29 June 2009
During the IMDS exhibition in St Petersburg, Rosoboronexport, the Federal State Unitary Enterprise, expert in the domain of exportation and importation of military systems and technologies, and Thales, a global technology leader, signed an amendment to develop the technical, industrial and commercial co-operations between the two groups.
This amendment to the MoU, signed by Igor Sevastianov, Rosoboronexport Deputy General Director and Marc Darmon, Senior Vice President of Thales, Head of the Naval Division, allows the opening of co-operations in the naval domain.
This amendment will reinforce the partners’ potential for technological innovation and competitiveness of their commercial offers thus providing better access to new markets, in particular for export.
"Both our groups have a rich expertise to fulfil navies requirements. With our cooperation, we expect sharing our best know-how to deliver new competitive solutions in the world markets," said Marc Darmon.
"The cooperation with Western partners in the high-tech sector is very promising for the activities of Rosoboronexport. We know the high quality value of the systems produced by Thales. We are convinced that these partnerships will increase the export opportunities of theses joint developments in the international defence market, " said Igor Sevastianov.
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Space, Defence, Security and Transportation markets. In 2008, the company generated revenues of 12.7 billion euros with 68,000 employees in 50 countries. With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers as local partners. www.thalesgroup.com
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