Thales technology and the Rafale's core capabilities
Thales is a key partner on the Rafale programme. With developments such as the recent functional enhancements to the Modular Data Processing Unit (MDPU), the omnirole aircraft is playing an increasingly crucial role as a node in today's network-centric combat operations.
The keys to mission success
The MDPU also hosts the mission system software, which controls the navigation and attack system and coordinates aircraft sensors and effectors to ensure mission success. It optimises crew workload, manages cooperative engagements with other aircraft and provides the pilot with real-time tactical situation awareness. These are some of the crucially important functions behind the Rafale's exceptional capabilities and record of mission success. From the cockpit systems to the RBE2 radar, OSF forward optronics suite, communications and countermeasures systems, the innovative Thales technologies on board the Rafale represent 25% of the total value of the aircraft.
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