Thales has signed new contracts worth almost 100 million Euros with European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) to supply over 500 Threat Warning Equipment (TWE) self-protection systems for Eurocopter Tiger and NH90 helicopters.
The aircraft are scheduled for delivery to the armed forces of France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Finland and Australia.
The TWE system, developed and integrated by Thales, consists of an instantaneous wide-band electromagnetic detection function (radar warning receiver) and a laser-warning receiver developed by EADS. Thales will also supply the system’s central processing unit.
According to Thales, the TWE forms the core of an integrated self-protection system. In addition to the radar warning and laser warning functions, it also manages all the other components of the self-protection system, including the missile approach warning system and chaff/flare dispensers.
Deliveries will be completed by 2012.