Netherlands MoD Partners With Thales for Air Defence Systems and Services

The Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Thales announce their partnership for the service of four SMART-L Early Warning Capability (EWC) radars for the Royal Netherlands Navy, as well as service and delivery of two SMART-L EWC Ground Based systems (GB) for the Royal Netherlands Airforce.

“These are unique contracts in which the services for both ground based and naval systems have been aligned and the MOD has involved a private party,” says vice-admiral Borsboom, Director of the Defense Materiel Organisation in The Netherlands. ‘By long term commitment we are able to improve the management of costs during the life cycle of the system.’

“These contracts provide Thales with a key position in maintaining the operational availability of these ground based and naval systems. These contracts are fully in line with our objectives to work more closely together with customers all over the world.” Gerben Edelijn, CEO of Thales in the Netherlands.

Source: Thales
Date: Apr 22, 2015