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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence has awarded Thales UK an initial three-year support contract for the Watchkeeper unmanned aerial system program, for which Thales is also the prime system integrator. The agreement is a performance-based Contractor Logistics Support service, requiring the company to provide spares and repairs, technical support and a Watchkeeper training facility.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract to supply machinery automation systems for two mine countermeasures vessels being sold by the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence to the Lithuanian Navy. The contract was awarded to Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine unit by Thales U.K., the prime contractor for the refit and upgrade. The two ships will be fitted with Sperry Marine's commercial machinery automation system, which provides an integrated and flexible network for monitoring and controlling the ships' engines and auxiliary systems.
Thales U.K. has won a six-ship, seven year support contract for the Royal Navy's Daring class destroyers' fully integrated communications system. Under the multi-million pound contract, the company will guarantee the availability of the communication systems fitted to the ships. The contract covers all internal and external communications systems and will run until 2016.
The French Defense Procurement Agency has awarded Thales a 240 million Euro contract to extend the French army's RITA (Automated Integrated Communications Network). As part of the contract, named RITA N4, Thales will provide the army with high-performance Internet protocol communications systems for battalion command posts.
Thales Australia has won the primary contract to provide hardware and software support services for a range of command and intelligence systems used by the Australian Defence Force. The five year contract with the Defence Materiel Organisation's Command and Intelligence Systems Support Office involves Thales managing and providing a complete package of support services across multiple mission systems forming part of the Joint Command Support Environment.
The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration has awarded Thales a contract to equip the Swedish armed forces with an advanced Internet protocol-based tactical communications infrastructure under the KomNod Program. The Thales system will provide a variety of communications services such as a radio gateway, telephony, alarms, routing, Ethernet, intercom and management services.
The French Defence Procurement Agency has awarded Thales a contract to supply and install eight self-protection systems for French military EC725 Caracal Helicopters. The self-defense suite consists of radar warning, missile approach warning, laser warning and chaff/flare dispenser systems. The order brings the total number of French EC725's equipped with the system to 19 aircraft.
Dassault Avionics has awarded Thales a contract to provide maintenance support for avionics equipment on Rafale combat jets in service with the French armed forces. The 10-year, fixed price contract builds on several previously awarded through-life support contracts awarded to Dassault by SIMMAD, the maintenance arm of the French air force.
Thales has been awarded contracts to develop a VHF/UHF radio module and national waveforms for the German Software Defined Radio program, SVFuA. The SVFuA program will provide next generation radio technology to the Bundeswehr.
The German Bundeswehr has selected Thales to provide the sensor integration for its SEO program. Under the contract, the company will provide command and control capabilities, and integrate sensors for camp protection.
The German Navy has awarded Thales a contract to equip the supply ships Berlin and Frankfurt am Main with a new radar system for air surveillance and helicopter guidance. The company will also install the same radar system and provide the command and control system and internal communications system for the Bonn, a third supply ship scheduled to launch in 2012.
Thales has been awarded a contract to supply 19 Low Level Transportable Radar (LLTR) systems to the Indian air force. Each LLTR system consists of a Ground Smarter 100 radar, operational and communications shelters, an energy subsystem, a mobility subsystem and personnel living quarters.
The French Ministries of the Interior and Immigration have selected Thales to provide its TAMMIS@ (Thales Automated Multi-Modal Identification System) application for the AGDREF II project. TAMMIS@ will help the French government deploy biometric data enrollment software in more than 300 prefectures and sub-prefectures across the country.
The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) has awarded the Thales Group a contract to equip French army helicopter pilots with night-vision goggles. Under the five-year agreement, the company will supply the French army with 1,500 sets of goggles in several batches beginning in 2011.