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Thales Alenia Space Belgium announced that it will build a new plant in Leuven, which will start operations in the first half of 2014.
The first Sea Acceptance Test (SAT) of Thales’ Active Phased Array Radar (APAR) multifunction radar on the new Iver Huitfeldt class frigates of the Royal Danish Navy was a success. The test was performed with the first APAR delivered to the Royal Danish Navy, installed on HDMS Peter Willemoes.
Thales announced a new LRIP contract for secure radios to support the U.S. Army's Nett Warrior Program. The radio is capable of providing soldiers with access to the government's classified networks at the Secret or Sensitive But Unclassified level.
Thales has been tasked by the French defence procurement agency (DGA) with extending the full-IP network that supports convergence between French armed forces’ theatre networks to the entire Syracuse military SATCOM ground segment.
Thales and Vinghøg AS signed a contract for the delivery of 44 Squire battlefield surveillance radars, to be deployed by the Norwegian Armed Forces. The first 10 systems will be delivered in the second half of 2013. The last delivery is scheduled for beginning of 2017.
Agusta Westland has selected Thales as the supplier of compact dipping sonars to equip its Lynx light helicopters for export markets.
The Thales Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Radar and Integrated Sensors in Singapore has been officially opened and is the result of a close cooperation between Thales operations in the Netherlands and Singapore.
Thales Canada announced that its R&D facility in Parc du Technologique is now an official Thales Research and Technology (TRT) centre – the fifth in the world and first in North America.
The Boards of Navratna1 Public Sector Company, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Thales have approved the formation of a Joint Venture Company subject to statutory approvals of the Government of India and the French Government.
France will undertake operational assessments and trials of the Thales Watchkeeper unmanned air system (UAS) in 2012 and 2013, with a view to cooperating with the UK on Europe’s most advanced tactical UAS system.
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