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Thales delivers first full-flight simulator to CAAC

Thales delivers first full-flight simulator to CAAC

As part of its ever growing presence in the Chinese aerospace market, Thales has announced the Level D qualification of the very first EC135 full-flight simulator (FFS) by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The Thales Reality H EC135 helicopter simulator is housed in the aviation safety facilities, Haite Group’s flight training centre in… Read more »

Source: Thales, 07-Aug-17

Kuwait buys Thales H225M simulator

Kuwait buys Thales H225M simulator

The Kuwait forces has signed a contract for the purchase of 30 multirole Caracal H225M helicopters (24 for the Kuwait Air Force and 6 for the Kuwait National Guard) in order to carry out combat search and rescue duties, transport and ground support missions. To meet the pilots and crews’ hands-on training needs, Thales will… Read more »

Source: Thales, 05-Jul-17

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ACSS to supply TCAS for Airbus H160

ACSS to supply TCAS for Airbus H160

ACSS, an L3 and Thales Company, announced today that its T3CAS® Integrated Surveillance System has been selected by Airbus Helicopters as standard equipment for its new H160 medium-lift, multi-role commercial transport helicopter. ACSS’s T3CAS provides situational awareness and collision avoidance protection to more than 15,000 aircraft worldwide. This marks the first time T3CAS has been selected… Read more »

Source: L3 Aviation Products, 04-Jul-17

Thales Europavia JV wins Spanish Army helicopter contract

Thales Europavia JV wins Spanish Army helicopter contract

Spanish Army has awarded the joint venture Thales Programas and Europavia a contract for the maintenance of the communications and electronics systems of the helicopters until 2019. The service has a budget of 1.5 million euros and contemplates the possibility of an extension of the contract until 2020. The service awarded to the joint venture… Read more »

Source: Thales, 02-May-17

Thales delivers a flight and navigation training simulator to the Royal Malaysian Air Force

Thales delivers a flight and navigation training simulator to the Royal Malaysian Air Force

Thales was selected to deliver an FNPT II (Flight and Navigation Procedures Trainer) simulator to the Royal Malaysian Air Force for the purposes of initial pilot training. The simulator, delivered to the company Gading Kasturi, has been in operation since December. The flight and navigation training simulator for H120 helicopters is a welcome addition to… Read more »

Source: Thales, 28-Mar-17

Lightest Ever Compact Autopilot for Helicopters Unveiled

Lightest Ever Compact Autopilot for Helicopters Unveiled

On the opening day of the Heliexpo 2017 exhibition, Thales has unveiled the smallest lightest autopilot in the market. The Thales Compact Autopilot opens up the use of autopilot systems to all sizes of rotorcraft. System architecture drastically simplified to equip new built helicopters and upgrade existing fleets especially for SAR, EMS and HLS operators…. Read more »

Source: Thales, 09-Mar-17

Thales unveils new connected functionalities on Avionics 2020 future cockpit for helicopters

Thales unveils new connected functionalities on Avionics 2020 future cockpit for helicopters

Avionics 2020 is the most advanced future avionics cockpit in the market and only next generation connected cockpit ready for certification Avionics 2020 is Thales’s next generation helicopter avionics suite, founded on the principles of natural and direct hands-on interaction using full touchscreen functionalities and interfaces structured to be task oriented and ease flight crew… Read more »

Source: Thales, 09-Mar-17

Thales unveils new eyes out solutions for civil helicopters

Thales unveils new eyes out solutions for civil helicopters

Drawing on the established know-how and proven military solutions that Thales has gained from TopOwl and Scorpion, this eyes-out system is a full-color head-up civil helicopter solution that is compatible with all types of helmets and head-worn equipment. It provides a multiplier effect to achieve success on the most difficult missions, whether by day or… Read more »

Source: Thales, 09-Mar-17

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Thales unveils lightest ever compact autopilot for helicopters

Thales unveils lightest ever compact autopilot for helicopters

System architecture drastically simplified to equip new built helicopters and upgrade existing fleets especially for SAR, EMS and HLS operators.   Advanced helicopter autopilots have long been considered cumbersome and costly systems for the rotorcraft industry. Heavy and expensive, they have been almost exclusively used in the twin-heavy segment, and on the most high-end platforms…. Read more »

Source: Thales, 09-Mar-17

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Thales takes on light helicopter avionics challenge

Thales takes on light helicopter avionics challenge

HAI Heli-Expo visitors will get a fresh look at Thales’s vision of the future of rotorcraft cockpit technology, a development project which is building enough momentum to be scheduled for possible certification in 2020.

