By Olivia Bugault


European plane maker Airbus SE and French aerospace-and-defense company Thales won a contract from the French defense procurement agency to upgrade the French Forces' capabilities for critical-signals monitoring, direction finding and spectrum analysis, the companies said Thursday.

Under the 10-year deal, they will equip the three French armed forces with a common information system, called a joint tactical signals intelligence system, they said.

The new system "will upgrade the electronic warfare capabilities of front-line units, providing a set of high-performance portable or vehicle-mounted assets compatible with the latest communications technologies," the companies said.

The companies didn't disclose details on the financial value of the contract.


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February 11, 2021 05:46 ET (10:46 GMT)

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