PARIS, 18 June 2015.Thales and Defense Conseil International (DCI) have joined forces to better meet the high-level electronic warfare (EW) training “needs and expectations of military customers around the world,” officials explain. Thales and DCI engineers have developed common training modules focused on various aspects of modern EW.
Thales will contribute its technical expertise; the company develops, delivers, and supports EW systems for more than 50 countries, as well as designs EW simulators and provides training in the use and maintenance of these systems worldwide.
DCI will contribute its operational expertise. Since 1985, DCI experts have been delivering training using latest educational software, interactive simulation tools and practical laboratory exercises combined with visits to specialist units of the French armed forces. Courses are designed to familiarize trainees with the relevant work methods and help them make the best possible use of their EW equipment, both for training exercises and operational deployments.
“We share a common vision with Thales and its teams and together we’ve developed a highly efficient approach to training, based on the combination of French excellence in electronic warfare technologies and operations,” says DCI-AIRCO Executive Vice President Henri Rouby. “I believe that our innovative and integrated training solutions will be a key differentiator and will enable the French team to constantly meet and exceed the expectations of our customers.”
“Our complementary skills and flexible approach will ensure our customers benefit from real technical and operational efficiency as they seek to maximise their electronic warfare capabilities,” adds Merry Michaux, vice president of Thales’ military aerospace support and services business. “Thales’ presence in 56 countries and close working relations with operational armed forces personnel will further extend the partnership’s international reach to better serve customers and meet their specific national requirements.”
Established in 1972, DCI is a medium-sized services company, with the French State as its reference shareholder. DCI is culturally close to the French Ministry of Defence. Its main mission is to transfer knowledge and know-how from the French armed forces to countries with which France has friendly relations.
• Consultancy and assistance throughout the lifecycle of defence programmes
• Training engineering in academic, operational and technical fields
DCI and its subsidiaries have been partners of the French armed forces for 10 years within the scope of service contracts and are keen to extend their services to other European Union countries.
Thales is a global provider of technology to the aerospace, transportation, defense and security markets. With over 20,000 engineers and researchers, Thales designs, develop, and deploys equipment, systems, and services that meet complex security requirements.