Thales has developed a major experience in vehicle electronic architecture and vetronics. These are critical to the effectiveness of land vehicle platforms and their role in integrated network-centric warfare operations, both present and future. In 2005, Thales was awarded by Frost & Sullivan Market Leadership Award for its successful vetronics strategy.
x in France, BOA* network-centric concept and VBL SOURCE* programme;
x in the UK, as prime contractor on the FRES* electronic architecture and BGTI* weapon system upgrade programmes. In the framework of the Future Rapid Effect System (FRES) programme, the Thales-led team has been selected to define and demonstrate a scalable and open-ended electronic architecture solution for the FRES fleet of medium armoured vehicles (potentially 3,500 vehicles of 15 different types);
x in Germany, with vehicle electronic mission packages for Marder, Leopard, Fuchs, Wiesel, Puma, Boxer, etc;
x in Belgium: with the MPPV* and Recce Pandur upgrade programmes;
x in Switzerland, with the electronics for RAP Pz* vehicles.