QinetiQ, Thales and Textron AirLand partner for ASDOT
The three companies’ CEOs met at Farnborough International Airshow today to announce the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) setting the foundation for the collaboration that will bid for the UK Ministry of Defence’s upcoming Air Support to Defence Operational Training (ASDOT) programme.
Through this partnership, Thales brings its extensive experience in delivering fully managed training services and engineering bespoke high fidelity training equipment such as full mission simulators for leading air platforms (A400M, Voyager, Tornado, Rafale, Mirage 2000, Hawk and Eurofighter).
Thales will also provide a range of sensors optimised for situational awareness, threat replication and targeting training, as well as Electronic Warfare capability.
Victor Chavez, Thales UK CEO, said: “Through this unique partnership with QinetiQ and Textron and the complementary expertise within our respective fields, we have the opportunity to offer all three armed services the most effective, cutting edge technology coupled with world leading training and services expertise. The UK Ministry of Defence will be able to benefit from the collaboration of technologies and knowledge to deliver important long-term Air Operational Training services.”
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