Tag Archives: Thales Group

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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Iridium Certus Broadband Service Enters On-Orbit Test; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications has initiated on-orbit tests of the company’s broadband service platform built to deliver global L-band connectivity through the NEXT satellite constellation. The company said Thursday it uploaded software to the NEXT satellites that are already in orbit to activate the Iridium Certus communications service. Certus entered live testing Sept. …

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Aircraft Carrier Alliance-Built HMS Queen Elizabeth Reaches UK Homeport

A U.K. aircraft carrier built by a BAE Systems–Babcock–Thales Group alliance has arrived at its homeport in Portsmouth, England for the first time. The British defense ministry said Wednesday sailors and a flypast from the Fleet Air Arm welcomed the Aircraft Carrier Alliance-built HMS Queen Elizabeth ship that will support F-35 trial flights beginning …

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Visiongain Report: Global Military Drone Market’s 2016 Revenue Hit $7.4B

A Visiongain report has estimated worldwide revenue for military unmanned aerial vehicles reached $7.4 billion last year. The company’s Military UAV Market Report 2016-2026 report  also covers analyses and forecasts on high-altitude long endurance UAVs, medium-altitude long-endurance drones and three other military UAV submarkets over the next 10 years in eight countries that include the …

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RegistrarDaily: New Report Names Top Firms in Airborne Systems Surveillance Radar Industry

A new report has named the top manufacturers in the airborne systems surveillance radar industry based on their present and potential sales and revenue, RegistrarDaily reported Monday. The Airborne Systems Surveillance Radar market research provided information on the business, revenue segmentation and products of the companies, as well as their market growth forcast, …

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Visiongain: Military Land Vehicle Electronics Market’s 2016 Revenue to Hit $3B

A report from research firm Visiongain estimates that global revenue for military land vehicle electronics will reach $3.3 billion this year. The company’s “Military Land Vehicle Electronics Market Report 2016-2026” report also predicts that technology development efforts will help drive sales growth for the sector over the next 10 years, ReportBuyer said Monday. Vistronics also forecasts …

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State Dept OKs Sentinel AN/MPQ-64F1 Radar, Humvee Sale to Egypt

The State Department has approved Egypt’s request to purchase Sentinel AN/MPQ-64F1 radars, High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles Ml 152 and related support from the U.S. government under a potential $70 million foreign military sales agreement. ThalesRaytheonSystems, a joint venture of Thales Group and Raytheon, will serve as principal contractor for the sale that covers eight Sentinel …

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Grand View Research: Military Radar Market Worth $14B in 8 Years

A Grand View Research report predicts the global military radar market will reach $13.78 billion in value by 2024 due to an increasing demand for border safety. The use of radar technology in weapon guidance, air traffic control and collision avoidance systems is also projected to drive market growth, Grand View Research said Thursday. The projected growth will also …

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MBDA-Led Consortium to Demo Laser Capacity for UK Military

The U.K. military has selected MBDA to demonstrate a capacity to field laser-directed weapons that can potentially urge the country’s navy and other services to utilize similar systems, Defense News reported Sunday. Andrew Chuter writes MBDA leads a bid team called UK Dragonfire that includes BAE Systems, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Marshall Defense and Aerospace and Qinetiq to develop a solid …

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