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Thales awarded contract for Moroccan OPV

07 April 2008

On 1 April 2008 Thales Nederland was awarded a contract for the supply of integrated sensor, command & control and communication systems for three new multi-mission frigates that will be built for the Royal Moroccan Navy. Prime Contractor is Schelde Naval Shipbuilding who will build the vessels. In 2012 the last of the three ships will be delivered.

Thales will supply a significant share of the frigate's operational capabilities to include the TACTICOS combat management system, SMART-S Mk2 surveillance radar, LIROD Mk2 tracking radar, KINGKLIP sonar system, IFF system, Integrated communication system comprising external communication system and FOCON internal communication system, two Target Designation Sights, VIGILE ESM system, SCORPION ECM system, and the integrated navigation system.

This contract confirms the long-lasting relation Thales has entertained with the Royal Moroccan Navy. It also illustrates the excellent cooperation between Schelde Naval Shipbuilding and Thales.

Through this contract the number of SMART-S Mk2 systems sold is increased to 13. The Royal Moroccan Navy is the fifth customer to select SMART-S Mk2, proving further customer recognition of the superiority of this concept.

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