Sydneyâ€™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 companyâ€™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 »
L-3 CommunicationsÂ (NYSE: LLL) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Thales Training & Simulation Ltdâ€™s civil aircraft simulation and training business. The purchase price is Â£83 million (approximatelyÂ $132 million) and will be funded with cash on hand. Headquartered inÂ Crawley, United Kingdom, the business employs approximately 400 people. It… Read more »
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 »
As of April 2012, Pascal Bouchiat will be joining Thales as Chief Financial Officer. He will be a member of the Groupâ€™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 »
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 »
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. â€œThis FFS project further reinforces our position as a premier electronic systems integrator… Read more »
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 â€“ Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS). “Boeing and Thales’ individual expertise and shared strengths, as well as a strong working relationship… Read more »
The Thales TopDeckÂ®Â avionics suite to be installed in Sikorskyâ€™s new S-76Dâ„¢ helicopter will offer new â€œclick to flyâ€ 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-76Â®Â helicopter series manufactured by… Read more »
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 »
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 â€˜re-roleâ€™ 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 »
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 helicopterâ€™s performance. Previously selected by Sikorsky to equip the new version of itâ€™s S-76D commercial helicopter with the TopDeck avionics suite, Thales is now enhancing… Read more »
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 helicopterâ€™s performance. Previously selected by Sikorsky to equip the new version of itâ€™s S-76D commercial helicopter with the TopDeck avionics suite, Thales is now enhancing… Read more »
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 â€“ 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 »
Bangalore, India, 09 February 2011 â€“ 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. â€œThis is a key step for Thales in India and its ambitious development plan, actively encouraged by the Indian Defence Ministry,â€ said Yves Joannic,… Read more »
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 Eurocopterâ€™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 »
The military equivalent of an iPad for pilotsâ€™ 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
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 »
Turkeyâ€™s Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) selected Aselsan to develop and produce the Helmet Integrated Cueing System (HICS) for the Turkish T129 tactical reconnaissance and attack helicopter. Used for situational awareness and weapon cueing, the HICS system will incorporate latestgeneration image intensifier tubes for tactical night flight. The wide-field (40Â°) binocular cueing system will display… Read more »
The Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) has awarded Thales Norway a contract to supply the Swedish Armed Forces with a new Command and Control (C2) system for helicopter units. According to the contract, Thales will be responsible for system design, integration and supply of C2 systems for Helicopter Units within the Swedish Armed Forces (SwAF)…. Read more »
Aviation Avionics & Instrument Corporation (AAIC) today announced the signing of a License Service Agreement with Thales Avionics, Inc. This multi-year agreement involves servicing of rotorcraft products within the Thales Avionics family. Under this agreement AAIC will receive technical support, including spare parts, along with all revision upgrades. â€œThis brings two companies with long established… Read more »
Thales has been awarded a contract to equip French Army helicopter pilots with HELIE night vision goggles. The contract relates to the supply of about 1 500 pairs of night vision goggles in several batches. The first production units will be delivered during 2011, followed by deliveries spread over the next five years.
Coinciding with the ceremony to mark the beginning of the 2009-2010 training year, the French Army Light Aviation training application school (EA-ALAT) today inaugurated two helicopter simulator training centres: the Tiger simulation centre at the Franco-German Tiger training school, and the EA-ALAT simulation centre.
Today, Helisim inaugurated its first NH90 flight simulator at the training center in Marignane (France) where it will be used to train military helicopter pilots. Helisim is a company jointly created by Eurocopter, Thales and DCI. The Australian Army Aviation, the French Navy and the French Army Air Corps will be the first customers to… Read more »
Thales has secured an order from prime contractor Australian Aerospace to upgrade the TopOwl Helmet-Mounted Sight Display Modules fitted to Australia’s Tiger helicopters.Â TopOwl HMSD links the pilot directly to the armaments, night-vision and navigation systems of the army’s armed reconnaissance helicopters.