C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

Thales builds up UK naval combat facility in support of Type 31e bid

22 March 2019

Thales is to open a UK centre of excellence to develop its TACTICOS naval combat management system (CMS) in support of the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) future Type 31e frigate programme.

As part of the Babcock-led Team 31, which is proposing the Arrowhead 140 ship design to meet the Type 31e requirement, Thales is taking responsibility for integration and delivery of the mission system, including sensors, countermeasures, and communications. The TACTICOS Baseline 2 CMS forms the core of the Arrowhead 140 mission system offer.

Developed by Thales Nederland in Hengelo, the latest TACTICOS Baseline 2 CMS retains the existing and proven OpenSPLICE Data Distribution Service (DDS) infrastructure but introduces a series of hardware and software enhancements.

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