Thales wins French Navy Lynx helicopter contract
Thales has announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Service Industriel de l'Aéronautique (SIAé), France's military aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul service, to supply stand-alone GPS receivers for the French Navy's Lynx helicopters. Thales made the announcement in a 5 April 2012 statement.
The French Navy’s Lynx helicopters are currently being upgraded by the French defence procurement agency (DGA) and the receivers will form part of this programme.
The Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) 1000-S receivers use Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) technology to access military GPS encrypted signals. This technology also uses state-of-the-art signal processing offering extended satellite tracking capabilities in terms of precision, integrity, availability and jamming resistance in severe operational conditions.
Thales military GPS receivers are already used on FREMM multi-mission frigates, cruise missiles, Tiger helicopters, C-135 refuelling aircraft, Atlantique-2 marine patrol aircraft and Mirage 2000D fighters in service with the French armed forces, and the tanker aircraft being delivered for the UK’s Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) programme.
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