Airbus, Thales Get Contract to Upgrade French Forces' Electronic Warfare Abilities
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
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