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ThalesRaytheonSystems receives $20M FLORAKO framework contract from Switzerland

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Mar 07, 2011

FULLERTON, Calif., (March 7, 2011) – ThalesRaytheonSystems has received a twenty seven month, $20M award to continue its work on Switzerland’s air defense system, known as FLORAKO (FLORES, RALUS, KOMSYS).

Under this framework contract, ThalesRaytheonSystems will provide ongoing support and software upgrades for the FLORAKO system.

The FLORAKO air defense system, designed by ThalesRaytheonSystems, is one of the most advanced command and control systems of its kind. FLORAKO is comprised of several subsystems, including the Link 16 subsystem, which work together to provide one of the most comprehensive air command and control systems deployed today. FLORAKO is one of the few systems capable of correlating civilian and military data feeds in real time, enhancing the quality of the airspace picture and decision-making times for operators. The FLORAKO air defense system has been fully operational since early 2004.

“The new FLORAKO framework contract is the vehicle for a long-term relationship allowing both the customer and the contractor to work efficiently and maintain the focus on ensuring a reliable and innovative system is in place to support Swiss air defense,” said Kim Kerry, Chief Executive Officer, ThalesRaytheonSystems, U.S. Operations. “This framework contract builds upon a decade of outstanding performance and demonstrates our commitment to a valued customer.”

ThalesRaytheonSystems is a world leader in providing fixed and deployable Air Command and Control systems to the world’s defense forces, including those of NATO, the U.S. and France.

About ThalesRaytheonSystems
ThalesRaytheonSystems is an international company specializing in air defense systems, command and control systems, 3D air defense radars, battlefield and weapon locating radars.  Since its founding in 2001, ThalesRaytheonSystems has become one of the defense industry’s most successful transatlantic joint ventures. The company employs 1,600 people and is equally owned by Raytheon and Thales.

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