Thales wins French defence radio contract


French defence and aerospace group Thales said it had won a contract to supply France’s armed forces with next-generation radios, the first tranche of which was worth 263 million euros ($331.54 million).

Thales said it was notified by the French defence procurement agency on Thursday and said the contract was linked to a six-country project to develop and produce a new breed of military radios in Europe, Reuters reports.