11 September 2013 Thales
DSEI, London, 11 September 2013 – Renault Trucks Defense (RTD) and Thales are proud to present a new range of solutions for combined arms armoured units and security agencies. The two companies are leaders in their respective fields and have partnered up to propose a complete range of packaged "off-the-shelf" solutions to customers.
Each package for company or battalion level units includes VAB Mk3 and Sherpa armoured vehicles from Renault Trucks Defense with mission systems developed by Thales and tailored to each vehicle variant. At battalion level, for example, a fleet of up to 85 digitised vehicles, including VAB Mk3 armoured vehicle in APC (Armoured Personal Carrier) or IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) configurations, can be delivered with the same electronic architecture (Battlenet Inside from RTD) and the field-proven Comm@nder Battlegroup command system from Thales. RTD and Thales committo providing a fully operational system on a turnkey basis.
Other packaged solutions are available for battlefield reconnaissance and surveillance units, based on the Bastion and ALTV platforms from ACMAT (a subsidiary of RTD), with sensor suites from Thales including day/night optronics, battlefield surveillance radars, COMINT systems and CBRN sensors. These solutions are also suitable for domestic security agencies deploying the same units on border control and critical infrastructure protection missions.
RTD and Thales are long-term partners and the packaged solutions available today are based on well-developed technologies. The two companies presented an ALTV vehicle configured for border surveillance at Milipol 2011 and a digitised version of the VAB Mk3 at Eurosatory 2012. A Special Forces version of the Sherpa equipped with Thales sensors was presented at the Sofins special operations event in 2013.