Thales has provided radars, control centres and navigation aids for Egypt’s civil aviation authorities since the 1980’s
This sector is omnipresent throughout the Group’s operations in Egypt, conveyed by the numerous contracts that have recently been awarded to the Group.
2014 saw the signing of a contract between DCNS and Egypt for four Gowind corvette warships. The first Gowind will be built in France whilst the remaining will be built in Alexandria through a technology transfer. The Egyptian corvettes will be fitted with Thales’ surveillance and target designation radar (SMART S Mk2), sonars and communication systems.
In 2015, Egypt selected a DCNS FREMM multi-mission frigate to equip its armed forces. On-board the ship, Thales has provided a multi-function Herakles radar, a communication suite, an anti-submarine sonar suite (ASM), an Artemis infrared search & track system (IRST) and an electronic warfare system (RESM/CESM). This represents 20% of the total value of the ship. This equipment reinforces the anti-air, anti-naval and anti-submarine combat capabilities of the FREMM.
For its Air Force, Egypt selected the Rafale omnirole combat aircraft. Twenty-four Rafale’s were ordered in 2015. Thales, a member of the Rafale team with both Dassault Aviation and SNECMA (Safran), equips this combat aircraft with systems providing it with multi-sensor capabilities. Thales systems represent 25% of the total value of the Rafale. This includes:
RBE2 AESA, the first European combat radar with active electronic scanning antenna
SPECTRA, an electronic warfare system
Power generation systems
These major contracts show the continuous confidence of the Egyptian Government and reinforce the long lasting relationship between Thales and the Egyptian Armed Forces in the supply of defence solutions including electronics on-board the Mirage 2000 aircraft, surveillance radars, optronics and tactical secured communications among others.