As part of the FLORAKO program modernization, ARMASUISSE awarded Thales a contract to upgrade the Master land-based air surveillance radar systems for the Swiss Air Force.

This contract, which amounts to EUR74 million, will be the main order within the broader FLORAKO radars life extension project approved by the Swiss federal government in 2016, is intended to extend the lifespan of the radars and to ensure operational excellence until 2030.

The modernization of all fixed long-range surveillance radars will be carried out by Thales in cooperation with RUAG Defense. This upgrade will take around 60 months until the last radar test can be completed, including a 24 month development phase leveraging the previous radar technologies.

6355_056_radar(FLORAKO radar, ARMASUISSE).

6355_065_radar(FLORAKO radar, ARMASUISSE).

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