Tag Archives: France

Lockheed, French Shipbuilder Open Office to Support Australia’s Submarine Devt Program

Lockheed Martin and French shipbuilding company Naval Group, formerly DCNS, have opened an office in Cherbourg, France, to accommodate submarine designers and naval engineers who will support Australia’s Future Submarine Program. Lockheed said Sunday its Australian arm and Naval Group will collaborate with Australia’s defense department to produce a fleet of 12 …

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Airbus-OneWeb JV Opens Satellite Assembly Hub

A joint venture of OneWeb and Airbus’ defense and space business has opened a new facility in Toulouse, France, to support assembly and integration work on a constellation of 900 satellites designed to provide internet communications services. OneWeb Satellites will use the 49,000-square-foot production line to validate manufacturing methods for the low-Earth …

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Thales Opens Cybersecurity Operation Center in Hong Kong

Thales has established a Hong Kong-based cybersecurity hub in a move to provide continuous cyber surveillance services to customers throughout Asia. The facility is Thales’ fifth Cybersecurity Operation Center in the world and will support the company’s efforts to help mitigate cyber threats facing government agencies, financial institutions, critical infrastructure operators and enterprises in …

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Report: France Awards $4B Frigate Devt Contract to DCNS, Thales

France’s defense procurement agency has named DCNS and Thales as prime contractors on a potential $4.1 billion contract to build five intermediate frigates for the French navy, Defense News reported Monday. Pierre Tran writes DCNS and Thales will respectively serve as shipbuilder and electronics provider of Belharra-class frigates under the contract. The first delivery will occur in 2023, …

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Leonardo to Equip Italian Navy’s NH90 Helicopters With ‘Friend or Foe’ Identification Tech

Leonardo has secured an $11.6 million contract from a NATO agency to supply friend-or-foe identification systems for the Italian navy’s NH90 frigate helicopters. The company said Tuesday it will equip the NH90 fleet with the Mode 5 SIT434/5 IFF platform to help Italy’s naval personnel distinguish between potential threats and friendly forces. NATO member countries …

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French Defense Procurement Agency Taps Airbus DS-ENGIE Ineo Team for Air Operations Comms Network

The French defense procurement agency has awarded a team consisting of ENGIE Ineo and Airbus‘ defense and space business an eight-year contract for a communications network that will help manage the air operations of the country’s defense ministry. Airbus said Monday the consortium will support the design, deployment and compliance of the DESCARTES STCA operational telephone and security …

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Safran to Update Navigation System of France’s Ballistic Missile Submarines

Safran‘s electronics and defense business has been selected to design and build a new global navigation system for integration into the Triomphant-class ballistic missile nuclear submarines of the French navy. The company said Monday it will use feedback from the fleet’s current laser gyro-based navigation systems and other new technologies to develop a new …

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France Orders Thales Mini Reconnaissance UAVs

Thales has been selected to supply up to 210 mini unmanned aerial vehicles to France beginning next year in an effort to help the country’s armed forces access imagery in real time. France’s defense procurement agency asked the company to provide Spy’Ranger  reconnaissance UAVs, ground equipment and related technical support to the French …

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DCNS Opens New Australia-Based Office to Support Country’s Submarine Replacement Project

France-based naval shipbuilder DCNS has established a new headquarters for its Australian subsidiary that will design the future submarine of Australia’s navy as part of an intergovernmental agreement between the two countries. DCNS said Wednesday its Adelaide Future Submarine Facility is scheduled to begin operations in early 2017 and will support activities such as the transfer of …

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Accenture Report: 70% of Govt Agencies Eye Emerging Technologies

An Accenture survey says 70 percent of government agencies evaluate the potential of “emerging” technologies such as advanced analytics, Internet of Things, intelligent process automation, video analytics, biometrics, machine learning and natural language processing. Accenture said Tuesday the “Emerging Technologies in Public Service” report explores the adoption of emerging technologies in health, social services, justice, revenue, border …

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UK, France to Continue Underwater Drone Devt Partnership Under Mine Countermeasures Program

The U.K.’s defense ministry and France’s defence procurement agency have agreed to continue their partnership on a program that seeks to develop an unmanned system designed to detect and neutralize underwater improvised explosive devices. Thales will collaborate with BAE Systems, SAAB, ASV Global and ECA Group to use first-stage designs …

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DCNS, Airbus’ Helicopters Business to Design French Navy’s Aerial Drone

DCNS and Airbus Group‘s helicopter business unit have partnered to design a vertical take off and landing drone system for France’s navy. Airbus said Thursday DCNS will design and develop components for the ship-based operation and integration of the VSR700 drone such as payload specification and validation as well as mission data links. DCNS will …

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