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Thales Proceeds On Soldier Weapon Systems for Australia

Thales is working on soldier systems of the future that will integrate disruptive digital technologies, advanced sensor and targeting equipment and networked communications at its facilities in Lithgow, Australia.

Thales’s development of the future soldier weapon system is undertaken in Lithgow, NSW and aligns with the Australian Government’s recognition that the research, design, development and manufacture of small arms is a priority sovereign industrial capability.

The digitised battlespace will require a fundamental technology leap to retain the capability advantage for Australia’s Defence Forces

“Rapid advances in digital technology bring increasing threats as well as new capabilities. Thales’s future weapon system accelerates the development process for an era of networked warfare,” said Chris Jenkins, CEO, Thales Australia.

Thales’s advanced future soldier weapon system will integrate:

  • cutting edge sensors and targeting systems;
  • biometric security safeguards;
  • tactical network links to enable collaborative engagement
  • enhanced command, control and situational awareness for both individual soldiers and commanders.

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