Thales receives Captas-1 contract from UAE
Thales will supply its Captas-1 single ceramic ring high-performance sonar to the UAE Navy under a contract announced on 28 February.
The Captas-1 is designed to give small surface combatants and patrol vessels enhanced capabilities in anti-submarine warfare missions including escort, minesweeping and force protection.
Thales is already a supplier to the UAE Navy, with a number of solutions delivered for the force's newly inaugurated offshore patrol vessel, the Arialah. As part of the suite Thales has installed its 3D multi-beam radar, SMART-S Mk2, optimised for medium-to-long-range surveillance in littoral environment; and its combat management system, Tacticos.
Thales also delivered STIR, a medium-to-long range tracking and illumination radar system, and MIRADOR, a lightweight and compact electro-optical multi-sensor. Its Altesse and Vigile 100 Mk2 electronic warfare systems also equip the class.
Pascale Sourisse, SEVP international development at Thales, said: 'Coastal security and protection of critical infrastructure are of paramount importance to the UAE. Thales, as a key player in defence and security in this region, is delighted to support our longstanding partners the UAE armed forces, with these next-generation systems.'
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