Travel Industry News at TravelNewsAsia.com since 1997. Interviews, podcasts, videos, pictures and more
Mon, 15 February 2021

Thales and Airbus to Upgrade France's Electronic Warfare Capabilities

(15 Feb 2021) DGA, the French defence procurement agency, has awarded Thales and Airbus a contract for a new joint tactical signals intelligence (SIGINT) system to upgrade the French forces' critical signals monitoring, direction finding and spectrum analysis capabilities.

The 10-year contract will equip the three armed forces with a common information system and set of sensors and is designated a high-impact programme (PEM), alongside CONTACT and SCORPION, under France's defence spending plan.

The tactical SIGINT programme 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.

French tactical joint intelligence system of electromagnetic origin (ROEM). Click to enlarge.

The new system to monitor and localise enemy communications will support tactical manoeuvres in the theatre of operations. It will equip the electronic support vehicles of the French Army's 54th Signals Regiment (SCORPION programme), the French Navy's front-line warships and the Atlantique 2 maritime patrol aircraft, and could be deployed to protect air bases on military operations overseas.

The system will be the only one of its kind in service with the French forces. All three armed forces will rely on the same logistics infrastructure to simplify training of specialist operators and optimise through-life support delivery.

Thales will draw on the SIGINT expertise developed by the group on several legacy programmes: COHORTE (the current French Army tactical SIGINT system), MINREM (French Navy SIGINT system), ARCHANGE (French Air Force new-generation SIGINT aircraft) and CLOVIS (strategic interministerial communications localisation project). Thales will also build on its capabilities in end-to-end communications, radio communications and communications security.

"As risks evolve and expand, reliable intelligence is an essential element of sovereignty and a strategic asset for operational decision-making, force protection, territorial integrity and civil security. We are proud to be taking part in this programme to upgrade France's intelligence capabilities in support of front-line forces across all environments and to be helping to keep them safe and effective on their crucial missions" said Marc Darmon, Executive Vice President, Secure Communications and Information Systems, Thales.

Airbus will provide its expertise in strategic ELINT systems, drawing on its experience on programmes such as RAMSES (strategic radio and satellite communications information system) and PARADOS (radio signal acquisition sensor). These systems are currently in operational service with France's defence intelligence agency (DRM), the French Army, the French Air and Space Force, and the French Navy. Airbus will also draw on its complex-systems integration and security know-how.

The first phase of the programme will provide the three armed forces with an initial operational capability for signals monitoring, with subsequent optional tranches to significantly increase the number of units in service. New functions (new data analytics functions for the information system, expanded detection and technical analysis capabilities, etc.) will be added incrementally over the term of the contract to provide the French armed forces with a set of state-of-the-art electronic warfare systems and capabilities.

"Our armed forces face an increasing number of threats and need to rely on ever expanding volumes of data," said Franois Lombard, Director of Intelligence Business at Airbus Defence and Space. "Combined with aerial and satellite imagery and other sources, these new electronic intelligence capabilities will make it possible to identify these threats, and above all to characterise them with significantly greater precision."

See latest Travel Industry News, Video Interviews, Podcasts and other news regarding: COVID19, Thales, Airbus, Defence, SIGINT.

