Case Study: International
FOREIGN MILITARY SALES
Background: In addition to the various U.S. Navy and Coast Guard programs, Thales has delivered HF communications solutions into several international programs. These contracts were either directly awarded by prime contractors or via a U.S. Government-sponsored Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.
Solution: Thales has successfully delivered HF solutions for many FMS cases including various new construction shipbuilding programs and ship transfers. As a U.S.-based Thales company, Thales Communications is well-suited to compete and win various FMS and Foreign Military Financing programs.
Building on the Thales solution for the U.S. Navy Tactical Support Centers (TSC), one key FMS case is providing HF ground communications to support the sale of excess P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft to the South Korean government. Starting in 2006, Thales has been working with the U.S. Navy to develop a Series 5000/8000 hybrid solution (TMR8090/PA8109) to upgrade the several TSC sites globally to support U.S. Navy P-3C operations. This common system solution has been directly adopted by the South Korean military for use in their operations by SPAWAR via a NAVAIR-sponsored FMS case.
These HF solutions allow both the U.S. Navy and the FMS customer to replace obsolete equipment with cutting-edge, ALE-supported systems to support both aircraft and ground stations.