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Thales to Supply ILS to Canadian Air Force

By Tish Drake | November 5, 2010
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Thales has been awarded a contract by the Canadian Department of National Defence to supply and install four Instrument Landing Systems (ILS) at Canadian Air Force bases in Trenton, Bagotville and Comox. The contract also has options to replace legacy Instrument Landing Systems at other Canadian Air Force bases across the country.

Thales will supply its ILS 420 Instrument Landing System, which provides pilots with reliable and accurate landing information particularly in reduced visibility conditions. It can be combined to suit requirements from Category I to Category III applications. Electronic equipment options range from single equipment single frequency to dual equipment dual frequency operation. There are more than 800 of Thales’s 420 ILS systems installed worldwide.

To implement this contract, Thales Canada will be supported by its Air Traffic Management business unit in Shawnee, Kan., which designs, develops and manufactures a range of air traffic management equipment including air traffic control centers, radars, VOR/DME and ADS-B, multilateration and airport surface movements detection systems.

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