Thales revealed their annual result for the year 2013, stating the order intake has increased about 7% from the previous year totally valued $14.17 billion.
About 19 significant orders over $100 million unit value were registered in 2013. The company’s order book enjoyed an increase in sales last year with consolidated orders standing at $29.5 million, representing more than two years of sales.
According to the 2013 financial statements, Thales saw a 5% rise in defense and security section, and aerospace with 2% in terms of order intake
Jean-Bernard Lévy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said, "In 2013, Thales achieved a substantial improvement in operating profitability and a very strong growth of order intake in emerging countries. These results are a very encouraging first step. Despite a persistently unfavourable environment in Western defence markets, our results confirm our ambition to return to profitable growth, based on competitiveness efforts, a stronger international presence and the mobilisation of a unique set of capacities.”
In Aerospace, Thales won several major contracts including a UK A400M aircrew training and simulation service contract and in Space, a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) as prime contractor for the 2016 and 2018 missions of the Exomars scientific programme, as well as several contracts for satellites, including a dual-use communication satellite for Brazil, an observation satellite for an African country and a new tranche of the Meteosat European programme.
Under Defence & Security, the Group won 2 contracts from France: the second tranche of the Contact software defined radio programme, the Atlantique 2 maritime patrol aircraft renovation and the new F3R standard Rafale (laser targeting pod, electronic systems). In the United Kingdom, Thales was awarded a sensor system support contract for the Royal Navy. In emerging markets, several major contracts were captured in Defence & Security, particularly in the Middle East (Saudi frigates upgrade, air defence radars in the United Arab Emirates, optronics and critical infrastructure security).
In emerging markets, total new orders recorded 30% sharp rise in 2013 compared to 26% over the same period in 2012. Group sales totaled €14,194 million at 31 December 2013, which is almost identical to the 2012 figures.
Thales has won a contract to supply six SMART-S Mk2 naval surveillance radar systems and six CAPTAS-2 towed sonar systems for the Royal Malaysian Navys Second Generation Patrol Vessel (SGPV) Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The six SMART-S Mk2 radars will be installed on the Malaysian Littoral Combat Ships that are currently being built by Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd in Malaysia
Thales has won a contract from DCNS to supply its latest-generation IFF identification systems for the French Navy's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier and the two French Horizon-class frigates. The installation of these new systems, part of Thales's BlueGate product family, will overcome the limitations of the systems currently in service and provide the vessels with an effective Mode 5 / Mode S capability
Thales and Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding have signed a contract for the delivery and installation of a SCOUT Mk3 naval surveillance radar, according to an official statement. The radar system is to be installed on the Joint Support Ship commissioned by the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation that is currently under construction by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding
The Brazilian Army has selected Thales Sotas communication systems for its various vehicle programmes, including the new Guarani vehicle, the Cascavel, the M113 and the Urutu refurbishment programmes. The systems will be delivered in June 2014
Thales has announced a contract to modernize Thailands air traffic management at Singapore Airshow 2014, starting from today. Recently, Thaless LORADS III system has entered into service with Singapore
Thales has won a five-year contract with the UKs Ministry of Defence to provide support for the Sonar 2050 anti-submarine sensor used on the Royal Navys Type 23 Duke-class frigate fleet. Sonar 2050 is a medium-range bow sonar currently fitted to thirteen Type 23 frigates and is the Royal Navys primary hull-mounted anti-submarine warfare sensor
Thales has won a contract to supply an integrated combat system for the ORP ŚLĄZAK Patrol Vessel being built for the Polish defence force. The contract will see Thales deliver main combat system components such as the TACTICOS Combat Management System, SMART-S Mk2 surveillance radar, STING-EO Mk2 (currently named the STIR 1
Thales Alenia Space has won a contract awarded by French defense procurement agency DGA to provide operational support for the Syracuse 3, Athena-Fidus and Sicral 2 space systems. This contract, dubbed "SSAS", entails stationkeeping and support services for the Syracuse 3A, Syracuse 3B and Athena-Fidus satellites, along with the "French" part of the Sicral 2 satellite
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