Tag Archives: France

BAE Electronic Systems Unit Wins Maintenance IDIQ for USAF Radar Warning Receivers

BAE Systems’ electronic and information systems unit has received a potential $48.6 million contract to provide engineering support and maintenance services for the U.S. Air Force’s ALR 56C and 56M radar warning receivers. BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration will work on the electronic warfare RWRs and other related …

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Airbus-Naval Group Consortium Picked for French Unmanned Helicopter Demonstrator Program

A consortium of Airbus Group‘s helicopters business and French defense contractor Naval Group has received a contract from France’s defense procurement agency to help develop an unmanned helicopter demonstrator. Airbus said Thursday the team will conduct a study to determine potential technologies for the French military’s future Navy Airborne Drone System, …

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AWS Opens New Cloud Region in France

Amazon Web Services has launched a new cloud region in France to help commercial and government customers run applications and store data within the country. AWS said Monday the AWS EU (Paris) Region represents the company’s fourth cloud region in Europe and 18th technology infrastructure region in the world. The new region includes three infrastructures called availability zones that …

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MBDA Delivers Initial Missiles and Firing Posts to French Military

MBDA has delivered the initial set of 50 missiles and 20 firing posts needed for the French armed forces’ new man-portable weapon system. The company said Thursday it developed the MMP missile system to incrementally replace the Milan, HOT and ERYX anti-tank missiles that are currently in service with France’s military. The French defense procurement agency aims …

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Naval Group, Fincantieri Team Up to Pursue Canadian Surface Combatant Ship Program

Naval Group and Fincantieri have partnered to submit a joint proposal to the Canadian government for the development of a surface combat ship. Both companies aim to offer Canada an “off-the-shelf” naval platform based on the FREMM multimission frigate designed for French and Italian navies, Fincantieri said Friday. Canada intends to procure up to 15 …

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Thales Alenia Space Deploys ‘Collaborative’ Robots to Aid Satellite Production

Thales Alenia Space has begun to operate company-developed “collaborative” robots to support satellite production efforts alongside human employees at two separate facilities. The company said Wednesday its Collaborative Robot Addressed To Operative Solutions platform is currently deployed at a plant in L’Aquila, Italy, while the Saphir robot is located at a facility in …

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Saab Tapped for MBDA’s ‘Meteor’ Missile Radar Subsystem

Saab has received a contract worth approximately $18.35 million for the delivery of radar subsystems to be incorporated into air-to-air missiles that MBDA is developing under a European multi-lateral program. The order covers the delivery of Saab’s radar proximity fuze subsystems for integration with Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missiles through 2021, Saab said …

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Thales Picks Nine Startups to Join Cyber Program at France-Based Business Hub

Thales has selected nine startup companies to join a six-month, cybersecurity-focused business development program led by the company at the Station F startup campus in France. The company said Wednesday that it looks to bolster its cybersecurity portfolio and foster innovation through partnerships between startups, small and medium-size enterprises as well as …

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Airbus, Thales Extend Military Flight Simulator Supply Partnership

Airbus has ordered an additional two flight training simulators from Thales for the AM400 military transport aircraft crewmen of the French and German air forces. Both simulators are designed to prepare A400M crews for missions such as in-flight refueling and low-level tactical operations, Thales said Tuesday. Thales has delivered A400M full flight simulators and a pair …

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Stu Spath: Lockheed Resumes Testing, Integration Work on NASA’s ‘InSight’ Mars Lander

Lockheed Martin has resumed testing and assembly work on a spacecraft at its Denver, Colorado-based facility in preparation for NASA’s upcoming Mars mission that seeks to explore the red planet’s deep interior. The Lockheed-built Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport lander is scheduled to launch on May …

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Accenture Survey: 73% of Govt Technology Leaders Cite Security, Privacy as Potential Emerging Tech Advantages

Seventy-three percent of 774 government technology leaders who responded to a global survey by Accenture said they believe the use of emerging technology can help public agencies secure data and protect privacy. Accenture said Wednesday it surveyed government technology leaders from nine countries about emerging technologies such as analytics, predictive modeling, internet …

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