That is why individual nations and international military alliances are preparing to expand their capabilities, particularly in anti-missile defence. Thales is the only company in Europe capable of providing armed forces with a full range of solutions from early warning to threat neutralisation, at all level from very short-range systems to extended air defence.
Very short-range: the Lightweight Multi-role Missile (LMM) is a low cost, lightweight, precision strike, missile, which has been designed to be fired from tactical platforms including fixed or rotary winged UAVs and surface platforms. The system is designed to provide a rapid reaction to a wide range of the surface threats from wheeled or tracked vehicles, towed artillery or static installations; naval threats from small ships and fast inshore attack craft and an air threat from light aircraft.
Medium-range: Selected in 2003 by France and Italy for the protection of expeditionary forces from air-breathing missile threats and ballistic missiles, the SAMP/T system was declared operational in 2008. As a member of Eurosam in partnership with MBDA, Thales developed the fire control unit of the SAMP/T system and contributes to Aster electronics (seeker, proximity fuze). The SAMP/T system is now being integrated into the NATO first Active Layer Theatre Ballistic Missile Defence (ALTBMD) capability.
Missile electronics: Thales is Europe's leading supplier of electronic subsystems for missiles and precision-guided munitions, and provides equipment and services to customers throughout the world. The company's core competencies cover design, development and production of high-performance seekers and proximity fuzes.
Rocket Systems : Thales in Europe offers to its customers complete system solutions for state of the art air-to-ground and ground to ground rocket systems
Thales offers to its customers complete system solutions for state of the art air-to-ground and ground to ground rocket systems. Thales solutions address the needs of more than 30 worldwide customers.
Generic rocket systems
Generic (2’’75) rocket systems, an international standard rocket systems for all armed Forces
We offer international standard rocket systems in service in more than 30 NATO and other countries (2.75’’ calibre also called 70 mm)
Operational on more than 300 aircraft and helicopters, this rocket system is equipped with maintainable lightweight composite launchers with removable detents
This rocket system provides full range of rocket types offering extended range and terminal efficiency.
Associated large portfolio of ammunition covers various rocket motors and warhead types including laser guided rocket under development.
Induction rocket systems
Induction Rocket Systems (IRS), a new standard with new operational benefits.
The second generation induction rocket systems delivers deep protection and attack solution for all platform types and to the highest NATO standard .
They offering unprecedented levels of accuracy and safety (no Foreign Object Damages, Hero/Hirf, no misfire, no hangfire) and they are impossible to repurpose as IEDs . Loading is easy with no tools , by just one operator and maintenance is minimal
The solution includes the family of rocket launchers (Ranging from 2 to 22 tubes) and the induction rockets, including an ‘in-flight’ programmable laser guided rockets.
The Thales mortars are masterpieces of modern industrial technology. Since the times of Edgar Brandt, the company has built thousands of mortars of different calibres and delivered millions of mortar shells to a lot of different armed forces.
Thales rifled and smooth-tube mortar systems offer unrivalled build quality. They have an undetermined lifetime and, in theory at least, will last forever.
The weapons can be remanufactured multiple times and are designed to accommodate the latest technical improvements to maximise ease of operation.
Rifled recoiled Mounted Mortar system - 2R2M
Mounted on various types of armoured carriers, the 120 mm 2R2M is fully protected while on the move and ready to fire as soon as the vehicle stops.
It can fire 10 rounds within one minute, with improved accuracy compared to the RT towed version, and can then start moving and close the top doors at the same time
The 120 mm 2R2M weapon system is suitable for various types of wheeled or tracked armoured vehicles.
Various countries including Italy, Oman or Malaysia have already chosen the 120 mm 2R2M to equip their elite troops.
The Mo 81 mm LLR has been committed many times in military campaigns overseas.
It is also a weapon 'Combat Proven' in particularly difficult conditions (especially in Afghanistan, in Mali and, now, in Central African Republic (CRA) and on which Infantrymen can rely every time and under every climate.
Very easy to use, the Mo 81 mm LLR is also very precise and very efficient...
The F90 is a military rifle designed to perform in the world’s toughest environments. The F90 delivers accuracy, reliability and adaptability for the modern war fighter.
The F90 is one of the lightest assault rifles on the market at 3.25 kg, enabling fast reaction times and rapid target acquisition, a clear advantage in close quarters combat. NATO standard rails and NATO ammunition interoperability provide adaptability for a wide range of mission profiles.
Packing a punch, the F90 includes an integrated side loading 40 mm grenade launcher that can be attached in just a few seconds by the soldier – a potentially decisive capability providing flexibility on operations. The grenade launcher itself is equipped with a lightweight robust quadrant sight that ensures rapid target acquisition, can be used at night, and is compatible with night vision goggles.
Thales propellants offer the highest standards in accuracy, reliability and repeatability under varying temperature conditions. This wide range of military propellants is manufactured to the highest Australian and international standards, from a manufacturing facility certified to ISO 9001.
A world leader in solvent type single-base extruded granular propellant technology. These single-base propellants have excellent clean burning characteristics that minimise barrel fouling. They are designed to exhibit low temperature sensitivity with regard to ballistics and to maintain excellent accuracy and reliability over the extended working temperature range. Capabilities extend to the manufacture of a large range of solvent type extruded double-base, triple-base granular and stick propellants. All are subject to stringent inspection and testing to ensure uniformity and excellence. Laboratory analysis and ageing tests are conducted routinely during production in laboratories registered by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA).
5.56 mm M193/NATO SS109 and L110
5.56 mm/7.62 mm brass & plastic blank
7.62 mm NATO ball/tracer
.50 cal ball
20 mm phalanx and M55 full and sub-calibre projectiles
30 mm DEFA air-to-air and air-to ground
40 mm Q/F For practice Mk6, practice Mk 1 and 1 A/T Mk4 and HE
81 mm mortar augmenting charges
105 mm Tank
105 mm Tank L7 For L35A3 or L56A1
105 mm Howitzer M2 & M4 Zones 1–2 for M67, HE shell
105 mm Howitzer M2 & M4 Zones 3–4 for M67, HE shell
Thales’s 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm and .50 calibre ammunition meets design parameters of the NATO STANAG requirements. It can be used in all 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm and .50 cal calibre NATO weapons, and is comparable to other in-service natures such as the FN SS109, US M855, M193 and US M80 ball cartridges.
Thales ammunition employs a specifically designed single base propellant with very low temperature coefficient of ballistics to ensure velocities and pressures remain consistent within variations in ammunition temperature (-54 C to + 80 C). The propellant is primarily nitrocellulose with added stabiliser and ballistic moderants. The propellant has extreme clean burning characteristics and is an excellent replacement for propellants exhibiting weapon fouling. The projectile comprises of a hardened penetrator and a lead slug enclosed in a gilding metal jacket. The ammunition can be shipped in packages conforming to UN recommendations for packaging of dangerous goods. The packages are classified as Hazard Division 1.4S, UN Number 0012, Proper Shipping Name – Cartridges for Weapons, Small Arms.