Source: Flight Global, 06-Mar-17

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Thales at the heart of Royal Navy fleet protection

Thales at the heart of Royal Navy fleet protection

Lockheed Martin, who acts as the Ministry of Defence’s prime contractor for the Merlin helicopter, selected a new generation of the Thales Searchwater radar and Cerberus mission system to be fitted to existing Merlin Mk2s helicopters to provide the Navy with an airborne surveillance and control capability (ASaC). The contract formally marks the beginning of… Read more »

Source: Thales Group, 26-Jan-17

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Lockheed Martin awarded £269m CROWSNEST contract

Lockheed Martin awarded £269m CROWSNEST contract

Minister for Defence Procurement, Harriett Baldwin MP announced today that Lockheed Martin UK has been awarded a £269m Ministry of Defence contract for the CROWSNEST Airborne Surveillance Programme. The announcement was made during a visit to Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB), Portsmouth. The contract covers the Demonstration and Manufacture (D&M) phase and Initial Provisioning (IP)… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 26-Jan-17

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AW139 helicopter full flight simulator receives qualification from EASA

AW139 helicopter full flight simulator receives qualification from EASA

Thales’s new Reality H AW139 helicopter Full Flight Simulator (FFS) at Brisbane airport has been qualified as a Level D flight simulator by EASA. The device is the first helicopter simulator in Australia to receive full qualification as a Level D Full Flight Simulator under the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. The EASA qualification… Read more »

Source: Thales, 02-Dec-16

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Thales helmet-mounted sight and display selected for South Korea Light Attack Helicopter

Thales helmet-mounted sight and display selected for South Korea Light Attack Helicopter

Thales announces that Scorpion® helmet-mounted sight and display (HMSD) has been selected for Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) for South Korean Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) and to equip after completion on LAH EMD. At the end of an open competition, KAI made the choice of efficiency, modern technology and reliability. Thales will provide 400 HMSD… Read more »

Source: Thales, 14-Jul-16

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Greenwich AeroGroup completes first install of LiveAero system on AW139

Greenwich AeroGroup completes first install of LiveAero system on AW139

Greenwich AeroGroup announced today that it has successfully installed its LiveAero system on an AW139 at its Summit Aviation facility in Middletown, Del. “This is an exciting achievement for the LiveAero platform,” said Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Greenwich AeroGroup Daniel Lafrance. “This satellite broadband connectivity solution is the best value in the… Read more »

Source: Greenwich AeroGroup, 04-Mar-16

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Airbus expects H160 simulator prior to customer deliveries

Airbus expects H160 simulator prior to customer deliveries

Airbus Helicopters has partnered with Thales and Helisim to develop and deploy the full flight simulator (FFS) for the H160. In line with the “born ready” strategy implemented by the H160 since the beginning of its development, the FFS will be available to support the H160’s entry into service. This partnership between experienced and recognized companies will… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 10-Feb-16

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Thales H225 Reality H Full Flight Simulator now Level-D qualified

Thales H225 Reality H Full Flight Simulator now Level-D qualified

At a ceremony held today at Stavanger in Norway, Thales officially opened its Norway Training Centre, unveiling the first of several planned helicopter training programmes. Having received both the EASA FSTD Operator (Flight Simulation Training Devices Operator), and Level D qualification for its Reality H Full Flight Simulator, The Norway Training Centre begins training for… Read more »

Source: Thales, 29-Jan-16

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Thales awarded $13M delivery order for H-60 weapons assemblies

Thales awarded $13M delivery order for H-60 weapons assemblies

Thales Defense & Security Inc., Clarksburg, Maryland, is being awarded $13,398,394 for undefinitized contract action delivery order 7014 under previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00383-13-G-003F for the repair coverage for 38 weapons replaceable assemblies in support of the Airborne Low Frequency Sonar System for the H-60 aircraft. Work will be performed in Clarksburg, Maryland, and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Nov-15

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Thales Searchwater radar and Cerberus mission system picked for British AW101

