France Awards GPS Receiver Contract to Thales

17 July 2011 (Last Updated July 17th, 2011 18:30)

The French Defence Procurement Agency has awarded Thales a contract to supply more than 100 of its GNSS 1000-S GPS receivers to upgrade the country's fleet of Mirage 2000D aircraft. The upgrade will be made within the framework of the French Army Global Navigation Satellite System equip

The French Defence Procurement Agency has awarded Thales a contract to supply more than 100 of its GNSS 1000-S GPS receivers to upgrade the country's fleet of Mirage 2000D aircraft.

The upgrade will be made within the framework of the French Army Global Navigation Satellite System equipment renovation programme.

The GNSS 1000-S is based on the selective availability anti-spoofing module technology, which enables access to military GPS encrypted signals.

The technology uses signal processing providing extended satellite-tracking capabilities related to precision, integrity, availability and jamming robustness in adverse operational conditions.

The company has also deployed the military GPS receivers on French multi-missions frigates, long-range cruise missiles, Tiger helicopters, C-135 transport aircraft, ATL-2 Marine Patrol Aircraft and the UK's Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft programme.