Thales and Weibel Scientific Sign a Cooperation Agreement Strengthening Bonds Between the Danish and French Defence Industry
(Source: Thales; issued Sept 28, 2021)
Thales and Weibel Scientific (a Danish advanced doppler radar manufacturer) today signed a Cooperation Agreement to develop and strengthen the bonds within European defence industry - creating shared international export opportunities integrating Weibel’s short- range ground mission radars into the Thales radar portfolio to address Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) or C-UAV missions.

At the Danish Embassy in Paris during the Danish Industrial days, Thales and Weibel Scientific today signed an agreement to extend Thales’s portfolio with the newly developed high performing XENTA radar family dedicated to short-range ground missions. This cooperation will leverage Thales’ recognized international radar position with the highly advanced Weibel Doppler radar superiority to offer best in class product.

The collaboration will strengthen the businesses of both companies, creating additional opportunities for both Thales and Weibel Scientific to deliver the best solution forces are expecting. In particular, Thales will offer a common solution for the Danish Army Ground Based Air Defence incorporating the Weibel XENTA-M5 radar into the advance Thales GBAD solution.

The new cooperation between Thales and Weibel Scientific sets a milestone for the European commercial relations between the Danish and French defence industry, and underlines Thales’ commitment to invest locally in countries through industrial partnerships and collaborations – and is in-line with the new Danish Defence Industrial Strategy.

“It is within Thales’ DNA to work together with the local industry to maximise the benefits for our customers. Using local industry as a part of the Thales advanced solution will, from a Thales perspective, benefit both the Danish market and create new export opportunities with Weibel Scientific,” said Tommy Ayouty, CEO Thales in Denmark.

“I am delighted with Thales’ decision to include our radar into their global product portfolio. The XENTA radar offers an exceptional capacity within counter drone and air defence. With Thales, it will significantly improve radar offerings to meet end-user needs. The acknowledgement by the top-tier Air Defence and Air Surveillance solution provider Thales is the best recognition we could have hoped for,” said Peder R. Pedersen, CEO and President Weibel Scientific.


Thales is a global leader in advanced technologies. The Group provides its customers – businesses, organisations and governments – in the defence, aeronautics, space, transport, and digital identity and security domains with solutions, services and products that help them fulfil their critical role. Thales has 81,000 employees in 68 countries. In 2020 the Group generated sales of €17 billion.


Danish Weibel Scientific is the global leader in the market for advanced Doppler radar systems. For more than 40 years, Weibel has sold cutting-edge radars around the world for use in space, aerospace, defense and missile defense systems. The company has delivered more than 5,000 radars to more than 40 countries.

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