Indonesia has bought 13 GM400a long-range radars produced by French company Thales to boost airspace surveillance efforts across its archipelago.
State-owned PT Len Industri and Thales said in a joint statement that the Ground Master 400 Alpha radars will allow the Indonesian military to “benefit from a single air picture integrating the detection of all types of threats, from jets and missiles to hovering helicopters and unmanned air vehicles.”
The radar possesses artificial intelligence capabilities and has a range of 515km.
The companies did not reveal the value of the contract.
The contract reportedly provides for Thales to build the radars and the computer system for processing the information they receive. PT Len is in charge of building the stations where the equipment will be installed, as well as certain components of the radars.