Thales announced Wednesday that it has just won a contract to upgrade the IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) transponders in service with the French armed forces.
IFF prevents friendly fire incidents in the theatre of operations by identifying friendly units and ensures the monitoring of military and civil air traffic.
Thales has been awarded the contract to upgrade the IFF systems in service with the French armed forces to the latest standards: Mode 5 (the new secure standard for military use), Mode S (the latest civil standard) and the collaborative airspace surveillance standard ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast).
The contract includes around 300 IFF units for helicopters, combat aircraft, transport aircraft, maritime patrol aircraft, surface ships and submarines operated by French forces.
Aircraft equipped with IFF systems meeting the latest NATO and ICAO standards are authorized to fly unrestricted in civil and military airspace.
Thales and Airbus will partner for the Australian Army and Navys joint Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) program, the companies stated Monday. HATS will utilize some 15 EC135 T2+ helicopters, along with EC135 Full Flight Simulators (FFS) and a new flight deck equipped sea-going training vessel
ThalesRaytheon Systems announced today that it has successfully completed system testing for NATOs Air Command and Control System program (ACCS). The tests demonstrated the systems ability to operate in a network configuration linking the pilot sites at Lyon Mont Verdun in France, Glons in Belgium, Uedem in Germany and Poggio Renatico in Italy
Thales and Shanghai AVIC (SAVIC) today announced that they are partnering to provide joint solutions to the Chinese helicopter market. Thales will bring its latest certified helicopter avionics know-how and technologies, while SAVIC will bring local expertise of systems integration, software development, and customer support and through-life services
AQUILA, a joint venture between NATS and Thales, has signed a contract to deliver Marshall, the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) programme to transform terminal air traffic management at military airfields. The contract is valued at around £1
Thales is launching the new SEARCHMASTER® multirole surveillance radar with active electronic scanning antenna (AESA) technology at Euronaval 2014. SEARCHMASTER® is a truly multirole surveillance radar with the ability to meet all the surveillance requirements of five mission types: anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, maritime surveillance, ground surveillance and tactical air support
Leonardo has teamed up with the South Korea (SK)-based LIG Nex1 to bid together to carry out IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) upgrade to the latest ‘Mode 5 standard on aircraft operated by the SK Armed Forces. IFF is central to military operations as it allows armed forces to recognise friends and identify potential hostiles
Thales simulation system has connected the two French Army simulation centers located more than 150 km apart to operate as a network, with a total of 12 simulated helicopters interacting in the same tactical scenario. The simulation centres involved were at Phalsbourg (1st Combat Helicopter Regiment) and Etain (3rd Combat Helicopter Regiment) in Eastern France, according to Thales press release on February 4
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to replace the Integrated Radio Communication set (INCOM) with Software Defined Radio Systems (SDRs) in a phased manner to meet the urgent operational requirement to replace radio sets in many fleets, Defense Minister of State (MoS) Inderjit Singh said in an answer to a question in the parliament today. The INCOM was required to operate in Conventional mode, Secure mode, Jam-resistant mode and Secure + Jam-resistant mode
Thales announced today that it has accepted the resignation of its CEO and Chairman, Jean-Bernard Lévy during a board meeting and has appointed Philippe Logak as the acting Chairman and CEO. Jean-Bernard Lévy has been appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eléctricité de France (EDF)
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