July 8, 2014

Thales Defense & Security Incorporated, Clarksburg, Maryland, has been awarded a maximum $13,437,584 firm-fixed-price contract for purchase of sonar transducers. This is a three-year base contract with no option periods. Using military service is Navy. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia (SPRPA1-14-C-Y048).

May 8, 2014

Thales, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, has appointed Laurent Maury as vice president of the Critical Information Systems and Cybersecurity business line.

April 9, 2014

Thales Defense & Security Inc., Clarksburg, Md., is being awarded a $38,527,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Optimized Top Owl (OTO) Helmet Mounted Sight and Display (HMSD) Sustainment Capability services for the H-1 Aircraft program. This contract includes the facility, labor, materials, parts, test and tooling equipment required for the OTO repair capabilities transition plan from Bordeaux, France to the United States.

February 10, 2014

Thales has signed a five-year contract with the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence to provide support for the Sonar 2050 anti-submarine sensor used on the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate fleet. Sonar 2050 is a medium-range bow sonar currently fitted to thirteen Type 23 frigates and is the Royal Navy’s primary hull-mounted anti- submarine warfare sensor. It also provides the ship with passive detection capabilities at lower frequencies.

April 1, 2013
George I. Seffers

The French defence procurement agency has awarded Thales, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, a contract to study long-term evolution (LTE) technology standards for mobile telephony. The 10-month technical and operational study will identify the potential capability gains of commercial LTE technology for French land, air and naval forces on domestic and expeditionary operations in collaboration with security forces.

Thales Communications Incorporated, Clarksburg, Maryland, has appointed Todd Borkey chief technology officer and vice president of strategic initiatives.

Jean-Bernard Lévy has been named chairman and chief executive officer of Thales, Neuilly-sur-Seine Cedex. France.

July 25, 2012
By George Seffers

Thales Communications Incorporated, Clarksburg, Maryland, was issued a contract modification with a maximum $40,000,500 for radio system components. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is federal civilian agencies. The Defense Logistics Agency Land, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

June 28, 2012
By George Seffers

The French defense procurement agency (DGA) has recently notified Thales of the award of the development contract for the CONTACT program. This program is designed to equip the majority of the French forces' platforms with next-generation tactical radios incorporating innovative software-defined radio technology. Six European nations-Finland, France, Italy, Poland, Spain and Sweden-launched the ESSOR project (European Secure Software defined Radio) in 2009. ESSOR aims to establish a baseline standard for development and production of military software-defined radios in Europe.

June 20, 2012
By George Seffers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Thales Communications Incorporated, of Clarksburg, Maryland, a contract to provide public safety and tactical communications products to DHS under its new Tactical Communications (TacCom) program. Through this multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) program, DHS will quickly procure vital tactical radio equipment and other products and services.

May 16, 2012
By George Seffers

The Jordanian government has extended its nationwide TETRA communication network contract with Thales Group. In 2006, Thales was selected to supply its Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) solution, DigiMax, for the installation of a nationwide Tetra network. The national network aims to provide Jordan armed forces, public safety, police security agencies and the civil defense with a reliable, secure and easy-to-use communication system.

April 5, 2012
By George Seffers

Thales Communications Incorporated, Clarksburg, Maryland, is being awarded a $390 million, single-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Capital Equipment Replacement Program of the legacy multiband inter/intra team radios with the joint enhanced multiband inter/intra team radio variant in support of U.S. Special Operations Command. U.S. Special Operations Command is the contracting activity.

September 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Thales Raytheon Systems, Fullerton, California, was awarded a $162,652,249 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of 56 Sentinel AN/MPQ64-A3 radars, along with associated spares and fielding support. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

August 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation, Rochester, New York, was awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, long-term contract with a maximum value of more than $46 million for radio system components. Thales Communications Incorporated, Clarksburg, Maryland, was awarded about $40 million. Using service is Army. The Defense Logistics Agency Land, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

June 22, 2011
By George Seffers

The contract for the Tiger Aircrew Training Means (TATM) has been extended by the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR 1) representing Germany and France. The four-year extension of the initial support contract which began in November 2006, will ensure the continued support and integrated services for the 26 Tiger helicopter simulators and associated devices located in four sites across France and Germany.

June 29, 2010
By George Seffers

Thales recently announced that it has signed an agreement with the Royal Navy of Oman to equip patrol boats and corvettes with Vigile electronic support measures (ESM) systems that include Vigile 200 and Vigile 400 systems. The Vigile family of ESM solutions has been developed to monitor, measure and analyze electromagnetic signals, providing the crew with early warning, situation awareness and electromagnetic signals intelligence functions in both open ocean and dense littoral environments.

June 15, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The French defense procurement agency, DGA, has selected Thales to supply 50 electronic warfare (EW) programming stations for seven helicopter families in service for the French armed forces. Under the agreement, Thales is scheduled to deliver the EW programming stations by the first quarter of 2012, following customer qualification beginning in late 2011. The helicopters are the French Army aviation unit's upgraded Cougar, EC725 HUS, Tiger standard 1 and 2, NH90, Gazelle and Puma; and the French Navy's Panther.

June 7, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Thales Norway has been awarded a contract by the Swedish Defence Material Administration to supply the Swedish Armed Forces with a command and control (C2) system for helicopter units. According to the contract, Thales will be responsible for system design, integration and supply of systems that provide improved C2 capability to deployed helicopter units. The systems will be interoperable with existing mobile C2 systems within the air force and Nordic Battle Group.

April 23, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

The Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) has awarded Thales Norway a contract to supply the Swedish Armed Forces with a new command and control (C2) system for helicopter units. Under the contract, Thales will be responsible for system design, integration and supply of C2 systems for Swedish helicopter units.

April 23, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

EADS Defence and Security and Thales have received a contract worth 26.1 million euros from the French defence procurement agency to produce and support two sets of deployable geographic modules (MGPs) for the French army's 28th Geographic Group. The program will develop a deployable system that can rapidly  produce, maintain and distribute military geography information.