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Reco NG  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 8 November 2010
Maiden Flight: 2009
Total Production: 20
Also Known As: Areos and Recce NG
Origin: France
Corporations: Thales
Parent System: Reco NG
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 8 November 2010
Total Production: 20
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Description: The Recce NG or Reco NG is a long range, high resolution reconnaissance pod designed to provide intelligence imagery installed onto fighter aircraft such as Mirage 2000 and Rafale. It consists of two large size digital matrix arrays for visible and Infrared detection. The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) awarded a contract to Thales for the development of Reco NG pod development in 2000. The first pod was delivered in 2009 for qualification tests. The reconnaissance pod achieved initial operational capability with the French Air Force on November 8, 2010. The French Air order 12 pods and the French Navy another 8 pods. Deliveries are due to complete in 2012.

Reco NG Applications

Combat Aircraft Mirage 2000-5 Rafale B Rafale C Rafale M

Reco NG Specifications

Length: 4.60 meter
Weight: 1,100 kilogram (2,425 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Reco NG News

There are 4 news between
25 Jun 2004 and 15 Feb 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011AREOS Reco NG Reconnaissance Pod Validated on the Rafale F3
Tuesday, January 19, 2010Sagem Wins French Government Contract for Version 5 of the French Combat Aircraft Mission Planning System
Tuesday, July 1, 2008Rafale Standard F3 Achieves Operational Qualification
Friday, June 25, 2004Rafale F1 Cleared for Operational Service

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