Sabena technics has welcomed a first ATL2 maritime patrol aircraft, as part of the program designed to modernize the aircraft’s combat system to standard 6.
The contract for the upgraded (standard 6) ATL2 combat system was awarded to Dassault Aviation and Thales (co-contractors) by the defense procurement agency DGA in October 2013. The program covers a fleet of eighteen aircraft, eleven of which will be modernized by the French SIAé aeronautical maintenance center. The other seven were entrusted to Dassault Aviation, who chose to rely on the know-how of Sabena technics to support it as a subcontractor on this program.
Sabena technics’ teams will therefore ensure that the modification is carried out on a few of these aircraft, the first of which has just been welcomed at the MRO’s facility in Dinard (France).
The modernization program to standard 6 includes:
- a new radar: Thales Search Master with active antenna
- a new acoustic subsystem from Thales
- a new navigation console designed by Dassault Aviation,
- new consoles for the tactical display subsystem, developed by the SIAé,
- full integration of WESCAM optronics
We are delighted to welcome the ATL2 in our facilities for the first time. Our technicians were qualified last summer by Dassault Aviation at its Istres center and are now ready to deliver the best quality of service while strictly respecting the deadlines.
Following the modification program of the Falcon 50 of the French Navy, today our cooperation extends to a new type of aircraft, to our greatest satisfaction.
says Philippe Rochet, CEO of Sabena technics.