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Jordan Extends TETRA Contract with Thales

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. With more than 160 base stations and 30,000 users, the fully distributed TETRA network will be in operation by the end of 2012.

Thales Receives $390 Million Special Operations Contract

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.

Thales Receives More than $162 Million for Sentinel Radars

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.

Two Firms Awarded Contracts for Radio System Components

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.

Germany and France Extend Tiger Simulator Contract

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. The support activities within the contract include the daily servicing of the Tiger Aircrew Training Means, ensuring that the simulators are in the appropriate training configuration, and maintaining the simulators for effective operational use by the instructors.

Thales Wins ESM Countermeasures Contract

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.

Thales To Deliver EW Programming Stations to French Armed Forces.

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.

Swedish Armed Forces Award Thales C2 System Contract

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.

Thales to Supply Command and Control System to Swedish Military

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. The system will provide improved command and control capability for helicopter units deployed in national or international operations. It will be an integrated part of the armed force's overall C2 systems, and will be interoperable with existing mobile C2 systems in the Swedish air force and Nordic Battle Group.

EADS to Supply French Army With Deployable Geographic Modules

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. The MGP modules will supply geographic data updated in the field to operational land forces via a single cartographic access point.


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