Thales recently unveiled the Ground Fire range of multifunction mobile ground radar systems. Ground Fire is the ground version of Sea Fire radar. Sea Fire will equip the five frigates ordered by France to Naval Group (formerly DCNS).
The compact air-transportable radar system, which is fully digital, was designed to carry out air defence and surveillance missions simultaneously.
The Ground Fire system is able to simultaneously detect and track a comprehensive range of targets such as ballistic missiles, with continuous 360° coverage in azimuth, up to 90° coverage in elevation and a range of 400 km.
It consist on a all-terrain 8×8 truck mounting a modified shelter system equipped with rotating antenna incorporating active electronically scanned array (AESA) technology.