Thales Reinforces Air Surveillance Capabilities of Sweden with SMART-L Radars

Date: Issue 123 - July 2023

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has signed an agreement  with Thales for the delivery and installation of SMART-L Multi-Mission land-based long-range radars. The SMART L MM/F will contribute to maintaining Swedish airspace sovereignty and will provide superior situational awareness at all times.

Away from the frontlines, long-range radars are critical assets to gain and maintain airspace sovereignty. Designed to actively detect and track multiple targets at long ranges, these  radars continuously monitor the location of friendly and enemy aerial systems. Given the multitude of threats and conflicts in constant evolution, building a reliable, accurate, up-to-date Recognized Air Picture (RAP) is becoming a challenge.