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Eurosatory 2024: Norway to receive GM200 MM/C radars next year

Norway is to acquire five Thales Ground Master 200 Multi-Mission Compact radars (GM200 MM/C) under a government-to-government agreement with the Netherlands, Thales announced on 25 May 2021 (Thales)

Norway is to receive Ground Master 200 (GM200) Multi Mission/Compact (MM/C) radars in 2025, Janes learned at the Eurosatory 2024 defence exhibition held in Paris on 17-21 June.

The Nordic country ordered five GM200 MM/Cs under a government-to-government agreement with the Netherlands in May 2021, with a follow-on order for three more announced in November 2022.

Thales Nederland handed the first GM200 MM/C radar to the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) in Hengelo, the eastern Netherlands, on 14 February. The Netherlands placed the first order for nine of the radars mounted on Scania Gryphus trucks in 2019.

Norway was the second country to order the GM200 MM/C in 2021, followed by Denmark and Lithuania joining the programme in 2023.

Norway ordered eight GM200 MM/Cs mounted on FFG's Armoured Combat Support Vehicle (ACSV); Lithuania six mounted on trucks; and Denmark five detachable radars mounted on towers.

The GM200 MM/C is the land-based version of the Thales NS200 naval radar that supports missions including simultaneous weapon locating and counter battery fire, air surveillance, and air defence. Equipped with an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, it can detect and classify unmanned aerial vehicles and track rockets, artillery shells, and mortar rounds and distinguish them from objects such as birds and windfarms.

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced that it would acquire GM200 MM/Cs under a government-to-government agreement for the procurement of a new Deep Find radar under its Project Serpens.

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