During last week’s Dubai Airshow, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed forces have announced their intention to sign a contract for the upgrade of their Mirage 2000-9 fleet.
Thales, together with Dassault Aviation, is grateful to the UAE authorities for their trust.
On board the Mirage 2000-9, Thales supplies the complete electronic combat solutions to meet the pilot’s need for tactical information, enhanced survivability and operational effectiveness including: mission computer system, fire control radar, electronic warfare suite, optronics systems, communications navigation and identification, cockpit display systems, helmet mounted system display and electrical system.
“Thales’ advanced digital technologies help our customers to make the optimum tactical decisions in real time. This new announcement illustrates the trust UAE Armed Forces has in Thales for more than 45 years,” said Patrice Caine, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Thales.
Thales has been present in the UAE for over 35 years and signed numerous joint ventures and strategic partnerships since.
With 350 employees altogether, Thales’ regional office for the Middle East is located in Dubai and Thales’ head office for UAE is located in Abu Dhabi.
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Décence and Security markets.
With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14.9 billion in 2016. With over 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements.
Thales’ exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.