Thales launches new ALTESSE-H electronic warfare solution

French defense technology major Thales will be launching a new ALTESSE-H communications electronic warfare solution at the Euronaval 2018 exhibition which will take place in Paris later this month.

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Thales says the passive naval electronic warfare solution with built-in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity is designed to keep vessels safe from 21st-century threats and has already been selected for the French Navy’s FTI medium-size frigates program.

The company says the ALTESSE-H identifies up to 2,000 targets in real time.

“ALTESSE-H is an innovative solution combining artificial intelligence and human intelligence to help operators perform their surveillance mission at every decisive moment,” said Anne Napoli, director of Thales’s communications electronic warfare business.

With its TRC 6460 ultra-high-frequency interceptor and direction finder, advanced antenna system and operating software derived from the Keyobs suite, ALTESSE-H delivers operational benefits, including faster response times and the ability to capture shorter signals at longer range and gather intelligence data at the same time.

ALTESSE-H has already been chosen by the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) to equip the French Navy’s five future FTI medium-size frigates.