ThalesRaytheonSystems to upgrade NATO ACCS
ThalesRaytheonSystems signed a $105.37 million contract to upgrade the NATO's Air Command and Control System (ACCS) missile defence capabilities on 11 May.
The company will add new capabilities to the ACCS and thereby expand the functionality of the alliance's existing missile defense command and control system. With the new capabilities, NATO will be able to link national sensors and interceptors with its Air Command in Ramstein, Germany, in order to plan and execute missile defence.
The project will involve an industrial base with 15 industry partners across eight nations, and it is due to complete by 2018. It will be split into three steps, with the final step involving an integrated single software baseline to support air as well as missile defence.
Koen Gijsbers, general manager, NATO Communications and Information Agency, said: 'The execution of this contract will be a major step forward for NATO’s missile defence.
'This contract further merges two of NATO’s largest common funded investments – air and missile defence – paving the way for an integrated approach.'
Philippe Duhamel, CEO, ThalesRaytheonSystems, said: 'With this contract, ThalesRaytheonSystems will launch additional functions on top of the ones we develop for the satisfaction of the user community.'
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