Thales and Défense Conseil International: Partnerships in underwater and electronic warfare training

Thales and Défense Conseil International (DCI) have concluded today Friday 14-2016 two partnership agreements relating to undersea warfare and electronic warfare systems.

In undersea warfare, Thales and DCI will work together on training, including high-level training, and on different associated high added value services.

DCI has reinforced its industrial partnership with Thales by concluding a new agreement in undersea warfare. This agreement will allow the naval branch of DCI and the undersea warfare systems branch of Thales to collaborate in training and services.

Combining the excellence of the underwater systems developed by Thales with the naval operational expertise of DCI, this global offer is intended for navies who wish to acquire or reinforce their underwater warfare capacity. This partnership covers the full spectrum of underwater activities, including the sale of simulation solutions, technical and operational training, assistance, consultancy and support for navies and users.

Following an initial agreement concluded in 2015 in the airborne electronic warfare sector, Thales and DCI are extending their partnership to the naval sector. This joint strategy allows the two groups to reinforce their training offer and to provide the optimum response to the needs of partner country navies.

These innovative technical and operational training programmes, which come in response to new security and defence needs, allow partner armed forces to acquire a full capacity, while benefiting from the latest advances in technology.

DCI Chairman and CEO Jean-Michel Palagos declared: “This association with Thales, the key player in military underwater detection and electronic warfare, represents a huge opportunity to develop the quality of our training for customer countries that wish to expand their competences in these sectors.”

Merry Michaux, Vice President for Thales’s military aerospace support and services business, added: “The combination of our respective expertise brings our customers real added value in two important sectors for our armed forces. As shown by the previous agreement, the flexibility of our approach represents an effective response to the capacity optimization needs of our customers”.