Thales at Dubai Airshow

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Thales will participate in the Dubai Airshow exhibition, which takes place in Dubai from 17 to 21 November. Present in the Middle East for over 35 years, Thales has developed outstanding relationships and partnerships with countries of this region, and is widely recognised as a reliable partner for local companies.

Thales will be showcasing its capabilities in a number of areas:

Advanced air defence: Thales is the only company in Europe able to deliver a fully integrated air defence capability, from radars and C2 centres through to effectors and their respective fire control systems. Thales and ThalesRaytheonSystems have developed, manufactured and supported best-in-class air defence systems for customers worldwide for more than 40 years.

Over 300 air defence radars have been sold to 26 countries. Thales is also the world’s leading supplier of integrated weapon systems, with more than 450 mobile, integrated systems in service with customers throughout the world. Its solutions include the STARStreak system, integrated on a wide range of armoured vehicle platforms.

Thales’ innovations in open systems architecture are behind the development of the RAPID range of mobile integrated weapon systems, which combine sophisticated sensors, fire control software, latest-generation human-machine interfaces and a wide range of weapons, including missiles, guns and directed-energy weapons. The RAPID range of weapon systems, the LMM and STARStreak missiles, will be presented at the Dubai Airshow as well as the 3D Ground Master radar family.

Communication and identification systems: Thales proposes a broad array of communication products and solutions to provide the armed forces with the information superiority and network-centric capabilities they need. Thales offers interoperable systems and a complete range of tactical radios for all levels of command, from C2 centres to infantry in the field and for land, air and naval platforms, to meet the requirement for air-to-air, ground-to-air and surface-to-air communications. Thales is also a world leader in proven identification systems with the capability to provide real-time identification of friendly forces in the most demanding environments. A wide range of communication and identification systems will be exhibited at the Thales stand.

Optronics: Thales is a pioneer in optronic equipment and systems, with thousands of products in service in more than 60 countries. Working closely with its partners and end-users, Thales draws on a range of advanced optronics technologies to develop imaging and image processing solutions, tailored to the precise requirements of each customer. At the Dubai Airshow, Thales will showcase its optronic equipment aimed at evaluating critical situations at both tactical and strategic levels.

In-flight entertainment and connectivity: Throughout the last decade, Thales has grown to become one of the world’s largest developers of in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems. With over 50 million passengers using a Thales IFE system every year, Thales is a recognised dominant force in this market. The group also leads the way in technology innovation with an impressive record of awards and industry accolades for its innovative and cutting-edge products. A selection of these innovative solutions will be presented on Thales’ stand.

Air traffic management: Today, Thales ranks as the leading global provider of air traffic management (ATM) solutions. Thales’ mission is to contribute to the future prosperity of the civil aerospace sector by providing equipment, systems and services – both in the air and on the ground – to support air traffic controllers, airports and civil aviation authorities in meeting the challenges of growth, safety, economic and environmental performance, security and passenger comfort. Thales will present its ATM simulation tool, ScanSim.

Airport security: For more than 15 years, Thales has helped to make major international airports safer, more secure and to operate more smoothly. Thales’ turnkey solutions tie together the various security systems in place to ensure increased security, reduced response times and optimised business operations. Thales’ solutions also enable real-time coordination of all the actors involved in security operations, through the integration of security, telecommunications, public information and airport IT systems, and an overall management layer based on core business-specific applications.

Space: Thales Alenia Space has more than 40 years of experience in the design, integration, testing, operation and commissioning of innovative space systems. Featuring cutting-edge technologies, these systems meet the needs of commercial, government, scientific, defence and security customers from around the world. The satellites and payloads designed by Thales Alenia Space set the global standard for the space systems that provide communications and navigation services, monitor our environment and the oceans, help us better understand climate change and drive scientific progress. Thales Alenia Space is also a leading supplier to the International Space Station, and a pivotal player in space systems designed to explore the universe.

Press briefings:

Monday 18 November
10:30am – 11am: Scorpion, the world’s first full colour helmet mounted display
2:30pm – 3pm: TopSeries AVANT and innovations: the present and the future of IFE
Tuesday 19 November
10:30am – 11am: ScanSim, a unique ATM simulator tool for all disciplines required by modern air traffic controllers
2:30pm – 3pm: Airport security, integrated solutions to secure major international air transport hubs