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Thales Expands U.S. Communications Business, Changes Name

By Woodrow Bellamy III | October 16, 2013
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Recent acquisitions and company division mergers have lead to Thales Communications to change its name to Thales Defense & Security, the company said Wednesday. 
The navigation, surveillance and simulation segment of Thales’ air traffic management organization and the former Thales USA Defense and Security have both merged with Thales Communications under the new brand. Tampa Microwave, which makes tactical SATCOM terminals, and Visionix and InterSense, developers of helmet mounted display technologies will also merge and operate under the new brand name. All three companies were acquired by Thales in 2012. 
“Thales has essentially consolidated its U.S. defense and security businesses under one company,” said Alan Pellegrini, president and CEO of Thales USA. “This has created a larger, stronger company with operational and market synergies that will benefit both shareholders and customers.”

Going forward the company will continue to focus on providing solutions for ground tactical, airborne and avionics, naval/maritime, public safety and security domains. 

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