Thales supplies radios to Congo army

Electronics company Thales has received a contract to provide PRC-6809 multiband inter/intra team radios (MBITR) and TRC 3700 HF tactical radios to the Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (FARDC).

The project, funded by the US Department of State under project ‘Africap’ and supported by the UK Embassy, will contribute to stabilisation and security-sector reform.

Thales was selected for the first phase of the project by Protection Strategies, a prime contractor to the US Department of State, and will provide equipment and a training package to a single FARDC battalion being trained by the US government.