ThalesRaytheon to Provide Air Defense Radar to Kazakhstan
ThalesRaytheonSystems has signed a memorandum of understanding to supply 20 Ground Master 400 (GM400) long-range air defense radars to the Kazakh air force. The agreement provides for the development of GM400 radars for the Kazakh air force by Granit Thales Electronics, a joint venture formed by Thales and SKTB Granit in 2012 under a defense-industry partnership. This radar is designed for both fixed-site operation under a radome and for operations in the field, where it can be deployed in under two hours. The GM400s will boost Kazakhstan’s air defense capabilities, giving the Kazakh Air Force the ability to detect a broad array of threats from low to high altitude, assuring extended air surveillance over its territory.