Thomson-CSF work in communication electronic warfare includes realization of the major listening-in and electromagnetic intelligence collection systems for the French forces, realization of interception and counter-measures tactical systems for numerous international customers on all continents. The company has contributed - in cooperation with Thomson-CSF Detexis - to the realization of French airborne intelligence programs, such as Sarigue and Transall Gabriel. France monitors radio communications of neighboring countries using the Gabriel and Sarigue intelligence planes.
The DRM (Direction du renseignement militaire) collection network consists of a small electro-magnetic interception unit aboard a Hélios spy satellite, and listening stations aboard Sarigue and Gabriel aircraft as well as aboard the Berry, a naval vessel.
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