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01 December 2015

I/ITSEC 2015: Thales Won French Navy Simulator Support Contract

Thales has been chosen by the French Navy to provide through-life support (TLS) for almost all of its simulators. The six-year contract with the Navy’s fleet support department (SSF) calls for the support of 41 simulators at six naval facilities in France. These simulators cover a broad spectrum of operations and all deployment contexts, from shipboard system maintenance to surface vessel crew training as well as firing simulators for the MISTRAL missile, 12.7mm and 20mm guns and other weapons. They are used to train the crews of all French Navy surface vessels, including its multi-mission frigates, air defence frigates, and the CHARLES DE GAULLE aircraft carrier. The new TLS contract covers simulators delivered from the 1990s to today, including systems currently on order.

For surface vessels, Thales provides highly integrated systems for the training of crews, command personnel and sensor and weapon operators. Thales is present in the submarine segment, with pre- and in-service training systems deployed around the world. Solutions include submarine control simulators and combat system trainers. Thales delivers training solutions for a range of maritime patrol aircraft and helicopters, including highly realistic simulation of sensors (sonar, radar, EO/IR, etc.) and weapon systems, in an environment reproducing the most severe sea states. Advanced tactical environments can be tailored to the specific requirements of naval forces and their operational contexts. Thales has developed computer-based training (CBT) solutions for a number of vessel types around the world. These solutions are available on mobile platforms and are used for initial and operational training as well as for training in shipboard system maintenance

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