New Delhi/Bengaluru.
Thales, a trusted partner to the Indian armed forces since 1953, will be participating in the 11th edition of Aero India, the international aerospace, defence, civil aviation, airport infrastructure and defence engineering exhibition, from 14 – 18 February 2017 in Bengaluru, India.

At this year’s exhibition, Thales will demonstrate its ability of continually meeting the customer’s highest expectations through innovation, mastery of advanced technology and industrial prowess by displaying a wide range of its cutting-edge products, capabilities and latest developments. Thales will provide visitors with insights and demonstrations in the following areas:

Thales in India: Thales is enthusiastic about the ‘Make in India’ policy of the Indian government and developing the industrial defence base of the country. At Aero India 2017, the Thales booth will highlight Thales’s relationship with India, its cooperation with the local industry, and capabilities that can optimally serve the modernisation needs of the Indian armed forces. The capabilities on display would include rocket systems, underwater systems (sonars), surveillance and fire control radars, surface warfare systems (missiles), among others.

Thales on-board the Rafale: Thales, a member of the Rafale team alongside Dassault Aviation, provides a number of state-of-the-art equipment and systems onboard the Rafale. These include the RBE2 AESA radar, the Spectra electronic warfare system, optronics, the communication navigation and identification system (CNI), the majority of the cockpit display systems, power generation systems and a logistics support component. At Aero India this year, Thales will showcase these key systems as well as the new generation multi-function targetting pod and the airborne reconnaisance observation system.

Innovations: Through its unwavering focus on innovation, Thales remains a partner of choice to armed forces around the world. Thales will display some of its globally acclaimed products and equipment during the air show. These include Stratobus, an autonomous stratospheric airship that can be positioned at an altitude of 20 km over its theatre of operations and can perform a variety of missions including surveillance of borders or high-value sites, on land or at sea, security, environmental monitoring and telecommunications, new broadband tactical software-defined radio SYNAPS and C4I systems, Spy’Ranger, a mini surveillance and reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) among others.

“We have had an excellent association with India since 1953 and have had noteworthy opportunities to partner with the government and industry to strengthen the capabilities of the Indian armed forces. Our objective is to make in India as well as export from India. We welcome events like Aero India which enable us to further our objective by connecting us with all key stakeholders and allowing us to bring our cutting-edge solutions to the Indian market”, Pascale Sourisse, Senior Executive Vice President, International Development, Thales.

Key points

· Please visit us at stand 3.1, Hall B, or contact us to arrange a briefing or a one-to-one interview.
· Experts from Thales group will be available for demonstrations and presentations of Thales’s equipment and capabilities.
· Company to highlight its overall goal of ‘Make in India and export from India’.