Thales selected by the Royal Navy of Oman to provide self-defence capabilities
Neuilly-sur-Seine - Thales announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) to equip patrol boats and corvettes with Vigile ESM (Electronic Support Measures) systems that include Vigile 200 and Vigile 400 systems.
The Vigile family of ESM solutions has been developed to monitor, measure and analyse electromagnetic signals, providing the crew with early warning, situation awareness and electromagnetic signals intelligence functions in both open ocean and dense littoral environments.
With Thales systems, the Royal Navy of Oman will benefit from the most advanced ESM solutions available today, fully tailored to its specific operational requirements. The Vigile 200 system offers excellent surveillance coverage. The Vigile 400 is the highest performance system.
The Vigile range from Thales equips surface combatants and submarines in service with more than 25 countries to date. The range also includes land and airborne versions. All Vigile products are based on a modular architecture comprising an antenna system, signal reception and processing units and an operator display console. This latest international success is a further endorsement of Thalesís ability to design, develop, manufacture and integrate naval electronic warfare solutions.
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The Vigile range is designed to respond to the ever-increasing complexity and density of electronic emitters in the modern operational maritime environment. As a primary sensor, Vigile is the key component of the EW suite. It is fully integrated into the Combat System and plays a vital part in the platforms situation awareness, self-protection and ELINT capabilities.
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace and Space, Defence, Security and Transportation markets. In 2009, the company generated revenues of 12.9 billion euros with 68,000 employees in 50 countries. With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers as local partners.
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