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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thales to Provide GPS Receivers for French Lynx Helicopters

Thales has been awarded a contract by the Service Industriel de l'Aéronautique (SIAé), France's military aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul service, to supply stand-alone GPS receivers for the French Navy's Lynx helicopters, which are currently being upgraded by the French defence procurement agency (DGA).

Thales’s GNSS 1000-S receiver uses Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module technology to access military GPS encrypted signals. This technology also uses signal processing offering extended satellite tracking capabilities in terms of precision, integrity, availability and jamming resistance in severe operational conditions, according to Thales.

This contract consolidates Thales’s European leadership in the field of military GPS receivers, which already equip FREMM multi-mission frigates, cruise missiles, Tiger helicopters, C-135 refuelling aircraft, Atlantique-2 marine patrol aircraft and Mirage 2000D fighters in service with the French armed forces, and the tanker aircraft being delivered for the U.K.’s Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft program.

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