type F70 AA, Anti-Aircraft Frigate "Cassard" and Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier "Charles de Gaulle" are set to receive a radar upgrade in 2013. Their existing radars will be replaced with the Thales SMART-S Mk2 3D multi-beam air and surface radar.
 
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Naval Forces News - France
 
 
 
French Navy Frigate, Aircraft Carrier to be fitted with new Thales SMART-S Mk2 radar in 2013
 
Marine Nationale vessels Type F70 AA, Anti-Aircraft Frigate "Cassard" and Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier "Charles de Gaulle" are set to receive a radar upgrade in 2013. Their existing radars will be replaced with the Thales SMART-S Mk2 3D multi-beam air and surface radar.

Jean Bart, Cassard' sister ship already received this upgrade in April 2012 when its existing DRBJ-11B 3-D air search radar was replaced with the Thales SMART-S Mk2.
     
Marine Nationale vessels Type F70 AA, Anti-Aircraft Frigate "Cassard" and Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier "Charles de Gaulle" are set to receive a radar upgrade in 2013. Their existing radars will be replaced with the Thales SMART-S Mk2 3D multi-beam air and surface radar.
French Navy Cassard Anti-Aircraft Frigate
(Picture: French Navy)

     
Charles de Gaulle CVN own air search radar (same type as the one on Cassard: DRBJ-11B) will be replaced during her next refit in dry-dock, which should start in early 2013.

SMART-S Mk2, the newest Thales Naval 3D multibeam radar, is optimized for medium-to-long range air and surface surveillance and target designation. This state-of-the-art radar is an excellent performer in complex littoral environments with their mix of sea, land, rain, thunderstorms and targets such as multiple small surface ships, helicopters and anti-ship missiles.

The detection range allows the full performance of new medium-range SAM-systems. Graceful degradation through the use of multiple solid state transmit modules and multiple receive channels ensures robust performance throughout the spectrum of military operations.

The SMART-S Mk2 radar is currently in use onboard MILGEM and G class (Turkish Navy), Sigma class (Royal Moroccan Navy), Almirante Padilla class (Colombian Navy), Guaiquerí class (Venezuelan Navy), Khareef class (Royal Navy of Oman), Cassard class (French Navy), Halifax class (Royal Canadian Navy), Absalon class (Royal Danish Navy).

Link to Thales SMART-S Mk2 radar datasheet.