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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2 October 2012
Total Production: ?
Origin: France
Corporations: Thales
Parent System: RBE2
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2002
Total Production: 240
Family Members: RBE2
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Description: The RBE2-AA radar system is an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar system derived from the Rafale's RBE2 radar. It replaces the mechanically steered array antenna by electronically steering exerted by up to several thousand of transmit/receive modules which enable maximum performance and versatility as well as enhanced reliability. The improved RBE2-AA radar system is will be available beginning in 2012 for the Rafale fighter-aircraft owned by the French Air Force, Navy and export customers.

In April 2002, the French weaponry procurement agency (DGA) awarded Thales a contract to develop an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar demonstrator based on the RBE2 radar system. In July 2004, DGA awarded a contract for the development of a second active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar demonstrator aimed at fielding this new technology on French Rafales beginning in 2012 or 2013. The active antenna associated to AESA radar systems could be supplied to existing RBE2s.

RBE2-AA Applications

Combat Aircraft Rafale B Rafale C Rafale M

RBE2-AA News

There are 5 news between
9 Feb 2011 and 16 Oct 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017Thales AESA Radar for the Indian Air Force Tejas Successfully Completes Flight Tests
Monday, February 16, 2015Egypt to Buy 24 Rafale Fighter Jets and a FREMM Frigate
Tuesday, October 2, 2012French Air Force Takes Delivery of First Rafale Equipped with RBE2-AA AESA Radar
Friday, March 30, 2012Dassault Aviation Takes Delivery of First Production RBE2-AA Radar
Wednesday, February 9, 2011RBE2-AA AESA Radar Validated on French Air Force Rafale

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