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Thales Communicates

30 March 2008

Recent declarations in the media have accused Thales of having sold to China equipment intended for the jamming of radio transmissions.

Thales wishes to clarify that in 2002, Thales Broadcast Multimedia had sold standard, short-wave radio-broadcasting equipment to China. The equipment has been exclusively designed for general public radio-broadcasting, and is identical with equipment installed in numerous countries world-wide. In this domain, no other equipment has been sold to China.

None of these common civil equipments have ever been subject to export restrictions.

Thales Broadcast Multimedia is no longer a subsidiary of the Thales group.

Press Contact:
Sylvie Dumaine
Communications Director

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