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UK awards F-ADAPT contract to Thales

1st November 2018 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract to Thales UK to modernise the British Army and Royal Marines’ very short-range air defence capability.

The £93 million Future Air Defence Availability Project (F-ADAPT) contract aims to enhance the high velocity and lightweight multi-role missile systems which are designed to intercept a wide range of air and surface threats such as enemy UAS, helicopters and armoured vehicles.

The upgrades include thermal imaging which ensures the high velocity missile system can be used 24 hours a day and friend-or-foe identification, which will maximise intelligence on potential threats and targets.

F-ADAPT will ensure that the critical capability is maintained during peacetime training but can also be rapidly deployed for operations into the 2020s.

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