Air Tattoo to celebrate 21st Century partnerships

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Thales will be supporting one of the biggest air shows in the world this weekend when the Royal International Air Tattoo flies into town.

Held at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire over July 14th-16th, the show will bring together some of the most exciting aircraft and flying displays to be seen this summer in an impressive show of air power.

One of the show’s key themes is celebrating 21st Century Partnerships that exist throughout the defence and aviation community. Thales is a key training and solutions partner for UK military air assets, as well as a sensor and systems provider for fixed wing and rotary platforms.

We will have a stand presence to meet key customers from the UK and international military and aerospace customers. A Watchkeeper unmanned air system will also be on display again, an ever popular draw for visitors.

This year, there will also be a strong science and engineering presence from a Thales team, manning a techno zone and innovation zone, showcasing our latest technologies. Our commitment to encouraging the development of UK science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects will be represented by a range of innovative exhibits on display.

During the thrilling eight hour flying display (four hours on Friday) visitors will get to see fast jets, giant transporters, historic aircraft, and much more.

Many of the aircraft have a direct link to Thales capabilities and training, including the A400M and Tornado (training and simulation), Chinook (avionics and training), Sea King Mk7 (Cerberus mission system and Searchwater radar) and Voyager (AirTanker).

There will be a chance to meet the crews, get close to the aircraft and enjoy a feast of first class entertainment including the Techno Zone, an interactive showcase designed especially for youngsters, the Vintage Village, Autodrome and the Activity Zone.

The Air Tattoo is staged in support of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, a charity set up in 2005 to support the wider RAF family. As well as seeking to develop a spirit of air-mindedness in youngsters, it also aims to promote excellence with the Royal Air Force.

As a trusted partner of the RAF and UK armed forces, Thales has been an active supporter of RAF charities for many years.

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