Thales has been chosen by the French Navy to provide through-life support (TLS) for almost all of its simulators. The six-year contract with the Navy’s fleet support department (SSF) calls for the support of 41 simulators at six naval facilities in France. These simulators cover a broad spectrum of operations and all deployment contexts, from shipboard system maintenance to surface vessel crew training as well as firing simulators for the Mistral missile, 12.7 mm and 20 mm guns and other weapons. They are used to train the crews of all French Navy surface vessels, including its multimission frigates, air defence frigates and the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier.
The new TLS contract covers simulators delivered from the 1990s to today, including systems currently on order. This latest award strengthens Thales’s leadership in training and simulation for naval customers.