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France Will Help Ukraine Acquire GM 200 Radar from Thales

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GM 200 Radar from Thales - Illustrative photo from open sources
GM 200 Radar from Thales - Illustrative photo from open sources

France will buy Ground Master 200 radar system for Ukraine

French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu told this his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksiy Reznikov during a meeting in Paris on Jan. 31.

The Ground Master 200 (GM 200), a medium-range radar produced by French company Thales Group, can provide launch and impact threat coordinates from multiple simultaneous threats. This radar is part of the Ground Master family (like GM400α, GM60, GM200 MM/A & MM/C).

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The GM200 operates as an air surveillance gap filler or a sensor for an air defence system. The GM200 also features a surface channel and a Rocket/Artillery/Mortar sense and warn capability.

The system fits in a 20 ft ISO shelter and weighs less than ten tons. It includes power generator unit, mast, and room for 2 workstations with a set of radio voice and data communications. The GM200 is transportable by road, rail, tactical aircraft (C-130 type) or helicopter. The GM200 can be set up in 15 minutes and be operated remotely or locally.

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