Airborne Multi-Role Surveillance Radar

Thales’ answer to multi-role mission is the SEARCHMASTER radar which employs the latest technology available to deliver the most advanced performance.

Product Literature



SEARCHMASTER multi-role surveillance radar offers the highest level of operational performance, whatever the mission or host platform. In the maritime space, ultra-quiet submarines pose a continuing threat, whilst the use of small fast-attack craft and jet skis by pirates and other illegal operators is an increasingly serious concern. In large land areas, search and track a small moving vehicle or fixed objects of interest or along extensive borders is a great challenge while in the air there is an increasing need for surveillance against illegal traffic using small aircraft.

Key features

  • High performance to fulfil Anti-Surface Warfare, Anti-Submarine Warfare, Maritime and EEZ Surveillance, Search and Rescue, Ground Surveillance and Mapping (SAR, GMTI), Air Surveillance and Homeland Security missions.
  • Latest AESA technology to reduce flight hours, life cycle cost and repair with software growth potential.
  • Market leading performance-to-weight and performance-to-affordability ratios.
  • ITAR free