Thales News

Sofradir Group appoints Jean-François Delepau as Chairman

Sofradir Group shareholders, Thales and Safran announced the appointment of Jean-François Delepau as its new chairman, with immediate effect. Previously managing director of ULIS, a Sofradir Group company, Mr. Delepau will oversee all the defence, aerospace and commercial market operations of the three companies within the Group: Sofradir, ULIS and US-based Sofradir-EC. “Jean-François’ vision, dedication to excellence and the wealth of his experience and career-long ac...

DRS and Thales venture demonstrates advanced mine-hunting capabilities with the US Navy

AAC T-SAS system is an upgraded version of the TSM 2054 Side Scan Sonar, which is towed from both manned and unmanned vessels Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC), a joint venture between DRS Technologies and Thales, successfully demonstrated advanced mine-hunting capabilities with the US Navy during the 2013 Fleet Experimentation (FLEX) Unmanned Systems (UxS) Campaign. By towing the unmanned high resolution synthetic aperture sonar (T-SAS), the system detected all exercise mines...

Sofradir acquires Sagem and Thales’ infrared (IR) detector technology development

Sagem and Thales bring to Sofradir IR technologies originally developed for their internal purposes Sagem (Safran group), Thales and Sofradir have signed an agreement for Sofradir to acquire Sagem and Thales’ infrared (IR) detector technology development and manufacturing facilities. Sagem and Thales bring to Sofradir IR technologies originally developed for their internal purposes. IR detectors are advanced technology components at the centre of multiple military, spac...

Christie’s new visual system helps Royal Australia Air Force Wedgetail Flight Trainer to retain FSD-1 Level 5 accreditation

Christie Matrix StIM™ LED illuminated projection system replaced the simulator's calligraphic CRT projectors Christie®, a global leader in visual display solutions, has played an instrumental role in helping the Royal Australia Air Force (RAAF) Wedgetail AEW&C 737 (E-7A) Operational Flight Trainer (OFT) to retain its FSD-1 Level 5 accreditation with its new visual system. Thales and Christie Digital Systems Australia Pty. Ltd. (Christie’s new Australia...

Thales wins contract with Malaysian Army for advanced vehicle system integration

Thales will provide electronic system integration for 257 armoured-wheeled vehiclesThales has been awarded a major contract for the integration of an advanced open vehicle electronic architecture system for the 257 new 8x8  armoured-wheeled vehicles of the Malaysian Army. Thales acts as a subcontractor of DEFTECH (DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd), the local company selected by the Malaysian Ministry of Defence for the design, development and manufacturing of the vehicles.This contra...

Latest technological solutions in homeland security to get unveiled at GSA 2011

 GSA 2011 will showcase latest security screening, biometrics, surveillance and security risk management solutionsReinforcing GSA 2011's position as the premier "must attend" event in the Asia Pacific region, major technology vendors and specialists will be showcasing the latest in Homeland Security solutions and concepts. Some of the industry giants participating at the event, to be held from 15 -17 March at the iconic Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore, include global...

Enhanced aviation security solutions brought to the fore by Thales and Intellect project

  Thales are offering £50,000 for aviation security breakthroughsThales UK and Intellect recently announce the launch of a project to identify and trial new technologies, solutions and ideas from any small, medium or large-sized business or academic institution that can be used to enhance aviation security. Known as the INSTINCT-Technology Demonstrator 2 (TD2), this is a dynamic, innovative project that is designed to discover, trial and showcase emergent security technologi...