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LAAD 2013
International Defense & Security Exhibition

9 - 12 April 2013
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 
Thales at LAAD 2013
 
 
Friday, April 12, 2013, 06:45 PM
 
Thales a strong partner for defence and security industry in Latin America at LAAD 2013.
With over 40 years of history in the region, Thales employs about 700 people across Latin America. With its regional headquarters in Sao Paolo, Brazil, the Group has operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela, along with two Integration Centers in Brazil and Mexico, and a state-of-the-art radar manufacturing facility in Brazil.
     
With over 40 years of history in the region, Thales employs about 700 people across Latin America. With its regional headquarters in Sao Paolo, Brazil, the Group has operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela, along with two Integration Centers in Brazil and Mexico, and a state-of-the-art radar manufacturing facility in Brazil.
Thales booth at LAAD 2013, International Defence Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
     

Many of the submarines, frigates and fighter jets in service Latin American countries have Thales technology and communications. In addition, Thales optronics and electronic warfare systems have been selected by various armed forces in the region. Based on this success, the Group has a strong position in new contracts for major acquisition programs and modernisation of Armed Forces.

VEHICLE PROTECTION


Land forces are increasingly demanding “On the Move” capabilities, particularly those which can be integrated with existing vehicle systems. The introduction of armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) into the urban environment and the threat from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) demand a higher peripheral vision capability. In response to these new demands, TIM Tactical Range Thermal Imagers provide full day/night imaging for remote controlled weapon stations and small turrets, even in adverse weather conditions, thus increasing Local Situational Awareness capability.

To enhance drivers’ vision, the Minerva dual band sensor is a compact and versatile sensor system ideal for improving general situational awareness. This module has a thermal imager integrated with a colour/low light day camera which also enhances user visibility 24 hours per day in all weather conditions.

     
The Ground Master family of radars is dedicated to the protection of key assets and deployed forces. Launched in 2008 and 2010 respectively, the Ground Master (GM) 400 and GM 200 have bolstered ThalesRaytheonSystems’s leading position in the air defence radar field.
Thales Control Master 200, tactical solution for surveillance and coordination
     
GROUND BASED RADARS

The Ground Master family of radars is dedicated to the protection of key assets and deployed forces. Launched in 2008 and 2010 respectively, the Ground Master (GM) 400 and GM 200 have bolstered ThalesRaytheonSystems’s leading position in the air defence radar field.

The GM 400 is a 3-D long-range air defence radar able to detect threats from both high and low altitudes bringing a unique capability to track highly manoeuvrable, low flying targets with a small Radar Cross Section while providing an excellent global air picture. In the last three years, ThalesRaytheonSystems has secured a number of contracts encompassing 34 radars for 9 countries including: Slovenia, Malaysia, France and other undisclosed customers.

The GM 200 is a tactical 3-D medium range air defence radar which offers outstanding performance in terms of warning delay and tracking accuracy of highly manoeuvrable targets flying at both low and high altitude. With full 3D coverage, the GM 200 radar can integrate two operator positions within a C4I solution: managing air defence assets or as a standalone sensor. Under production for two undisclosed customers, this dual-use radar is adaptable to any force’s needs or situation.
     
Thales is the world’s leading supplier of integrated weapon systems, with more than 450 mobile, integrated systems in service with customers throughout the world. Thales’s open systems architecture innovations have been used to develop the RAPID Mobile Integrated Weapon Systems, which combine sophisticated sensors, fire control software, latest-generation human machine interfaces and a wide range of weapons including missiles and guns.
RapidDefender (L) mobile gound based air defence weapon system and RAPIDFire (R) effective gun solution for mobile air defence.
     
WEAPONS SYSTEMS

Thales is the world’s leading supplier of integrated weapon systems, with more than 450 mobile, integrated systems in service with customers throughout the world. Thales’s open systems architecture innovations have been used to develop the RAPID Mobile Integrated Weapon Systems, which combine sophisticated sensors, fire control software, latest-generation human machine interfaces and a wide range of weapons including missiles and guns.

Thales’s RAPIDFire is a truly multi-role and highly mobile weapon system which is designed to respond to new threats which are encountered by armed forces today. Its state of the art 40mm gun offers high fire power and highly accurate fire control. Based on the latest generation solution of Cased Telescoped Ammunition, RAPIDFire is optimised to defeat all types of air threats including Fighter Ground Attack (FGA), helicopters or Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) and cruise missiles or precision guided munitions.

RAPIDDefender is a fully integrated, mobile SHORAD system based on Crotale family with C2 interfaces, surveillance radar, fire control and missiles systems. Benefitting from 40 years of Thales’s experience in field proven weapon systems, RAPIDDefender is an “all-in-one”, compact missile system which provides forces with high mobility and continuous air defence.
 

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