Thales Awarded J-TAS Contract

19 February 2008 (Last Updated February 19th, 2008 03:54)

Thales UK has won a £30m contract to supply the latest version of its Joint-Target Acquisition System (J-TAS) to meet the UK Ministry of Defence's Surveillance System and Range Finding (SSARF) requirement. The 700 systems will provide troops in the field with an ultra lightweight, compa

Thales UK has won a £30m contract to supply the latest version of its Joint-Target Acquisition System (J-TAS) to meet the UK Ministry of Defence's Surveillance System and Range Finding (SSARF) requirement.

The 700 systems will provide troops in the field with an ultra lightweight, compact, multi-role, night vision target locator capability.

J-TAS combines daylight and thermal vision with eye-safe laser range finding, embedded military GPS and azimuth angular referencing.

The systems, with a range of 5km, are expected to enter service in 2009.

By staff writer