Northrop Grumman has selected Thales to supply its state of the art Flight Management System software, i-FMS200, to be embedded in the avionics mission equipment package to upgrade the US Army’s UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters.
The upgraded version of the Black Hawk helicopter will be known as UH-60V.
Thales has been working closely with Northrop Grumman Corporation over the past three years to provide a proven, scalable and modular Flight Management System (FMS) software design that meets the requirements for the UH-60V program.
Thales’s FMS software has proven its ability to be integrated by Northrop Grumman into its newest equipment during a flight demonstration on-board a UH-60L helicopter.
Moreover, hosting the Thales’s FMS software directly on Northrop Grumman’s mission computer will provide architecture weight and cost optimization on the UH-60V aircraft, eliminating the need for stand-alone FMS hardware.
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
Thales has won a contract to upgrade the fire control system for the surface-to-air anti-missile system (SAAM) deployed by the French Navys Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier. The contract was awarded from The Joint Armaments Cooperation Organization (OCCAr) on behalf of the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) to upgrade the SAAM - surface-to-air anti-missile system
Thales has elected Patrice Caine as a new Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, following the resignations of Philippe Logak, who served as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. As such, he was mandated to prepare the separation of the Chief Executive Officer role, which he will hold, and the Chairman of the Board role, which will be held by Henri Proglio
The Royal Netherlands Navy has selected Thaless NS100 dual-axis multi-beam surveillance radar system to replace 30-year old DA08 radar system onboard HNLMS Rotterdam. The NS100 will be installed in the second semester of 2017, in line with the ships maintenance schedule
ThalesRaytheonSystems has won a contract to supply the French armed forces with 12 fixed Ground Master 400 radars and 4 mobile tactical Ground Master 200 radars under the SCCOA air command and control program. The contract awarded on 8 December by the DGA, the French defense procurement agency, includes installation and civil engineering work for the 12 Ground Master 400 radars
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved $495 million sale of 9 UH-60M Black Hawk Utility helicopters to Saudi Arabia. The sale also includes 21 T700-GE-701D Engines, 20 Embedded Global Positioning Systems with Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS), 12 AN/AAR-57, Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS) and 20 M240H 7
Orbital ATK announced today that the company has signed a $120 million contract with the US Army for additional production of the Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) for 155mm artillery. Once fielded to the warfighter, PGK will transform conventional 155mm artillery projectiles into a near precision weapon reliably reducing normal artillery dispersion of more than 200 meters to less than 30 meters
Italian Ministry of Defense and French Defense procurement agency DGA will Ariane 5 launch Sicral 2 military telecommunications satellite on April 15, Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales and Finmeccanica said in a statement Wednesday. After being developed at the Thales Alenia Space plants in Rome, lAquila, Cannes and Toulouse, the satellite has been integrated in Rome and Turin facilities and then underwent environmental tests at the company's plant in Cannes
Thales announced today that it has been chosen to develop a single air traffic management system that will unify the separate systems used by the Royal Australian Air Force and Airservices Australia. According to the company press release, the system will replace Airservices Australian Advanced Air Traffic System (TAAATS) and the Department of Defenses Australian Defense Air Traffic System (ADATS), which are nearing the end of their service lives
Thales has achieved a significant financial growth in the year 2014 with 40% increase in order intakes particularly from Middle-East and Asia since 2012. Thales has recorded order intake of €14
Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Thales to provide integrated engineering support services for military vessels. Under this strategic agreement, ADSB will collaborate with Thales to develop, implement, and deliver world-class life-cycle management solutions for ships for a number of regional defense stakeholders
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