Thales SA and Volvo AB's Renault Trucks Defense Cooperate on Digitized Vehicle Systems
Thales SA announced that Volvo AB's Renault Trucks Defense and Thales SA have reached a cooperation agreement on digitized vehicle systems to develop solutions for defense and security forces. Under the agreement, Renault Trucks Defense and Thales will propose mission systems that exploit vehicle mobility and protection and provide real-time communications between vehicles to support shared situation awareness and cooperative engagements. The platforms will include fighting vehicles as well as armored security vehicles equipped with a range of weapons, observation systems and communication systems depending on mission requirements. The agreement addresses a range of operational contexts: army surveillance and reconnaissance units (close-range reconnaissance, target acquisition, etc.), security forces (border surveillance, critical infrastructure surveillance, etc.) and special forces; battlegroups made up of different types of combat and support vehicles, and security and law enforcement units, particularly in urban environments. Renault Trucks Defense and Thales are already working together on digitized vehicle systems further to an initial partnership agreement for the VAB Mk3 armored personnel carrier announced at Eurosatory 2012.
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