Thales Searchwater radar and Cerberus mission system picked for British AW101

Following an industry competition, Lockheed Martin, who act as the Ministry of Defence’s prime contractor for the Merlin helicopter have selected a new generation of the Thales Search water radar and Cerberus mission system to be fitted to specially adapted Merlins to provide the Navy with an airborne surveillance and control capability (ASaC). The fleet… Read more »

Source: Thales, 02-Jun-15

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Tiger crews to continue to train with Rheinmetall simulation technology

Tiger crews to continue to train with Rheinmetall simulation technology

Crews of the Franco-German Tiger multi-purpose attack helicopter will continue in future to train with tried-and-tested simulation technology from Rheinmetall. The Düsseldorf-based Group recently booked an order to this effect worth several tens of millions €. In December 2014 the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d’Armement) contracted with… Read more »

Source: Rheinmetall, 16-Feb-15

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Thales and Rheinmetall expand Tiger training capabilities

Thales and Rheinmetall expand Tiger training capabilities

On the 16th of December 2014, the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) has awarded a contract to Thales, in partnership with Rheinmetall Defence Electronics (RDE), to supply or upgrade 20 Tiger combat helicopter simulators for the French and German armed forces. Thales and its partner will upgrade 18 simulators to the latest Tiger helicopter… Read more »

Source: Thales, 13-Feb-15

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Thales awarded FMS software contract for US Army UH-60V cockpit

Thales awarded FMS software contract for US Army UH-60V cockpit

Thales (Euronext: HO) announces that it has been selected by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) to supply its state of the art Flight Management System software, i-FMS200, which will be embedded in the avionics mission equipment package that Northrop Grumman will provide to upgrade the US Army’s UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters. The upgraded version of… Read more »

Source: Thales, 06-Feb-15

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Thales to take €100m hit from DCNS losses

Thales to take €100m hit from DCNS losses

Over the past few months DCNS, in which Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) holds a 35% shareholding, has conducted a comprehensive review of the financial and contractual status of several activities and complex programmes, which have had difficulties. The main conclusions of these reviews have been communicated to DCNS governing bodies. On the basis of these… Read more »

Source: Thales, 25-Jan-15

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Thales Australia reboots army’s Tiger helicopter simulators

Thales Australia reboots army’s Tiger helicopter simulators

ELECTRONIC and systems group Thales Australia needed to address obsolescence issues faced by the Australian Army Tiger helicopter simulators. See Full Story

Source: The Australian, 21-Jan-15

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Bristow first to deploy SAR applications using Iridium OpenPort

Bristow first to deploy SAR applications using Iridium OpenPort

Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) today announced Bristow Helicopters Limited will use Iridium OpenPort® broadband service via LiveAero, a Thales product, to enable high-speed connectivity on their Sikorsky S-92 helicopters for search and rescue applications. Iridium with LiveAero is the only mobile satellite network that has demonstrated the capability of providing reliable in-flight broadband connectivity on… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 03-Dec-14

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Thales and CareFlight to deliver Australian civil aviation training first

Thales and CareFlight to deliver Australian civil aviation training first

Thales Australia and CareFlight Group (Qld) are set to launch Australia’s first AW139 civil helicopter training centre. Thanks to this partnership, the nation’s helicopter operators will benefit from world class full flight simulation training, tailored specifically to their air crew requirements. At the forefront of innovation in helicopter flight training, Thales’s Reality H Full Flight… Read more »

Source: Thales, 03-Nov-14

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Thales awarded $7.7M delivery order for H-60 sonar work

Thales Defense & Security, Inc., Clarksburg, Maryland, is being awarded $7,713,300 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7007 against previously awarded Basic Ordering Agreement N0038313G003F for the repair coverage of six items for the Airborne Low Frequency Sonar system for the H-60 helicopter. Work will be performed in Brest, France (62 percent); Clarksburg, Maryland (26 percent); and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-14

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Thales awarded $7.7M repair order for H-60 sonar

Thales awarded $7.7M repair order for H-60 sonar

Thales Defense & Security, Inc., Clarksburg, Maryland, is being awarded $7,713,300 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7007 against previously awarded Basic Ordering Agreement N0038313G003F for the repair coverage of six items for the Airborne Low Frequency Sonar system for the H-60 helicopter. Work will be performed in Brest, France (62 percent); Clarksburg, Maryland (26 percent); and… Read more »

Source: HAI, 29-Sep-14

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Thales Helicopter Training Centre receives EASA qualification and starts operations

Thales Helicopter Training Centre receives EASA qualification and starts operations

