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The Royal Thai Navy Selects Thales to Modernize its Naval Capabilities

Thales has announced two significant contracts for the supply of a full spectrum of Above-water and Underwater solutions for the Royal Thai Navy (RTN). Thales will modernize the Bang Rachan Class Min

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Thales has been a partner to the Royal Thai armed forces since the late 90’s and has provided the Royal Thai Navy with numerous solutions from sensors to integrated combat systems for various vessels of the fleet. Building on the success of its collaboration with the RTN, Thales has been awarded the role of prime contractor for an extensive upgrade of two Bang Rachan Class mine hunters built in the late 80’s (HTMS Bang Rachan and HTMS Nong Sarai). This marks Thales’s first success in the underwater systems and sonars market in Thailand. 

As prime contractor, Thales will be responsible for the revised vessel design, repairs and modernization, the procurement of equipment and the platform integration. The upgraded ship will be equipped with new solutions, including a machinery control system, navigation systems, upgraded communications capabilities, Sonar TSM 2022 MkIII with M-CUBE command and control (C2) and a multi-influence signature range to manage RTN ships’ signatures.

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