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Thales navigation aids to secure Kuwait’s airbases

posted on Nov 10, 2015

Thales has been awarded a contract by the Kuwait Ministry of Defence for the supply of navigation aids1 at its two major airbases, Ahmed Al-Jaber Airbase and Ali Al-Salem Airbase 

The contract, is part of the country’s continuing modernisation of Navigation Surveillance capabilities, and is aimed at ensuring airbases can continue to offer all-weather tactical, en-route navigation and approach services conformant to the highest Safety ICAO standards and provide safety and efficiency in the Kuwaiti Airspace. 

Thales has been a partner to Kuwait Ministry of Defence for over 25 years. 

With a base of over 7,000 units deployed worldwide, Thales is the world leader in the supply of Navaids, as well as a leader in the deployment of navigation aids for military airbases around the Middle East, with Navaids employed in several airbases in the region as well as major airports which serve both civil and military air traffic.

“This contract is testament to the Kuwaiti’s Ministry of Defence’s renewed confidence in Thales as their system provider of choice for the provision of comprehensive and technically advanced ground based air navigation systems.”

Vaclav Sourek, Thales Director Sales & Marketing, Air Traffic Management business


Key points
• The Airspace at two major Kuwaiti airbases will be secured by Thales Navaids
• The systems will help the Kuwait Ministry of Defence continue to ensure all-weather tactical, en-route navigation and approach navigation 
• Thales is a leader in the Supply of Navaids to military airbases in the Middle East


About Thales ATM

The world’s largest footprint

340 TopSky ATM solutions, 7,000 Navaids, 680 radars, 1,800 ADS-B/MLAT stations, and over 16,000 controllers utilising Thales solutions.

Two out of three aircraft take off, reach their destination and land thanks to Thales’s systems.

The world’s broadest product offering

Leading the way in all modes of surveillance, and able to provide all technologies in the ATM market. In 2013 Thales reinforced its standing by acquiring the ITS business from Egis Avia, allowing the group to broaden our offer in the airport infrastructure market and on tools maximising data flow for airport operators, civil aviation authorities and carriers.

Leader in all 3 major initiatives for the restructuring of global ATM

Number 1 industrial partner to SESAR, involved in NextGen and ICAO Block Upgrades, Thales fully integrates all of these evolutions in its product roadmap.

About Thales

Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 61,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €13 billion in 2014. With over 20,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its unique international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.


Press Contact Twitter
Emmanuelle Le Fol
Thales, Media Relations - Civil Aerospace 
Tel.: +33 (0)1 57 77 91 71 | Email: emmanuelle.lefol@thalesgroup.com





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