Competence centre for communication networks for soldier radio.

Thales designs, supplies and installs infrastructural and tactical telecommunication systems & networks for the defence market. The product range includes HF Systems, Tactical Radios, Command and Control Systems, Optronic Systems and NBCR (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Radiological) Systems. Thales capabilities also extend to electronic warfare, applied to communications.
Thales has designed and implemented the Italian Armed Forces telecommunication infrastructures and manages the maintenance and development of two networks, radio link and fibre optic: Rete Numerica Interforze (RNI) and Rete Interforze in Fibra Ottica Nazionale (RIFON). The infrastructure (more than 13,000 kilometers in fiber optics) provides high-capacity connectivity and security for defence sector by integrating commands to its Armed Forces networks.
The modern digitalised battlefield concept imposes a new vision of military planning. In this new context, Thales has all the elements necessary to create mission critical solutions that contribute to the operational superiority and success of the mission. Moreover, Thales manufactures on-board navigation equipment & systems for combat aircraft, and supplies training systems for military applications.
Competence centre - Italy is the Thales competence centre for communication networks for the battlefield and soldier radio.
Thales has participated to different programs: Orizzonte, FREMM, ESSOR, NH 90, FSAF-PAAMS, EUROTORP.
In particular FREMM, the French-Italian multi-mission program started in 2005, is the largest naval program ever launched in Europe. The program includes the purchase of 10 Frigate warships by Italy.
Within Eurotorp, Thales supplies a sonar MU90 / IMPACT system. They can be launched from helicopters, Maritime Patrol Aircraft as well as surface ships. The versatile guidance systems are a showcase of Thales expertise in miniaturised sonar and are designed to accommodate future technology insertion as required. Italy is one of 6 countries to have purchased the sophisticated NATO-compliant weapon, with over 1000 units having already been produced.
Some references:
  • EAU Army – ST@R Mille soldier radio
  • Italian Army – CBRN Recce vehicles and CBRN Tactical Labs
  • Italian Army – Improved MLRS program
  • Italian MoD – C-RCIED Jammers
  • Italian Navy – Logistic Support of Sonar
  • Italian MoD (Special Forces) – HF/V-UHF communication systems
  • Italian Fire Brigades – Mobile Command Post