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Thales Statement: U.S. DoD June 18 Announcement

19 June 2007

The U.S. government announcement indicated that Thales Communications had been awarded a "firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity" contract for software-defined, handheld radios. In fact, what was awarded is an enabling contract that specifies Thales Communications as one of two suppliers for future awards of formal delivery orders from the U.S. Department of Defense.

Thales Communications has a proud history of supplying U.S. armed forces with a range of software-defined communications technologies. This latest announcement from the U.S. Department of Defense is another important milestone in our company's efforts to meet our U.S. customers' requirements with world class technology.

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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