9-Apr-2012 Source: Thales
Thales has been awarded a contract by the Service Industriel de l’AÃ©ronautique (SIAÃ©), 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).
Thalesâ€™s GNSS 1000-S receiver relies on SAASM (Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module) technology to access military GPS encrypted signals. This technology also uses state-of-the-art signal processing offering extended satellite tracking capabilities in terms of precision, integrity, availability and jamming resistance in severe operational conditions.
This contract consolidates Thalesâ€™s European leadership in the field of military GPS receivers, which already equip FREMM multi-mission frigates, cruise missiles, Tiger helicopters, C-135 refuelling aircraft, Atlantique-2 marine patrol aircraft and Mirage 2000D fighters in service with the French armed forces, and the tanker aircraft being delivered for the UKâ€™s FSTA (Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft) programme.
The GNSS 1000-S is part of Thalesâ€™s suite of GNSS* products which will be presented at the European Navigation Conference in Gdansk, Poland, from 25-27 April, 2012 on the Galileo Services booth.