On the occasion of the Farnborough Air Show, Thales announces that the Thales Training Academy has received its final EASA FSTD1 Operator qualification by the French Aviation Safety Agency (DGAC), and is now operational to deliver training for civil helicopter operators. The academy is the first European training centre to operate the AS350 Full Flight… Read more »

Source: Thales, 18-Jul-14

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France – DCNS head to stand down early; Successor nominated

France – DCNS head to stand down early; Successor nominated

Patrick Boissier, Chairman and CEO of DCNS, has informed its main shareholders, the French State (through the Agence des participations de l’Etat) and Thales, that he intends to ask the Board of Directors to cut short his term, 5 months before the end of his tenure, to provide clarity on the designation of his successor,… Read more »

Source: Thales, 08-Jul-14

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UK Government announces FASGW(L) missile contract for Thales

UK Government announces FASGW(L) missile contract for Thales

MOD Minister announces FASGW(L) contract for Thales Philip Dunne MP, Minister of Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, today announced that Thales has been awarded a contract worth €56 million (£48 million) from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the demonstration and manufacture of the Future Anti Surface Guided Weapon (Light) system. Key points    … Read more »

Source: Thales, 17-Jun-14

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Thales avionics to equip Brazilian Army’s Esquilo/Fennec fleet

Thales avionics to equip Brazilian Army’s Esquilo/Fennec fleet

Thales will provide its Integrated Electronic Stand-by Instrument (IESI) to modernise the Esquilo/Fennec helicopter fleet of the Brazilian Army. A total of 36 helicopters will be retrofitted with the Thales system with completion expected in 2018. The first batch will be completed by 2014, whereby Thales’s IESI will be integrated into six initial helicopters by… Read more »

Source: Thales, 27-May-14

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Thales awarded $38M for Optimized Top Owl helmet display

Thales awarded $38M for Optimized Top Owl helmet display

Thales Defense & Security Inc., Clarksburg, Md., is being awarded a $38,527,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Optimized Top Owl (OTO) Helmet Mounted Sight and Display (HMSD) Sustainment Capability services for the H-1 Aircraft program. This contract includes the facility, labor, materials, parts, test and tooling equipment required for the OTO repair capabilities transition plan from… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Apr-14

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Thales Unveils Future Helicopter Cockpit at Heli-Expo

Thales Unveils Future Helicopter Cockpit at Heli-Expo

On the opening day of the HELI-EXPO 2014 show in Los Angeles, Thales unveils its Avionics 2020 new-generation helicopter cockpit. Modeled on the principles behind the ground-breaking Avionics 2020 for fixed wing aircraft presented at the 2013 Paris Air Show, this cockpit represents the new-generation in helicopter avionics. Avionics 2020 is the result of a number of partnerships,… Read more »

Source: Thales, 26-Feb-14

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Blueway to be launch customer for Thales training centre in Norway

Blueway to be launch customer for Thales training centre in Norway

Blueway is a market leader in Scandinavian on-shore and off-shore helicopter services, specialising in shuttle services and replacement of flare tips, as well as search & rescue, infrastructure and environmental operations. In particular, Blueway’s offshore activity is very well regarded in the Scandinavian oil and gas sector. The Thales training centre will answer to the… Read more »

Source: Thales, 29-Jan-14

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Global Helicopter Simulators Market 2014-2018

Global Helicopter Simulators Market 2014-2018

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:  Global Helicopter Simulators Market 2014-2018 TechNavio’s analysts forecast the Global Helicopter Simulators market to grow at a CAGR of 2.80 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the growing demand for commercial aircrafts…. Read more »

Source: Reportlinker, 21-Jan-14

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Thales to join SAF Group at shared helicopter training facility

Thales to join SAF Group at shared helicopter training facility

Following training centre openings across the UK and France, and the planned opening in Norway in 2015, Thales will join SAF Group, one of the key European players in the helicopter market, at a shared training centre in Albertville in the French Alps. The centre will feature two state-of-the-art Reality H Simulators, the most advanced… Read more »

Source: Thales, 16-Jan-14

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Thales EC635 simulator for Swiss Air Force gains Level-D certification

Thales EC635 simulator for Swiss Air Force gains Level-D certification

Thales is pleased to announce that the EC635 helicopter Full Flight Mission Simulator (FFMS) delivered to the Swiss Air Force has achieved JAR FSTD-H* Level D certification issued by Switzerland’s Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA). The Thales simulator, which is in service at Emmen Air Base, Switzerland, has therefore achieved the highest possible level… Read more »

