Thales Raytheon Systems wins $99 million contract

Thales Raytheon Systems has received a contract worth $99 million from the French defence procurement agency to produce the first version of the mobile command and control centre.

Thales Raytheon Systems has received a contract worth about $99 million from the French defence procurement agency (DGA) to produce the first version of the mobile command and control centre (C3M), which is the deployable component of France’s Air Command and Control System.

The procurement agency’s aeronautical systems department (SPAe) selected Thales Raytheon Systems to design, develop and implement this contract following a competitive definition study period.

Under this new contract, the existing air command and control system will be completely renovated to strengthen the French Air Force’s air command and control capability in external theatres of operations where allied forces may be required to conduct joint air operations.

The objective for C3M is to achieve a high level of interoperability and to enable France to assume the role of ‘framework nation’ in future multinational engagements.

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