The I-Mast 100 integrated sensor and communication system for naval vessels has been officially introduced by Thales, a French electronics company for defence solutions at the Defence Systems & Equipment International (DSEi 2009) exhibition in London.

The I-Mast 100 is a system that integrates all the ship’s radar and optronic sensors, most of the communication antennas and all associated cabinets and peripherals in one enclosed topside structure.

The integrated sensor provides improved operational performance, higher operational availability, reduced ship-building time, reduced maintenance requirements and substantial savings in below-deck space.

The solution offers simple status monitoring by a web-based built-in test system that provides information on all systems integrated in the I-Mast, while significantly reducing the need for dedicated sensor maintainers.