Source: Thales, 15-Dec-13

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Thales awarded $8.8M order for H-60 sonar

Thales awarded $8.8M order for H-60 sonar

Thales Communication Inc., Clarksburg, Md., is being awarded $8,815,933 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7002 against previously awarded contract (N00383-13-G-003F) for the repair of six items for the airborne low frequency sonar system for the H-60 helicopter. Work will be performed at Clarksburg, Md. (28 percent); Brest, France (54 percent); and Johnstown, Pa. (18 percent), and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Nov-13

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Thales to equip AW159s for Republic of Korea Navy

Thales to equip AW159s for Republic of Korea Navy

AgustaWestland and Thales are under contract to supply COMPACT FLASH SONICS dipping sonars for the Republic of Korea Navy’s new AW159 Maritime Operations Helicopters. The COMPACT FLASH sonar is the newest member of Thales’s FLASH range of dipping sonars. This low-frequency, long-range sonar system is lighter and designed for smaller helicopters. It features an optimised,… Read more »

Source: Thales, 22-Oct-13

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Thales to deliver helicopter training services in Norway

Thales to deliver helicopter training services in Norway

Thales announced that it is opening a Helicopter Training Centre near Stavanger’s airport Sola in 2015. The Thales Training Centre will answer the increasing demand for local training services for Oil & Gas helicopter operators and will be operated by Thales Norway. The training will be based on Norwegian flight scenarios and will apply the… Read more »

Source: Thales, 27-Sep-13

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Thales partners FSL to deliver helicopter training services in China

Thales partners FSL to deliver helicopter training services in China

As part of its ever growing presence in the Chinese aerospace market, Thales is delighted to announce its partnership with Chinese Enterprise FSL for the delivery of civilian helicopter training solutions in China. At a ceremony, held today at the Thales Pavillion at the Paris Air Show in the presence of French Minister of Foreign… Read more »

Source: Thales, 26-Jun-13

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OEM Defence Services announces the signature with Eurocopter

OEM Defence Services announces the signature with Eurocopter

OEM Defence Services has signed with Eurocopter a five-year maintenance contract covering more than 100 equipment items, including avionics, hydraulics and mechanical systems, installed on all versions of the NH90 helicopter in service worldwide. The single contract covers through-life support services for the equipment and systems manufactured by five major players in the aerospace sector… Read more »

Source: Thales, 21-Jun-13

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FLASH SONICS sonar enters service with French Navy NH90

FLASH SONICS sonar enters service with French Navy NH90

During the three-month long deployment of the FREMM frigate Aquitaine, the implementation crew for the NH90 helicopter from 33F Squadron had an opportunity to experience the operational capabilities of the FLASH SONICS system. The FLASH system (Folding Light Acoustic System for Helicopters) is an active low-frequency airborne sonar that has been requested by the French Defence Procurement… Read more »

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Thales helps Romanian Navy expand Puma ASW capability

Thales helps Romanian Navy expand Puma ASW capability

Romanian helicopter manufacturer IAR Brasov has chosen Thales to supply TMS 2000 sonobuoy processors to equip IAR-330 Puma helicopters operated by the Romanian Navy. The processors will give the Romanian Navy a decisive anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability to detect submarines in the Black Sea, in particular as part of NATO missions. TMS 2000 processors offer… Read more »

Source: Thales, 17-Jun-13

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Thales I-Master radar completes Camcopter flight trials

Thales I-Master radar completes Camcopter flight trials

Thales’ I-Master radar system has successfully completed flight trials on-board a Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS (Unmanned Air System). The flight trials on CAMCOPTER® S-100 took place on 7 February 2013 at the Schiebel test facility in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The flights, each lasting several hours, successfully proved both sensor performance and the stability of data… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 19-Feb-13

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Raytheon/Thales team wins contract for helicopter helmet mounted displays

Raytheon/Thales team wins contract for helicopter helmet mounted displays

Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), together with teammate Thales Visionix Inc. (TVI), has won an award valued at $3.5 million for the engineering and manufacturing development of Common Helmet Mounted Display (CHMD) systems for the U.S. Army’s Air Soldier Program. Under the contract, the RTSC/TVI team will… Read more »

