Thales has undertaken the integration of a remotely operated turret and surveillance system for the Kuwait Ministry of Interior’s armoured patrol vehicles.
All vehicles will be ready for operations by the end of 2017. The advanced turret is to be integrated onto eight existing 4x4 vehicles which will be used for maintaining internal security and surveillance missions. The vehicles will be operated by the Kuwaiti Security Shield department.
It includes a high definition day and night thermal commander’s sight, main gunner thermal camera, local situation awareness sensors and acoustic shot detection system. All of this system is designed and manufactured in the UK.
All these capabilities are fully integrated into a central mission system and designed to meet a specific customer specific mission requirement.
The system is also equipped with high quality recording capability which allows all mission aspects to be stored to assist in post analysis, training and provide mission accountability.
Thales plans to establish a dedicated United Arab Emirates Defence Service Centre in Abu Dhabi to provide training and transfer of knowledge to UAE Armed Forces. The new Service Centre will serve all divisions of the UAE Armed Forces and will span across the entire Thales portfolio of solutions
The US State Department has approved an upgrade to Kuwait for M1A1 Abrams Tanks estimated to cost $29 million. The Government of Kuwait has requested a possible sale of two hundred eighteen (218) M1A1 Abrams tank hulls with 120mm cannons and two hundred eighteen (218) AGT-1500 (M1 Tank Series) engines in support of its M1A2 tank recapitalization
Thales and WZE (Wojskowe Zakłady Elektroniczne S.A, PGZ Group Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa) have signed a letter of intent securing production of certain components of the Thales Ground Master 200 air defence radar in Poland
Saab in collaboration with its Kuwaiti partner Bader Sultan & Bros, delivered the world´s first integrated national CBRN (Chemical biological radiological nuclear) centre, which is now operational in Kuwait. It is the first centre to cover a whole country with fixed and mobile CBRN sensors and units, whilst also providing a unique capability for simulated training, the press release states
Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV) has won a contract from Kuwait to supply twelve armoured NBC reconnaissance vehicles, the 2 NBC-RS “Spürfuchs”. The Fuchs/Fox 2 NBC-RS features a fully integrated suite of devices for identifying NBC warfare agents and other hazardous materials, built into a well- protected, high-mobility 6x6 armoured transport vehicle capable of operating in extreme terrain
On July 8, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible foreign military sale to the Government of Kuwait to upgrade the Desert Warrior Fire Control System with Gunner’s Integrated TOW System (GITS II) worth an estimated $314 million. The Government of Kuwait has requested a possible sale to upgrade the Desert Warrior Fire Control System with Gunner’s Integrated TOW System (GITS II) hardware
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Kuwait of four King Air 350ER Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft for an estimated $259 million. The principal contractor will be Sierra Nevada Corporation, Hagerstown, MD
Thales has bought European SIM manufacturer Gemalto bettering 46-euro share bid by another French firm Atos. The aerospace giant paid 51 euros ($60) a share for Gemalto, a premium of 57 percent over the closing price on December 8, Thales said in a statement Sunday
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