Thales to supply antennas to Canadian Navy

Defence technology company Thales Canada has been awarded a contract to supply the Canadian Navy with dedicated UHF satellite communication (SATCOM) omni-directional antennas for four of the Halifax-class frigates that are being converted to command ships.

The QHASS (Quadrifilar Helix) antenna was developed by Thales UK’s underwater systems business in Templecombe, Somerset, to provide enhanced low-angle performance in the UHF SATCOM frequency band.