Thales

December 8, 2020
 

Vice Adm. Eric Chaperon, French navy, has joined Thales, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, as Naval Defence Advisor.

 

 

July 14, 2020
 

Thales, La Defense, France, has appointed Christophe Salomon as executive vice president of Land & Air Systems.

June 24, 2020
 

Thales Defense & Security Inc., Clarksburg, Maryland, has been awarded a maximum $81,800,432 firm-fixed-price contract for Airborne Low Frequency Sonar spare parts. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a five-year one-month contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Maryland, with a July 30, 2025, performance completion date. Using military service is Navy. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2020 through 2025 Navy working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPRPA1-20-C-Y043).

April 6, 2020
 

Thales Defense and Security Inc., Clarksburg, Maryland, has been awarded a maximum $8,041,670 firm-fixed-price contract for H-60 reel and cable assemblies. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a one-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Maryland, with a Sept. 30, 2021, performance completion date. Using military service is Navy. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2020 Navy working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPRPA1-20-C-Y011).

December 9, 2019
By Kimberly Underwood
An HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter assigned to the 305th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, flies during an exercise above the waters of Tampa Bay, Florida, in November. The Air Force is pursuing innovative digital high frequency solutions as another communications tool for airmen and Joint warfighters. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan C. Grossklag

Advanced long-distance communication solutions are needed for the military of the future, especially for operations in contested environments. Innovative high frequency solutions offer communication over long distances in real time and provide an alternative to satellite communications. The U.S. military and industry are working to harness wideband high frequency technologies, which can offer higher data rates on a single high frequency communications channel.

September 19, 2019
 

Thales Air Traffic Management Inc., Clarksburg, Maryland, was awarded a $21,818,801 modification (P00012) to contract FA8730-18-C-0034 for the purchase of six additional deployable instrumental landing systems. Work will be performed in Clarksburg, Maryland, and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2022. This sole source award is the result of a priced option of the contract previously mentioned. Fiscal year 2017 and fiscal 2019 other production funds in the amount of $21,818,801 are being obligated at the time of the award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity

April 1, 2019
By Cathy Hall
By employing the Zero Trust concept, organizations benefit from a stronger security posture, including decreased reputational risk with their customers and partners. Credit: JNE Valokuvaus/Shutterstock

In today’s environment, the network no longer can be considered a safe zone. Every asset an organization possesses and every transaction it conducts must be secured as if it were a standalone item continually exposed to the full range of cyber threats. The realization that perimeter protection alone is not sufficient has led to the security concept of Zero Trust. In this never-trust/always-verify approach, all entities and transactions rely on multiple solutions to work together and secure digital assets.

November 20, 2018
 

Thales Air Traffic Management Inc., Clarksburg, Maryland, has been awarded a $30,634,338 firm-fixed-price contract option for Deployable Instrument Landing System (D-ILS) production units and spare parts. This contract option provides 9 D-ILS to be deployed worldwide. Work will be performed in Clarksburg, Maryland, and is expected to be completed September 2020. Fiscal year 2017 and 2018 procurement funds in the amount of $30,634,338 are being obligated at the time of award. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $126,104,149 and has not changed with this award. Aerospace Management Systems Contracting Office, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8730-18-C-0034).

July 16, 2018
 

Thales Defense & Security Inc., Clarksburg, Maryland; Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems Corp., San Diego, California; Harris Corp., Rochester, New York; and General Dynamics Mission Systems, Scottsdale, Arizona will compete for each order of the $249,600,000 hybrid (cost, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, and firm-fixed-fee) contract to support the Waveform Development Environment Ecosystem, multiple waveforms and network services. Bids were solicited via the Internet with five received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of July 12, 2023. U.S.

May 15, 2017
 

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.

October 20, 2016
By Julianne Simpson
Thales has been selected to provide a number of advanced systems for the French navy's future frigates.

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.

March 14, 2016
 

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.

March 4, 2016
 

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).

February 26, 2016
 
Thales has been awarded a contract to perform a midlife update to the External Communications Voice Distribution and Management System for the Royal Navy Type 23 frigate fleet.

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.

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. 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.

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. 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.

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. 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.

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.

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. 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.

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. The system will provide improved command and control capability for helicopter units deployed in national or international operations.

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.

April 13, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

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.

April 5, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

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.

April 5, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

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.

March 16, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

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.

March 9, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

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.

February 26, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

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.

February 16, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

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.

February 12, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

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.

January 11, 2010
By Henry Kenyon
December 18, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

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.

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

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.

December 2, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

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.

November 25, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

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.

November 19, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

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.

November 17, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

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.

May 13, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

The Defence Science and Technology Agency of Singapore has awarded Thales with the Life Extension Program of its four Bedok-class mine countermeasure vessels. Thales will provide an advanced, integrated mine countermeasure combat system, including the mine information system, a hull-mounted sonar, a towed synthetic aperture sonar and expendable mine disposal systems.