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Thales to supply Audio Communication System (ACS) to the Swedish Armed Forces

14 May 2007

Deliveries of the Thales ACEcom solution will begin in August 2007 and will continue through to April 2008.

This contract is part of an upgrade program of existing land based naval C4I centres. The system allows operators in the C4I centres to share in a flexible way all national radio resources. The Thales solution includes supply of switches, radio control equipment, operator terminals as well as functionality for switching to the public network.

Glenn Pedersen, Managing Director of Thales in Norway, says "This contract award provides further confirmation of ACEcom being a leading state-of-the-art solution for control room communication systems".

ACEcom is a fully IP-based concept fulfilling essential control room requirements such as high availability, handling of classified and non-classified traffic and flexible resource sharing between operators, either located in the same or distributed operation rooms. The IP concept allows cost effective WAN connection of remote radios.

The ACEcom system has also been selected by NATO for the ACCS (Air Command and Control System) program and is in operational service with numerous European armed forces.

About Thales
Thales is a leading international electronics and systems group, serving defence, aerospace and security markets worldwide, supported by a comprehensive services offering. The group's civil and military businesses develop in parallel to serve a single objective: the security of people, property and nations. Leveraging a global network of high-level researchers, Thales offers a capability unmatched in Europe to develop and deploy critical information systems. Thales employs 70,000 people in 50 countries and generated revenues of € 10.3 billion in 2006, with a record order book of over € 20 billion.

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