Headlines: Hong Kong Airport Reports 127.4% Increase in Passenger Numbers  Qantas Brings Forward Resumption of International Flights to 1 November  Thai AirAsia X Expands Options For Those With Tickets To/From Japan, Korea  Emirates Celebrates Start of T20 World Cup with Special A380 Livery  Indonesia's Artotel Group Fuels Expansion with Series B Financing  Marriott Signs First Westin Hotel in Sao Paulo, Brazil  France Presents Shinya Katanozaka with Legion d'Honneur  Smiths Detection's BioFlash Air Sampler Can Detect Variants of COVID19  Melia's Third Hotel in Thailand to Open in December  John Davison, President and CEO of Four Seasons, to Retire in 2022  Etihad Airways Signs UPA Retailing Agreement with ATPCO  Marriott to Almost Double Number of St. Regis Resorts in Next Few Years  Malaysia Airlines and SEGi Sign MOU to Strengthen Aviation's Talent Pipeline  British Airways Launches Cabin Crew Recruitment Drive  JCAB Approves ANA's A320 and A380 MFF Operations  Boeing Appoints Heidi Grant as Vice President of Business Development  Frontier Airlines to Save Time and Money with Skywise Health Monitoring  7,200 Solar Panels Make Four Seasons Seychelles Even More Sustainable  Air Astana to Launch Flights to Phuket, Thailand; Increase Dubai Service  Air Canada to Increase Flights to Delhi, India  Singapore Airlines Partners Golden Door Spa Resort in California  UK Recovery Severely Delayed by Lack of Spending by International Visitors  Embraer-CAE Training Services to Establish Phenom 300E FFS in USA  Steering Group to Study Feasibility of Establishing Women's Lions Team  Elbit Systems Upgrades E-LynX Family of Software Defined Radios  Ascott Signs 1,905 Serviced Residences in Hanoi, Vietnam  Schedule for HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2022  CEVA Logistics First to Achieve CEIV Lithium Battery Certification  Cathay Pacific to Increase NDC Content on Amadeus  Amber Asher Appointed CEO of Standard International  Accor Implements GroupSync  Bombardier Signs MOU with Signature Flight Support  IATA Calls on Air Cargo Industry to Continue Working Together  SIA to Launch Vancouver, Seattle Flights; Convert San Francisco to VTL Service  COVID Helped Us Fast-Track Our Transformation Plans, says Tony Fernandes  Robert Cousins Appointed GM of Niccolo Suzhou  Kathy Fong Appointed CM of Sabre's Travel Agency Business in Hong Kong  Burj Al Arab in Dubai Starts Charging for Hotel Tours  Captain Izham Ismail Joins IATA's Board of Governors  Dassault Showcasing Full-Scale Falcon 10X Cabin Mockup at NBAA-BACE  NetJets Orders Up To 100 More Embraer Aircraft  Singapore Airlines Expands Vaccinated Travel Lane Network to 14 Cities  AirAsia Indonesia to Resume Jakarta - Bali Flights on 14 October  Qantas to Operate Direct London Flights Via Darwin, Australia  British Airways to Resume Airbus A380 Flights  Emirates to Add HBO Max to Inflight Entertainment  Air France to Operate Flights to 182 Destinations This Winter  Whitbread to Convert Former Police Station into a hub by Premier Inn  Air Belgium Takes Delivery of First of Two Airbus A330-900s  Smiths Detection Opens Technology Development Centre in Bangalore, India  France Bestows Peter Borer of HSH with Legion of Honour  Plaza Premium Opens Lounge at London Gatwick Airport  Dassault Aviation Upgrades Interior of Falcon 8X  ATR Opens High Tech Customer Experience Studio in Toulouse, France  United Airlines to Operate 91% of Domestic Capacity in December  Global Medical Response Orders 21 More Airbus Helicopters  BIG Members Can Now Redeem Points for Tech Courses at airasia academy  UK Reduces Red List from 54 Countries to Just Seven  Ascott Opens First lyf in China; Signs Second lyf in Bangkok, Thailand  AirAsia Signs Deal to Convert Remaining A320s on Order to A321neos  Quarantine Remains Biggest Deterrent to Air Travel  Outrageous Airport and ANSP Charges Will Stall Recovery, IATA Warns  Travellers Must be Fully Vaccinated to Fly with AirAsia Malaysia  United Airlines to Accept PayPal for Inflight Purchases  Jet2 Orders 15 More Airbus A321neo Aircraft  ATAG Calls on Governments to Support Net Zero Goal  VLCC Wellness Medi-Spa to Open at Avani+ Hua Hin in January  Six More Airlines Expand Use of IATA Travel Pass  Honeywell Launches New Aircraft Cockpit System  Emirates Signs New Distribution Agreement with Sabre  GKN and KTH Developing Fan Technology for Electric Aircraft  CWT Appoints Cristina Scott as Head of Financial Services  Air Caledonie Expands GMA Contract with ATR  Qatar Airways and RwandAir Sign Codeshare Agreement  IATA AGM to Take Place in China for Third Time in 2022  ICAO Adopts International Standard for Vaccine Certificates  SLH Promotes Sustainable Hotels with Launch of the 'Considerate Collection'  Global Air Transport Industry Commits to Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050  Eve Signs LOI to Develop UAM Ecosystem in Latin America with Avantto  Airline Industry Losses in 2020-2022 Expected to Reach US$201 Billion  Centara to Open 607-Room Resort in Dubai  Korean Air Receives Airbus A220 Best Operational Excellence 2021 Award  Qatar Airways Launches Themed Stopover Packages  Embraer Reports Strong Demand for Agricultural Aircraft  New COVD19 Screening Facilities Open at KLIA  Air Canada to Expand Cold Chain Handling Capabilities at Toronto Pearson  Flyr Implements Range of Airline Solutions from SITA  UNWTO Partners Netflix to Promote Screen Tourism  Gulf Air Launches Flights Between Bahrain and Tel Aviv, Israel  Beyeonics Surgical and Beyeonics Vision Raise $36 Million  Qantas to Resume Int. Flights in November; SYD-LHR and SYD-LAX First  Thai AirAsia to Expand Domestic Network  Kew Green to Manage First Collection of Light Human Hotels  Int. Passenger Demand Down 68.8% in August; All Regions Show Improvement  Qatar Airways to Increase Flights to Egypt  CWT Partners TST to Simplify Tax and Immigration Compliance for Travellers  Bombardier Signs Firm Order for 20 Challenger 3500 Business Jets  Simpson Marine Sells Two Luxury Sanlorenzo Yachts  Qatar Airways Resumes Flights to Medina, Saudi Arabia  Sabre Launches SynXis Property Hub  Kew Green Signs Three More Hotels in Bangkok, Thailand  Air France Takes Delivery of First of 60 Airbus A220 Aircraft  Boeing Appoints Kuljit Ghata-Aura as President - Middle East, Turkey and Africa  Hokkaido Air System Takes Delivery of Third ATR 42-600  Sebastien Carre Returns to Mauritius as RVP and GM of Four Seasons Resort  Air Cargo Demand in August Increases 7.7% on Pre-COVID19 Levels  Argentina Extends Contract to Host MotoGP for Further Three Years  Korean Air Completes Largest IT Modernization Project in its 52-Year History  Neil Palmer Joins Six Senses as COO  Radisson Appoints Evelyn Wong as VP Finance, Tax & IT - Asia Pacific  American Airlines Signs Codeshare Agreement with IndiGo  Executive Appointments at Outrigger Hospitality in Thailand  HD Videos and Interviews  Podcasts from HD Video Interviews  RSS News Feed and Ticker  Travel Trade Shows  High-Res Picture Galleries  Travel News Asia - Latest Travel Industry News 

Receive our Latest Travel News Daily Email free of charge by entering your email address and name in the boxes to the right and clicking subscribe. By subscribing, you agree with Revue's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. You can also receive the news by WhatsApp, stay updated with our RSS Feed Travel Industry News by TravelNewsAsia.com, and even Add the Headlines to Your Website free of charge. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.

     
Advertising
Advertising
Copyright © 1997-2021 TravelNewsAsia.com