The General Directorate of Armaments received the 7th ATL2 modernized to standard 6 and delivered it to the French Navy on April 25, 2022 at the Lann-Bihoué naval aeronautical base. This is the second ATL2 modernized by Sabena Technics in Dinard, subcontracted by Dassault Aviation.
As a reminder, this renovation concerns the ATL2 combat system. This involves integrating new technologies in terms of tactical mission systems, sensor subsystems and display consoles into existing aircraft, dealing with the obsolescence of certain systems which and restoring the performance of the aircraft at the highest levels. The equipment installed is among the most efficient or high-performance in the aeronautics industry, such as the new Searchmaster radar, which benefits from the active antenna technology developed by Thales for the Rafale.
The ATL2s will thus improve their ability to deal with modern threats in all weather conditions, whether in the context of strategic deterrence missions or in the context of engagements against silent and stealthy submarines, fast craft, and even land vehicles.
The 2019-2025 military programming law provides for the renovation of 18 ATL2s to standard 6.