Jérôme Bendell has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of ThalesRaytheonSystems SAS, the French entity of the joint venture between Thales and Raytheon, according to an official statement. He succeeds Philippe Duhamel, who was appointed Chief Executive Officer of international joint venture ThalesRaytheonSystems in July 2013.
Bendell began his career in 1992 at the French defense procurement agency (DGA), where he was responsible for naval radar integration and testing. In 1996, he was appointed to head the agency's joint electronic warfare activities, and in 2001 became director of the program to develop an air defense system for the French, Italian and British navies.
In 2003, he joined Alcatel Alenia Space as Vice-President, Marketing & Sales for the company's defense businesses, and in 2007 was appointed Vice-President, Defense and Security Strategy for the Alcatel- Lucent Group.
He joined Thales in 2009 as director of naval communication systems. In this position, he helped to develop the Group's business in Brazil, Russia and the Middle East, and was involved in several successful naval projects including the Horizon and FREMM multi-mission frigates in France and Italy and the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier program in the United Kingdom.
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 Australia has signed a contract to supply 12 Bushmaster vehicles to the Jamaica Defence Force. The vehicles are all troop carrier variants equipped with Thaless SOTAS M2 communication system, and deliveries will begin in 2015
Thales Commander Training System has entered service with the French Army under a contract to the DGA French defence procurement agency. The OPOSIA system will be used to instruct and train commanders of company-level combined-arms task forces, as well as section and platoon leaders
Thales has won a contract worth $46 million to provide support for Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Adelaide-Class Guided Missile Frigate (FFG) combat systems. "This contract will ensure the FFG Class Combat System, which is among the most capable in the world, is effectively sustained until the RAN transitions to the new Air Warfare Destroyers," DMO chief executive officer Warren King said
Thales today announced that it has acquired XPI Simulation Ltd – in order to strengthen its position as a global training and simulation provider within the land market. XPI Simulation specializes in innovative techniques for processing LIDAR data, a technology which maps physical environments in ultra-fine detail using a range of light frequencies, and ray tracing, which generates highly-realistic images by tracing the path of light and simulating its interaction with virtual objects
Raytheon BBN Technologies has adapted its life-saving Boomerang shooter detection technology to protect helicopter crews, the company announced today. Helicopters are highly susceptible to sniper attacks because of their low-altitude flight paths and hovering requirements in theater
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