Thales has won a strategic study contract to define the overall system architecture for future network-centric operations by the French armed forces.
The study known as ETO AGORA, will build operational scenarios using the various networks to be deployed by 2020–25 to define an interconnection model that ensures effective delivery of future operational services, taking into account the progressive migration of these networks to IP technology.
The study will define how the services currently offered by the French Army's ASTRIDE theatre network will be delivered in the future, and how theatre networks will remain coherent with the COMSAT NG and COMCEPT joint forces satcom networks and the RIFAN naval fleet network, while also taking into account the new technology standards for the timeframe under consideration, such as LTE / 4G in particular.
Thales is the lead contractor for the study and will work with COGISYS, DCNS and ThalesRaytheonSystems. The consortium partners bring to the project a thorough understanding of the operational and technical context for the French Army's networks (ASTRIDE), satellite communication networks (SYRACUSE/COMSAT NG), soldier radio networks (CONTACT), air command and control networks (SCCOA) and naval networks (RIFAN), as well as extensive experience in large-scale programmes for the French Ministry of Defence.
Thales was chosen to lead the study based on its previous projects helping Armies express their operational requirements, and its expertise in secure communication systems and networks for joint forces, radiocommunication products and technologies, as well as infrastructure security and protection systems.
Thales announced today that will join SAF Group at a shared training centre, which features two state-of-the-art Reality H Simulators, in Albertville in the French Alps. SAF, who have operated a Reality H in Albertville since 2012, providing training and simulation for the EC135, will be joined by Thales, who will operate a further brand new Reality H to be ready for training by mid- 2014
Thales has won a 100 million euros contract to supply Forceshield integrated air defense system and STARSTREAK missiles to the Indonesian Ministry of Defense. In addition to the supply of STARStreak short-range air defence missiles, the system comprises CONTROLMaster200 radar and weapon coordination systems, RAPIDRanger mobile weapon systems and Lightweight Multiple Launchers (LML), as well as associated communications, training and support equipment
Thales has won a contract from the French defence procurement agency (DGA) to develop the New Generation Laser Designation Pod (PDL NG), with the production is expected to begin in 2018. Thales will develop the PDL NG that will provide the French air forces with new day/night imaging and engagement capabilities in complex theatres of operations
Thales has signed a contract with Astrium, prime contractor for the Ariane 5 ME (Midlife Evolution) launcher, for the development of the control electronics on the upper-stage Vinci engine steering system. Scheduled to make its first flight in mid-2018, Ariane 5 ME is a higher performance version of Europe's Ariane 5 launch vehicle
The Swiss Air Forces EC635 helicopter Full Flight Mission Simulator (FFMS) has achieved JAR FSTD-H Level D certification issued by Switzerlands Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) - the highest possible level of FSTD certification. The Thales simulator is used to train EC635 helicopter aircrews, allowing pilots to train and perfect their skills with a high degree of realism
Thales signed an agreement worth about 100 million Euros with Poland to supply equipment for building OPV-class ship Slazak (Silesian). The agreements cover the supply of an Integrated Combat System (contractor Thales Nederland BV) and an Integrated Communications System (Thales Electronic Systems GmbH), according to DziennikZbrojny
Thales has won a contract to supply six SMART-S Mk2 naval surveillance radar systems and six CAPTAS-2 towed sonar systems for the Royal Malaysian Navys Second Generation Patrol Vessel (SGPV) Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The six SMART-S Mk2 radars will be installed on the Malaysian Littoral Combat Ships that are currently being built by Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd in Malaysia
Thales has won a contract from DCNS to supply its latest-generation IFF identification systems for the French Navy's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier and the two French Horizon-class frigates. The installation of these new systems, part of Thales's BlueGate product family, will overcome the limitations of the systems currently in service and provide the vessels with an effective Mode 5 / Mode S capability
The Brazilian Army has selected Thales Sotas communication systems for its various vehicle programmes, including the new Guarani vehicle, the Cascavel, the M113 and the Urutu refurbishment programmes. The systems will be delivered in June 2014
Thales has announced a contract to modernize Thailands air traffic management at Singapore Airshow 2014, starting from today. Recently, Thaless LORADS III system has entered into service with Singapore
Thales has won a five-year contract with the UKs Ministry of Defence to provide support for the Sonar 2050 anti-submarine sensor used on the Royal Navys Type 23 Duke-class frigate fleet. Sonar 2050 is a medium-range bow sonar currently fitted to thirteen Type 23 frigates and is the Royal Navys primary hull-mounted anti-submarine warfare sensor
Thales will exhibit at Defexpo 2014, from 6 to 9 February in New Delhi, India, showcasing a wide range of products under Advanced air defence systems, C4I solutions, Land and Naval communications, Optronics, Underwater and electronic warfare systems. Thaless Advanced Air Defence offering has SAMP/T theatre anti-missile system, the RAPID range of weapon systems, missiles and some other air defence systems
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