Oslo -- Thales Norway will deliver communication, security and soldier integration solutions for the CV90 upgrade programme as part of a Norwegian team lead by Kongsberg.
The team, including Kongsberg, Thales Norway and Vinghøg, will supply combat systems for military vehicles to BAE Systems. BAE Systems, Sweden, is the main supplier to the Norwegian Army's upgrade programme of the CV90 infantry fighting vehicle.
Norwegian industry has a key role in the modernization of the CV90. Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, Thales Norway and Vinghøg are major subcontractors in areas such as computers, communications and armaments. “We have agreed to structure the industrial cooperation in such a way that it strengthens the capacity of Norwegian industry to both develop and manufacture systems within key technology sectors that remain important to the Norwegian Armed Forces”, concludes State Secretary Ingebrigtsen in a Ministry of Defence press release.
Thales will deliver communication solutions based on the well proven communication node, SOTAS, enabling on-board voice communication (intercom) and easy access to external communication networks.
Thales will act as a Trusted Security Advisor for BAE Systems with a holistic approach to security. Security solutions feature the TCE 621/M new mobile IP encryption device for the tactical domain as well as a Trusted Security Filter for separation of networks operating at different security levels.
Thales will support in integration of the NORMANS future soldier system with the CV90 vehicle systems, allowing quick and seamless change between mounted and dismounted operations.
“Providing information, communication and security systems and solutions for vehicle installations has been a focus area for Thales for years. We are proud to be part of the CV 90 upgrade programme, and we are looking forward to continuing the close collaboration with BAE Systems, Kongsberg, Vinghøg and other Norwegian industrial players in order to provide solutions that improves operational effectiveness”, says CEO of Thales Norway, Glenn Pedersen.