Source: Raytheon, 14-Feb-13

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AgustaWestland selects Thales dipping sonars

AgustaWestland selects Thales dipping sonars

Agusta Westland has selected Thales as the supplier of compact dipping sonars to equip its Lynx light helicopters for export markets. The latest in Thales’s FLASH range, the FLASH Compact is designed for smaller and lighter helicopters than those already using the FLASH sonar. The FLASH Compact sonar features an optimised, lightweight architecture as well as a… Read more »

Source: Thales, 07-Feb-13

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Thales at Aero India 2013

Thales at Aero India 2013

Thales will be participating in the Aero India exhibition, which takes in Bangalore from 6 to 10 February. Held every two years, Aero India is India’s largest exhibition for the aerospace sector. For defence programmes, Thales is recognised as a trusted partner of the Indian Army, Air Force and Navy. Thales will be showcasing its… Read more »

Source: Thales, 05-Feb-13

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Thales launches iPhone application

Thales launches iPhone application

The application provides quality information within an ergonomic layout for all Apple smartphone users. The Thales application encompasses five areas : Group : Thales headlines in real time plus the presentation of our five business activities Press : Direct link to all Thales press releases Sites : Worldwide Thales sites locations search tool, using geolocalisation Careers : Access to the… Read more »

Source: Thales, 07-Jan-13

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Thales unveils innovative motion system for Reality H helicopter simulator

Thales unveils innovative motion system for Reality H helicopter simulator

At the 2012 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), Thales is unveiling its latest-generation Reality H helicopter simulator equipped with the all-new, all-electric Hexaline high-fidelity, six-axis linear motion system. Hexaline harnesses the latest technological innovations to bring users major benefits in terms of life cycle cost and usability. Delivering greatly enhanced performance, the new… Read more »

Source: Thales, 05-Dec-12

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Thales’s Reality H simulator achieves dual qualification

Thales’s Reality H simulator achieves dual qualification

Thales has announced that its Reality H helicopter simulator installed at the training centre recently opened by helicopter operator SAF group in Albertville, France, has been granted FTD (Flight Training Device) Level 3 and FFS (Full Flight Simulator) Level B qualification by the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC), in accordance with European Aviation Safety Agency… Read more »

Source: Thales, 30-Oct-12

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French Navy awards support contract for NH90 FLASH sonars

French Navy awards support contract for NH90 FLASH sonars

The NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA), in the name of the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA), has awarded Thales a two-year contract, with a three-year extension close, to support 14 FLASH dipping sonars on the French Navy’s 27 NH90 NFH helicopters. Thales has extensive experience in the delivery of through-life support services for underwater warfare… Read more »

Source: Thales, 30-Oct-12

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Thales TopDeck avionics suite integrated in FAA-certified S76D

Thales TopDeck avionics suite integrated in FAA-certified S76D

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the Type Certificate for the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s S-76D™ helicopter which is equipped with the Thales TopDeck® avionics suite.  TopDeck is an integrated modular avionics suite in a glass cockpit, representing Thales’s most advanced avionics suite for rotor wing aircraft. The cockpit will feature a new “click to fly”… Read more »

Source: Thales, 19-Oct-12

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Héli-Union inaugurates its 365N3/N3+ Dauphin Simulator

Héli-Union inaugurates its 365N3/N3+ Dauphin Simulator

Eurocopter, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer on the civil and parapublic markets, and Héli-Union, the leading French civil helicopter operator, celebrate today the inauguration of a new simulator for the Dauphin AS365 N3/N3+ developed and built in partnership with Thales. The simulator certified last February is operational at Héli-Union’s training center in Angoulême, in the… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 19-Jun-12

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Thales Reality H simulator at Eurocopter South-East Asia receives dual certification

Thales Reality H simulator at Eurocopter South-East Asia receives dual certification

Thales announces that its Reality H helicopter simulator at Eurocopter’s training centre in South-East Asia has obtained FTD level 3 and FFS level B certification from the French civil aviation authority DGAC. Based in Singapore, this simulator serves the training needs of Eurocopter’s civil and military customers in the region. This certification to European JAR/EASA… Read more »

Source: Thales, 07-Jun-12

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Thales wins support contract for South African Rooivalk and Super Lynx

