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France Develops a Successor for the MICA Missile

August 6, 2018 by · Comment
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The French armament directorate (DGA) has launched a development program that will modernize the MICA air/air and surface/air missile, introducing a new generation of the weapon (MICA NG).

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Four Multinational Teams Bid for £1.5 billion UK-MOD Operational Readiness Training Services Contract

The British Ministry of Defense has selected four groups to bid for its upcoming Air Support to Defense Operational Training (ASDOT) requirement. Each of the groups selected for the program has teamed with training services specialists from the USA, Canada, and Israel to deliver adversary aircraft and weapons. The winning group will operate various high-performance jets simulating aggressor fighter and attack planes, cruise missiles and electronic combat to training British air, land and naval forces. A final selection is expected in September 2018 followed by the contract award in 2020 that could be worth up to £1.5 billion over 15 years.

Britain Offered 60% Workshare, Local Assembly of BOXER

February 5, 2018 by · Comment
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BAE Systems, Pearson Engineering and Thales UK have signed agreements with the German-Dutch ARTEC consortium, as partners for the production of BOXER. The agreement paves the way for significant local manufacturing of the vehicle and its systems in the UK, should the BOXER be selected by the Ministry of Defense as the British Army’s next generation Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV).

Thales Introduces the F90MBR Modular Assault Rifle

September 11, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Australia, Syndicated Industry News, Thales 
Thales' F90MBR is a Modular Bullpup Rifle, based on the proven F90, designed to support the modern integrated solider. Photo: Thales

Watchkeeper UAVs Grow COMINT Ears

September 11, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: QinetiQ, Syndicated Industry News, Thales 
Britain’s electronics expert QinetiQ has developed a variant of its AS3 communications intelligence (COMINT) system designed specifically for unmanned aerial vehicles. Following an integration, with Thales’s Watchkeeper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) the AS3 is now ready for initial test flights. Fitted to Watchkeeper, AS3 is designed to increase the UAV’s sensor footprint and enable it […]

Royal Navy to Induct the Crowsnet New AEW Helicopter by 2020

January 18, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Lockheed Martin, Syndicated Industry News, Thales 
The British Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin announced a £269M (US$327 million) deal for the procurement of 10 aerial surveillance systems to operate on the Royal Navy new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. Initial deliveries are expected in 2018 with initial operational capability in 2020.
              

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Spy’Ranger – a New Mini-Drone for the French Army

January 5, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Airbus, France, Syndicated Industry News, Thales 

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Ghost Ships Gather in Scotland for Naval Robotic Wargames

p950_unmanned_rib_1021Almost 50 unmanned systems from the UK, USA, Sweden, Germany, France, Italy, and Austria participated in a month-long war game for robots, organized by the Royal Navy. Spanning air, surface and the undersea domain, ‘Unmanned Warrior 2016’ (UW16), has been in the making for almost two years, with dozens of players from different nations invited to take part in this unique operational demonstration, held as part of NATO’s Joint Warrior exercise.
              

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New C-IED Jammer for the French Army

ECLIPSE is built around a new-generation jammer that prevents improvised explosive devices from being detonated by remote control. Photo: ThalesThe ECLIPSE C-IED jammer recently completed qualification testing with the French Defense Procurement and Technology Agency (DGA), under the BARAGE program.
              

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France to Upgrade SAMP/T Extended Range Air Defense System

Aster 30 extended range air defense missile system (SAMP/T). Photo: DGAThe French Ministry of Defence has launched a modernization program for the country's SAMP/T ground based air defense system. The Aster Block 1 NT (New Technology) programme will cover the modernization of the Aster 30 interceptor and associated SAMP/T air defense system that will evolve with missile defense capabilities.
              

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Milipol 2015: Unmanned Vehicles for Homeland Security

November 24, 2015 by · Comment
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thales_fixed_wing_surveillance_drone725A collection of photos taken at Milipol 2015 depicting new unmanned systems, payloads and robotics spotted by Defense Update team at the event.
              

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GDLS, Thales team to offer new wheeled armored vehicles to Australia,

March 10, 2015 by · Comment
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The Eyes of the Future RN Carrier Strike Force

February 8, 2015 by · Comment
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French Defense awards Scorpion development contracts worth €752 million

December 5, 2014 by · Comment
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Thales introduces AESA based maritime surveillance airborne radar

October 28, 2014 by · Comment
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British Watchkeeper drones begin combat ISTAR missions over Afghanistan

September 29, 2014 by · Comment
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French Army could expand UAS choices

June 16, 2014 by · Comment
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Eurosatory 2014 – First Impressions

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Thales Develops a New Generation Laser Designation Pod for Rafale, Mirage 2000

January 17, 2014 by · Comment
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Milipol 2013: Thales Unveil an Integrated Command and Control System for Mega Events

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U.K. Evaluate French Datalink for Watchkeeper

June 17, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: France, Syndicated Industry News, Thales 

TMA-6000 wideband datalink. Photo: ThalesThales is due to complete a study that will assess the possibility of integrating its Thales Modem for Air (TMA) 6000 wideband airborne Ku-band datalink terminal on the WK450 Watchkeeper UAV – Digital Battlespace reports. The company is under...

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Thales Deutchland, Atlas Elektronik to Modernize Three F-124 Frigates for the German Navy

March 11, 2013 by · Comment
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As of January 2013 the German Navy F-124 frigate (F-221) is currently serving as the flagship of NATO Standing Maritime Group 1. The frigate will be part of the modernization of the F-124 program. Photo: German NavyAtlas Elektronik and Thales Deutschland have jointly been commissioned to modernize the combat system of the German Class F124 frigates. The modernization will include the hardware replacement and software upgrades of the vessel's Combat Direction System (CDS). It is scheduled to be completed in 2017.

Integrating European Radars with AEGIS/SM-3 Missile Defenses

SMART-S MK2 radar display at Thales Nederland BV site, in Hengelo, in may
2008. The SMART-S Mk2 (Signaal Multibeam Acquisition Radar for Tracking) is a member
of 3D multi-beam radar family. This radar is optimised for medium-to-long range surveillance, target designation and accurate air and surface target tracking in littoral environments. Photo: ThalesIntegration of Thales SMART-L radar with AEGIS/SM-3 based missile defense systems was recently demonstrated as part of evaluation of integration of European based sensors into the US European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) missile defense initiative.

Supacat, Thales Deliver prototypes for Australian Testing and Evaluation

January 14, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: Australia, Syndicated Industry News, Thales 
Evaluation of new combat vehicles for the Australian Army will sonn begin, with the delivery of the first Hawkei protected vehicle by Thales, for Project LAND 121 Phase 4. Supacat also delivered the first improved Special Operations Vehicles (SOV) developed under Project JP2097 Phase 1B.

Supacat, Thales Deliver prototypes for Australian Testing and Evaluation

January 14, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: Australia, Syndicated Industry News, Thales 
Evaluation of new combat vehicles for the Australian Army will sonn begin, with the delivery of the first Hawkei protected vehicle by Thales, for Project LAND 121 Phase 4. Supacat also delivered the first improved Special Operations Vehicles (SOV) developed under Project JP2097 Phase 1B.

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