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  • Report: France Awards $4B Frigate Devt Contract to DCNS, Thales - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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, Tran reported. French defense minister Jean-Yves […] More

  • MBDA to Support France-UK Missile Tech Development Effort - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MBDA to Support France-UK Missile Tech Development Effort

    The governments of France and the U.K. have agreed to invest approximately $53.9 million each to collaborate on the development of future missile technologies and long-range weapons with MBDA. The British government said Tuesday the Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon program will commence with a three-year concept phase that aims to replace, update or create weapons for […] More

  • Airbus-Telespazio Alliance Gets Follow-On Contract for France Maritime Surveillance Services - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus-Telespazio Alliance Gets Follow-On Contract for France Maritime Surveillance Services

    A team comprising Airbus Group‘s defense and space unit and Telespazio‘s French subsidiary has secured a follow-on contract to provide satellite-based maritime surveillance services to the French navy. France’s maritime zone commanders will have access to a portal of radar and optical satellite images as well as automatic identification system data under the four-year Trimaran 2 program, Airbus said Thursday. Airbus and Telespazio […] More

  • Airbus, Actia Telecom Win Satcom Terminal Production Contract From French Agency - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus, Actia Telecom Win Satcom Terminal Production Contract From French Agency

    Airbus‘ defense and space subsidiary and Actia Telecom have landed a contract from the French defense procurement agency to install naval satcom terminals on 17 French navy vessels. The two companies will work together to equip the vessels with the Comcept broadband communication system, an all-IP network utilized by the French armed forces in 2015, Airbus said Monday. The […] More

  • Thales, BAE to Develop Underwater Countermeasure Prototypes for France, UK - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Thales, BAE to Develop Underwater Countermeasure Prototypes for France, UK

    Thales and BAE Systems will collaborate with their partners in France and in the U.K. to develop an autonomous system intended to detect and counter sea mines and underwater explosive devices. The team will work to design a system prototype during the contract“™s first phase, then manufacture and test the future mine countermeasure systems of […] More

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