Thales, DCI Group to Provide Training in Imagery Intelligence

28.06.2023 North America
Thales, DCI Group to Provide Training in Imagery Intelligence

Thales, DCI Group to Provide Training in Imagery Intelligence

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On the sidelines of the 54th edition of Paris Air Show which took place last week (19-25 June), DCI Group (Groupe Défense Conseil International) and Thales signed a partnership agreement to provide training in imagery intelligence.

This partnership will combine Thales’ technical training expertise with DCI Group’s experience in operational training and will be use solutions including the MINDS multi-sensor image interpretation and dissemination system from Thales.

Imagery is one of the most important sources of the intelligence used to analyse and understand crisis and conflict situations. The MINDS system is a complete, field-proven, high-performance IMINT (imagery intelligence) solution developed by Thales, a trusted industry partner for defence systems integration, for use by all members of the intelligence community.

DCI Group is responsible for the transfer of French armed forces know-how to partner countries. The agreement with Thales will enable the operator to offer training based on a state-of-the-art IMINT tool for image interpretation specialists from other countries.

The partnership covers technical and operational training for intelligence staff in partner countries, as well as user assistance, guidance and support. Thales will also be involved in system presentations during user training and will help identify opportunities for developing joint service offerings. This alliance will enrich and expand the value propositions of both Thales and DCI Group to meet the needs of partner armed forces by providing training on a state-of-the-art solution that encapsulates France’s world-class know-how in imagery intelligence.

The only company of its kind in Europe for more than 50 years, DCI Group offers its institutional and industrial partners tailored solutions for all capability development needs so they are able to meet regional and international security challenges.

DCI Group is the operator of the Ministry for the French Armed Forces for the transfer of know-how to 50 Partner countries, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait and Qatar in the Gulf region.

Thales is a global leader in advanced technologies within three domains: Defence & Security, Aeronautics & Space, and Digital Identity & Security. It develops products and solutions that help make the world safer, greener and more inclusive.

The Group invests close to €4 billion a year in Research & Development, particularly in key areas such as quantum technologies, Edge computing, 6G and cybersecurity.

Thales has 77,000 employees in 68 countries. In 2022, the Group generated sales of €17.6 billion.



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