French armed forces boost their secure, high-throughput satcom capabilities with Thales technologies
June 2019 by Marc Jacob
The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded Thales a major contract to design and build the ground segment for the next-generation Syracuse 4 satellite communication system for the French armed forces.
From 2023, the armed forces will benefit from interoperable communication capabilities with improved throughput, availability, threat protection and end-to-end connectivity.
This contract will enable French armed forces to meet their initial strategic capability objectives for the Scorpion vehicle programme and the Rafale combat aircraft.