Thales wins support contract for South African Rooivalk and Super Lynx

Thales has been successfully selected by the South African Department of Defence, South African Air Force and ARMSCOR (Armaments Corporation of South Africa Ltd) for a five years Through Life Support [TLS] of all Thales avionics equipment on-board several fleets of aircrafts. Under the terms of the multi-year contract signed with Armscor, Thales will support… Read more »

Source: Thales, 30-May-12

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Thermal imager for Westpac Life Saver Rescue

Thermal imager for Westpac Life Saver Rescue

Sydney’s Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service has received a boost with the supply of an advanced thermal imaging camera from Thales Australia. The camera, from the company’s Sophie range of world-leading thermal imagers, will be used to help rescue crews detect and identify people in need of assistance. The camera works by identifying body… Read more »

Source: Thales, 23-May-12

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L-3 agrees to acquire Thales Training & Simulation

L-3 agrees to acquire Thales Training & Simulation

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Thales Training & Simulation Ltd’s civil aircraft simulation and training business. The purchase price is £83 million (approximately $132 million) and will be funded with cash on hand. Headquartered in Crawley, United Kingdom, the business employs approximately 400 people. It… Read more »

Source: L-3 Communications, 12-Apr-12

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Thales to provide GPS SAASM receivers for French Navy Lynx

Thales to provide GPS SAASM receivers for French Navy Lynx

Thales has been awarded a contract by the Service Industriel de l’Aéronautique (SIAé), France’s military aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul service, to supply stand-alone GPS receivers for the French Navy’s Lynx helicopters, which are currently being upgraded by the French defence procurement agency (DGA). Thales’s GNSS 1000-S receiver relies on SAASM (Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module)… Read more »

Source: Thales, 09-Apr-12

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Thales’s first Reality H simulator achieves dual qualification

Thales’s first Reality H simulator achieves dual qualification

On 29 February 2012, the first example of Thales’s new Reality H Dauphin N3/N3+ helicopter simulator was granted FTD Level 3 and FFS Level B qualification by the French civil aviation authority (DGAC). The Reality H simulator is based on the new generation of Thales products, designed to maximise training capacity and availability while offering… Read more »

Source: Thales, 28-Mar-12

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Thales appoints Chief Financial Officer

Thales appoints Chief Financial Officer

As of April 2012, Pascal Bouchiat will be joining Thales as Chief Financial Officer. He will be a member of the Group’s Executive Committee, in charge of financial control and accounting, corporate finance and treasury, investor relations, tax and insurance. Previously, Pascal Bouchiat had been Chief Financial Officer at Rhodia, in charge of finance, information… Read more »

Source: Thales, 17-Feb-12

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Thales installs Dauphin N3/N3+ simulator at Eurocopter South East Asia

Thales installs Dauphin N3/N3+ simulator at Eurocopter South East Asia

Thales, the European simulation market leader, has completed installation of a Full Flight Simulator for the Dauphin AS365 N3/N3+ helicopter at the Eurocopter South East Asia Training Centre in Singapore. The simulator is the first of its type in Asia and will meet the training requirements of civil and military customers of Eurocopter in the… Read more »

Source: Thales, 17-Feb-12

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Thales to supply Canadian Coast Guard’s Flight Following System

Thales to supply Canadian Coast Guard’s Flight Following System

Thales Canada announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) for a Flight Following System (FFS) to provide improved helicopter tracking. The project includes installing Flight Following Equipment in 22 helicopters, plus 17 helicopter-capable ships. “This FFS project further reinforces our position as a premier electronic systems integrator… Read more »

Source: Thales Canada, 11-Feb-12

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Boeing, Thales select EC135 for Australia’s HATS program

Boeing, Thales select EC135 for Australia’s HATS program

Boeing [NYSE: BA] subsidiary Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) and Thales Australia today named the Eurocopter EC135 as the preferred platform for their bid on the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Project AIR 9000 Phase 7 – Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS). “Boeing and Thales’ individual expertise and shared strengths, as well as a strong working relationship… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 27-Jan-12

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Fully integrated Thales cockpit offers increased functionality in S-76D

Fully integrated Thales cockpit offers increased functionality in S-76D

The Thales TopDeck® avionics suite to be installed in Sikorsky’s new S-76Dâ„¢ helicopter will offer new “click to fly” ability based on a concept that has never been installed on a helicopter before: the Icube-S concept of Intuitivity, Interactivity, Integration and Safety. The S-76D helicopter is the newest model in the popular S-76® helicopter series manufactured by… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Dec-11

