(March 9, 2009) -- Thales has been awarded the Land Command Support System (LCSS) Long-Term Software Support (LTSS) contract by the Government of Canada. This five-year $185 million contract is one of the largest Command and Control support contracts ever let by the Department of National Defence (DND).
"This contract is the result of years of close interaction with the Canadian Army and is a great example of the success of our multi-domestic approach and seamless technology transfer", said Marcel de Picciotto, President of Thales Canada. "Thales Canada has evolved into Canada's premier provider of Army Battlefield Management Systems (BMS)."
Based on the original software from Thales created for the French Army, Thales has transformed the original capability and the system is now designed to support the Command and Control (C2) decision action cycle. With the support of various partners, the entire baseline has been designed and is focused on providing Commanders and their staffs with up-to-date battlefield information, enabling them to make better and timelier decisions. Relevant data is provided to users based on roles and is displayed graphically. Users can also interact seamlessly with other components of the Land Force Command and Control Information System (LFC2IS) and share information throughout the entire battlefield, creating a common operational picture, shared situational awareness, and information dominance.
"We are very proud of the recognition by the Government of Canada of Thales's expertise in the field of Battlefield Management Systems. This achievement is the result of Thales's long-term strategy to adapt to national specific needs", added Pascale Sourisse, Senior Vice-President and Head of Thales's Land and Joint Systems Division. "The pursuit of excellence and customer satisfaction are our core values. We focus on a high quality of service, on-time delivery and a transparent approach to grant the forces operational efficiency on the field."
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