Thales Defense Security Inc., Clarksburg, Maryland, is being awarded a $9,900,000 (estimated contract value) single award, indefinite–delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Multiband Inter/Intra Team Radio (MBITR) family of radios sustainment in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Procurement Division. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $3,005 are being obligated at time of award via delivery order 0001. This contract is funded with operations and maintenance appropriation at the delivery order level, using current fiscal year funding, and is not multiyear.
Thales is working alongside DCNS to provide a number of advanced systems for the French navy’s FTI (Frégate de Taille Intermédiaire), a medium-size frigate program recently announced by the French Defense Ministry. The FTI is intended as a replacement for the fleet’s Lafayette-class frigates beginning in 2023.
Thales and AMST are working together to deliver a new high G-force training service for fast-jet pilots under a £44 million contract ($63,065,327). The service, being developed at RAF Cranwell, will improve pilot safety and offer a cost-effective training solution. As prime contractor, Thales will provide the design, build and operation of the training service, which is set to open in 2018. AMST will provide the design, technical and engineering capability for a human training centrifuge, which allows pilots to build and maintain their ability to withstand high G in a safe environment.
Thales Communications Inc., Clarksburg, Maryland, has been awarded a maximum $10,268,384 firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for radio and watt amplifier systems. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1). This is a three-year base contract with two one-year option periods. Location of performance is Maryland, with an August 26, 2019, performance completion date. Using service is Army. Types of appropriation are fiscal 2016 through fiscal 2019 defense and Army working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio (SPE7MX-16-D-0050).
Thales, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, has been awarded a £19 million ($26,527,677) contract by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defensce to perform a midlife update to the External Communications Voice Distribution and Management System (KMY) for the Royal Navy Type 23 frigate fleet. The KMY Replacement System (KRS) will replace the present analog KMY communications system with a fully digital solution, and it will serve the Type 23 platform until it is replaced by the Type 26 frigate.
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).
Thales, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, has appointed Laurent Maury as vice president of the Critical Information Systems and Cybersecurity business line.
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. In addition, this contract includes all maintenance, support activities, repairs, calibrations and technical data required to return the OTO HMSD associated items to a ready for issue condition.
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. Thales will provide physical support of Sonar 2050 for operational defect rectifications, a worldwide 24/7 helpdesk support service, dry dock and afloat support, and test equipment and handling.
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.
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.
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.
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. The agency will use the equipment to support reliable and interoperable public safety communications for its missions to keep the homeland safe, including border protection, customs enforcement, drug interdiction, and emergency response to natural and man-made disasters.
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 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 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.
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.
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.