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DCNS and Thales overcome UAV deck-landing hurdle

DCNS and Thales overcome UAV deck-landing hurdle

DCNS and Thales announced the launch of a supplementary phase for the Technology Demonstration of a system for automatic landing and deck-landing of UAVs (D2AD), which has just been notified by the French Defence Procurement Authority (DGA). Sea trials of the demonstrator are planned for 2012 using a French Navy frigate and a Boeing, H-6U… Read more »

Source: DCNS, 14-Nov-11

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First contract for Thales’ Lightweight Multi-role Missile

First contract for Thales’ Lightweight Multi-role Missile

Thales UK and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) have today announced an innovative approach to contracting under the principles of Team Complex Weapons (TCW). The two parties have agreed to ‘re-role’ previously contracted budgets to facilitate the full-scale development, series production and introduction of the Lightweight Multi-role Missile (LMM) into service for UK Armed… Read more »

Source: Thales, 06-Apr-11

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Thales enhances its TopDeck avionics suite

Thales enhances its TopDeck avionics suite

hales announced today that it has been working on significant functional enhancements on its TopDeck avionics suite in order to anticipate operators requests, which will contribute to further improving the helicopter’s performance. Previously selected by Sikorsky to equip the new version of it’s S-76D commercial helicopter with the TopDeck avionics suite, Thales is now enhancing… Read more »

Source: Thales, 08-Mar-11

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Thales enhances its TopDeck avionics suite aboard S-76D

Thales enhances its TopDeck avionics suite aboard S-76D

Thales announced today that it has been working on significant functional enhancements on its TopDeck avionics suite in order to anticipate operators requests, which will contribute to further improving the helicopter’s performance. Previously selected by Sikorsky to equip the new version of it’s S-76D commercial helicopter with the TopDeck avionics suite, Thales is now enhancing… Read more »

Source: Thales, 06-Mar-11

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Boeing, Thales to pursue Helicopter Aircrew Training opportunity

Boeing, Thales to pursue Helicopter Aircrew Training opportunity

Boeing [NYSE: BA] subsidiary Boeing Defence Australia and Thales Australia signed a Memorandum of Understanding today at the 2011 Australian International Airshow to pursue Project Air 9000 Phase 7 – Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) for the Australian Defence Force. The companies will work together to design a fully integrated HATS solution for the Australian… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 03-Mar-11

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Samtel Thales Avionics JV is officially incorporated

Samtel Thales Avionics JV is officially incorporated

Bangalore, India, 09 February 2011 – Samtel Display Systems Ltd. and Thales Avionics SA are proud to announce the official incorporation of their new Joint Venture company, Samtel Thales Avionics Ltd. “This is a key step for Thales in India and its ambitious development plan, actively encouraged by the Indian Defence Ministry,” said Yves Joannic,… Read more »

Source: Thales, 10-Feb-11

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Thales wins 365N3 simulator contract with Eurocopter South East Asia

Thales wins 365N3 simulator contract with Eurocopter South East Asia

Neuilly-sur-Seine – Thales today announced that it has been selected by Eurocopter to produce a second N3 Dauphin flight simulator for its Dauphin helicopter. This simulator will be operational from 2012 at Eurocopter’s South East Asia facility. The N3 Dauphin flight simulator has been designed to meet the training needs of Eurocopter and its civil… Read more »

Source: Thales Training & Simulation, 10-Aug-10

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Upgrades for RAF Chinooks include iPad-Like slate

Upgrades for RAF Chinooks include iPad-Like slate

The military equivalent of an iPad for pilots’ mission planning will be among the features included in the avionics upgrade of 46 Royal Air Force Chinooks to the Mk.4 standard, said Peter Hitchcock, Avionics VP at Thales UK

Source: Defense News, 22-Jul-10

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AgustaWestland and Thales unveil Enhanced Airborne Surveillance and Control capability

AgustaWestland and Thales unveil Enhanced Airborne Surveillance and Control capability

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Thales recently unveiled an enhanced Airborne Surveillance and Control (ASaC) capability, at RNAS Yeovilton on 10th July during the Fleet Air Arm’s annual Air Day. The low cost, low risk capability builds upon the combat proven Sea King Mk7 ASaC Cerberus mission system and Searchwater 2000 radar, to provide enhanced… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Jul-10

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