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Thales consolidates defense and security businesses

Oct. 16, 2013 - 06:07PM   |  
By MICHAEL PECK   |   Comments
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Thales Communications has changed its name to Thales Defense & Security.

“Through recent acquisitions and intra-Thales mergers, the company’s increased technology base and product portfolio now include adjacent markets,” said a company announcement.

Thales Communications has merged with the navigation, surveillance, and simulation segment of the Thales air traffic management organization, as well as the former Thales USA Defense and Security. In 2012, Thales Communications acquired Tampa Microwave, which makes tactical satellite communications terminals, as well as Visionix and InterSense, which produces helmet-mounted displays and motion-tracking systems.

Thales Communications will also take management control of Thales e-Security, a provider of data protection solutions, and the Thales-DRS joint venture, Advanced Acoustic Concepts, which produces sonar systems.

“Thales has essentially consolidated its U.S. defense and security businesses under one company,” said Thales USA CEO Alan Pellegrini. “This has created a larger, stronger company with operational and market synergies that will benefit both shareholders and customers.”

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