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Thales contracted for communications work

Jan. 12, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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POTTS POINT, Australia, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Thales Australia will continue working with Australia's Defense Ministry in building a maritime, tactical wide area communications network.

The company said the Defense Ministry has given it an in-service support contract for the work under SEA 1442 Phase 3 of the program.

"SEA 1442/3 is the foundation architecture that will allow the evolution of tactical maritime communication and information systems into a network enabled capability," said Chris Jenkins, Thales Australia's chief executive officer. "Thales Australia has the expertise to deliver cost-effective support that ensures high levels of performance, plus the potential for systems upgrade as new technologies become available.

"We are also well-placed to offer a wide range of solutions for other Australian maritime programs, from the upgrade of existing equipment to the introduction of new capabilities, as shown by our recent contract to deliver a satellite communications system for the Air Warfare Destroyers."

Under the five-year award, Thales will provide a range of engineering, maintenance, supply and help desk support for the system.

The monetary value of the contract wasn't disclosed.

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