Thales Delivers First Sea Fire Radar for FDI Frigates

May 18, 2021 – Launched in 2014, the first of the five Sea Fire AESA digital radars for French Navy’s future Frégate de Défense et d’Intervention (FDI) arrived at the Lorient shipyard on April 27th 2021 for integration on the first vessel. Today’s naval forces face faster, more maneuverSable and increasingly complex threats. Vessels need protection from conventional ballistic or…

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Thales Selected by Lockheed Martin to Deliver Airborne ASW Sonars to the U.S., Indian, Greek & Danish Navies

April 27, 2021 – hales has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin as a tier-one supplier for the delivery of up to 55 airborne anti-submarine warfare sonars. The ALFS (Airborne Low Frequency Sonar)* dipping sonars will be installed on the MH-60R platform for the U.S. Navy and three navies. Delivery of the first 42 systems will occur over the next…

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Building evolvable naval systems to defy the geopolitical waves

April 12, 2021 – Like cars, maritime vessels carry a boatload of smart systems, for control, sensing and data processing. Unlike cars, ships are expected to stay in commission for decades, typically thirty years. All the while, the systems onboard have to be kept state-of-the-art, to align with technology advancements but also to be able to defy all the geopolitical…

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IAI and Thales in the UK Combine to Offer Next Generation Ship-Killing Solution for the Royal Navy

April 13, 2021 – Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and THALES in the UK have joined forces to offer SEA SERPENT as a compelling solution to equip the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates with an anti-ship and anti-surface missile that can match and overmatch a rapidly expanding range and intensity of current and emerging threats. The SEA SERPENT delivers an agile,…

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Thales Providing SonoFlash Sonobuoys to French Navy

March 16, 2021 – The French Navy has selected the SonoFlash new-generation sonobuoy from Thales. Unveiled at the Euronaval show in October 2018, SonoFlash will enable France to reach its strategic capability goal for acoustic sensors. The threat posed by submarines is evolving rapidly. Three decades ago, only the superpowers had a true undersea warfare capability, but numerous countries now…

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Thales Scorpion Helmet Sight Tested for French Navy Rafales

March 15, 2021 (Google Translation) – At the end of January 2021, the DGA Flight Tests center of expertise carried out compatibility tests on the Thales Scorpion * helmet sight on the Cazaux site (Gironde) with the parachute evacuation of a Rafale pilot. This test campaign is part of the process of integrating this equipment on the Rafale to the…

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NATO Selects Thales to Supply Its First Defence Cloud for the Armed Forces

January 25, 2021 – NATO has selected Thales to provide the first certified defense cloud solution that can be deployed in the theatre of operations in less than 24 hours. Thales was selected after a worldwide competitive tendering process on the basis of its defense systems integration know-how. With this contract, the Group enters a new market sector and demonstrating…

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Thales NS50 Radar to Equip New Belgium & Dutch MCM Vessels

January 20, 2021 – The navies of Belgium and the Netherlands rely on Thales, Naval Group and KERSHIP shipyard to equip the 12 next generation Mine Counter Measures Vessels with NS50 radars for Air & Surface Surveillance with Fire Control capabilities. The NS50 provides for the first time a complete and superior level of self-protection capability against air and surface…

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Australia Orders Attack Class Submarine Flank Array

December 3, 2020 – The Morrison Government’s Future Submarine Program continues to progress with the contract signing for the design of the primary underwater sensor of the submarine. The contract has been signed with Thales UK Ltd, through Lockheed Martin Australia, for the design of the outboard flank array and partnering arrangements with Australian industry. The outboard flank array forms…

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