Thales JTRS Handheld Radio Selected for U.S. Military Service
CLARKSBURG, Md., June 29, 2007 – Thales Communications, Inc., has been awarded a firm, fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide its AN/PRC-148 Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Enhanced Multiband Inter/Intra Team Radio, or JEM, system to all services of the U.S. Military. The consolidated, interim, single-channel, handheld radio (CISCHR) award was the result of a competitive procurement. The JTRS Joint Program Executive Office (JPEO), through the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) procurement authority, has consolidated handheld radio purchases for the U.S. Department of Defense, significantly reducing unit costs and allowing all participating agencies to purchase JTRS equipment. Under this IDIQ contract, Thales will compete for future awards of formal delivery orders, which will ultimately determine contract value. CISCHR has a one-year contract period with four additional one-year options.
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Thales (www.thalesgroup.com) is a global technology leader for the Defense, Security, Aerospace, and Transportation markets. In 2011, the company generated revenues of 13 billion (approximately $18.3 billion) with 67,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 22,500 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers and local partners
Thales Communications, Inc. (www.thalescomminc.com) is a global leader in the development of reliable, software-defined radio equipment and solutions. The company serves the ground, naval, airborne, and homeland security domains with tactical electronic equipment and information systems that address the technological and environmental challenges presented in real-world situations-especially those with size, weight, and power constraints. A U.S. proxy company (100% American), Thales Communications, Inc. is part of Thales.
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