Thales Alenia Space has been selected by the European Space Agency for one of the three phase B1 studies of the PLAnetary Transits and Oscillation of stars program, part of ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015-25.
Thales is developing the multifunction Sea Fire 500 naval radar – a fully solid-state four-panel phased-array antenna that is the culmination of three years of advanced research into new radar technologies and architectures, conducted with the support from the French defence procurement agency.
Thales has been awarded a contract to supply the Qatar Armed Forces with a military satellite communications system. The ground segment supplied will provide Qatari ground and naval forces with a long-range communications capability to enhance national security and protect vital interests.
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Thales announced that the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, has approved the incorporation of their joint venture company, BEL-THALES Systems Ltd. that will support civilian and select defence radars for India and global markets.
The BepiColombo European spacecraft, by Airbus Defence and Space is undergoing final functional tests at the Thales Alenia Space plant in Turin, Italy and will be shipped to ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Center.