FRES is an MoD project to provide a group of armoured vehicles which are medium-weight, can be deployed from the air and are network-enabled. FRES vehicles will also be expected to operate in up to 16 battlefield scenarios.
‘Our FRES team builds upon the proven track record of both companies in the successful delivery of complex programs, including those at the system of systems level,’ said Alex Dorrian, CEO of Thales UK. ‘Underpinning expertise includes capability-based acquisition, commercial innovation, the management of complex supply chains and world-class systems integration skills. The team also has excellent domain knowledge of the UK defence acquisition process and of the land environment, including armoured fighting vehicles.’