Thales Communications announces a company expansion and the change of its company name to Thales Defense & Security, effective from October 1, 2013.
Two Thales businesses merged with Thales Communications – the navigation, surveillance, and simulation segment of the Thales air traffic management organization, and the former Thales USA Defense and Security, both long-time partners of Thales Communications.
They join Tampa Microwave, Visionix, and InterSense, the businesses acquired by Thales Communications during 2012. Tampa Microwave is the provider of the world's smallest, man-packable, tactical SATCOM terminals for high-bandwidth, voice, video, and data battlefield communications, and Visionix and InterSense are the developers of industry-leading helmet mounted display and motion tracking technologies.
"Our diversification within the defense, federal, and commercial markets is enabling us to broaden our technology base and increase our value to our customers," said Michael Sheehan, President and CEO of Thales Communications, who continues in that role for Thales Defense & Security.
As part of the intra-Thales mergers, two other Thales businesses came under management control of Thales Communications, with no changes in their leadership – Thales e-Security, a provider of data protection solutions, and the Thales-DRS joint venture, Advanced Acoustic Concepts, a provider of advanced sonar systems.
"Thales has essentially consolidated its U.S. defense and security businesses under one company," said Alan Pellegrini, President and CEO of Thales USA. "This has created a larger, stronger company with operational and market synergies that will benefit both shareholders and customers."
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
Embraer has awarded Thales a contract to supply IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) transponders for the upgrade of total 48 A1M fighters and E-99 AEW surveillance aircraft. Thales will supply its TSC 2030 and TSC 2050 transponders, which are part of the company's BlueGate range of IFF products and provide a digital identification capability in line with NATO's MKXA standard
Dassault Aviation and Thales have been awarded a contract to modernise the French Navys fleet of Atlantique 2 (ATL2) maritime patrol aircraft. The contract was negotiated with the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) and calls for the modernisation of the mission systems of fifteen ATL2s
Thales and Schneider Electric will jointly propose cybersecurity solutions for protecting the automation and command-and-control systems from attacks. Thales and Schneider Electric yesterday have signed a commercial cooperation agreement for the development of cybersecurity solutions and services to protect command-and-control systems from cyberattack
Thales UK has signed a contract with the Estonian Defence Forces to provide an additional four years of technical support and maintenance to two former Royal Navy (RN) mine countermeasures vessels (MCMVs) which is currently serving the Estonian fleet. This contract provides a framework to achieve cost savings while accessing a wider range of support activities than previously provided
Telespazio, the joint venture between Finmeccanica and Thales, has signed a contract worth 216 million euros with the European Satellite Service Provider (ESSP) as part of the EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service) satellite navigation programme. The eight-year contract was signed today which requires to see through the maintenance activities and network services for the telecommunications among EGNOS sites located in Europe
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
Thales has been awarded the SILOUET 3 support contract by SIMMAD, the integrated structure at the French defence ministry in charge of through-life support for aeronautical equipment. Under this five-year contract, which will have a maximum value of €112m, Thales will provide technical and logistic support, as well as through-life support for its avionics systems flying on 750 French armed forces fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft
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