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Canada to get helicopter tracking system

Feb. 13, 2012 at 8:22 AM

SAINT-LAURENT, Quebec, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The Canadian coast guard has picked Thales Canada for the supply and installation of helicopter tracking systems aboard 22 aircraft and 17 ships.

"This FFS project further reinforces our position as a premier electronic systems integrator for the Canadian coast guard," said Paul Kahn, president and chief executive officer of Thales Canada.

"This follows on from our recent win of another contract that has potential for technical synergies, to deliver the Interdepartmental Maritime Integrated Command, Control and Communications project, a joint effort of the Department of National Defense and the Canadian coast guard."

Thales Canada said work on the FFS project will be conducted with SkyTrac, a Canadian company that supplies FFS equipment for satellite-based FFS.

"SkyTrac Systems is thrilled to work with a first-rate organization like Thales," said SkyTrac President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Fuhr. "Together we will provide the CCG with unparalleled situational awareness on all their participating resources."

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