Thales all set to present high-tech solutions for land & naval defence at DefExpo

Bilateral, Book Review, DefExpo 2018

Thales-all-set-to-presentChennai. Thales is all set to participate in the upcoming 10th edition of Defexpo 2018—India’s premier biennial Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems Exhibition— in Chennai from April 11-14.

The Indian government lays significant emphasis on defence modernisation and self-reliance in securing the country’s sovereignty. As a reliable partner to the Indian armed forces, Thales would continue to help them master every decisive moment with its high technology solutions across land, sea, air and cyber space.

“From equipping soldiers with the most accurate solutions to strengthening the country’s land, sea and air defence capabilities, we fully support the ambitions of the Indian armed forces. We are proud of our various solutions on which the Indian armed forces rely, and of our collaborations built with the local industry over the years. At Defexpo 2018, we will demonstrate how we help our local customers and partners master every decisive moment through our high-tech solutions,” said Emmanuel de Roquefeuil, VP & Country Director, Thales in India.

Thales-all-set-to-present-2This year at Defexpo, Thales looks forward to providing visitors with insights and demonstrations in the following areas:

Thales and ‘Make in India’: Present in India since 1953, Thales has been playing an essential role in India’s growth story by sharing its technologies and expertise in sectors such as defence and aerospace among others. It has been actively partnering with the local industry for years, with business and employment generation as key value additions.

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At Defexpo 2018, Thales would highlight its efforts in line with the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. The spotlight would be on our flagship PHAROS fire control radar that is jointly developed with our JV company BEL-Thales Systems Ltd. This system in line with the ‘Make in India’ vision will serve both domestic Indian and international market requirements.

Key Points

  • Company to highlight its efforts in line with its strategy supporting ‘Make in India and export from India’
  • Please visit us at 3.2.2c, Hall3, or contact us to arrange a briefing or a one-to-one interview.

Going digital: Thales’ integrated defence solutions: In a first, visitors at the Thales stand wou ld be able to get an insight into its extraordinary high-technology solutions across land and naval defence through special digital experience kiosks. Providing an immersive experience, these kiosks will allow visitors to discover Thales’ cutting-edge capabilities in air defence, radars, acoustics and optronics, armaments, land and naval communication, UAV, among others.

This wide range includes solutions like multi-role missiles such as STARStreak, Lightweight Multi-Mode (LMM) and Fury, range of rocket systems, surveillance radar such as I-Master, sonars such as, CAPTAS-1 and FLASH, the airborne ISR solution AMASCOS and the most advanced latest generation of contact airborne intelligence, surveillance and security mini-drone UAV system, Spy’Ranger, etc. With 65,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €15.8 billion in 2017.

Present in India since 1953, Thales is headquartered in New Delhi and has other operational offices and sites spread across Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai, among others. Over 600 employees are working with Thales and its joint ventures in India. Since the beginning, Thales has been playing an essential role in India’s growth story by sharing its technologies and expertise in Defence, Transport and Aerospace markets.

BEL Crosses Rs.10,000 Cr Landmark Turnover

New Delhi. Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has achieved the landmark turnover of more than Rs 10,000 crore (Provisional & Unaudited) during FY 2017-18, sustaining double digit growth over the previous year’s turnover of Rs 8,825 crore.

Landmark-TurnoverSome of the flagship projects executed during the year include Integrated Air Command & Control System (IACCS), Weapon Locating Radar (WLR), Hand Held Thermal Imager (HHTI), Akash Weapon System (Army), Naval Fire Control System, Integrated Communication System, 3-D Tactical Control Radar (TCR), Electronic Warfare Systems, L-70 Gun Upgrade, Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT).

BEL’s Chairman & Managing Director MV Gowtama said, “The focus on indigenisation for self-reliance has continued with more vigour, besides capacity building, expansion and enhanced outsourcing to SME sector. Also, BEL has been able to maintain good order acquisition this year. These efforts will complement BEL to sustain growth, capitalise future opportunities and consolidate market leadership in the Defence business.”

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