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Thales and Weibel Scientific signed a groundbreaking cooperation agreement, strengthening bonds between the Danish and French Defence industries …

Thales and Weibel Scientific, sign(ed) today a cooperation agreement integrating the high performing XENTA Doppler family of short-range ground mission radars into the renowned Thales radar portfolio – bringing to market a best-in-class solution for force protection and critical infrastructure.

The agreement was signed in the presence of the French Minister of Armed Forces Madame Florence Parly /photo, centre-left), and the Danish Minister of Defence Madame Trine Bramsen (photo, centre-right) at the Franco-Danish Industrial Day held at the Danish embassy in Paris.

Left to Right , Christoffe Salomon, Thales; and, Peder R. Pedersen, CEO and President Weibel Scientific. Previously mentioned defence ministers stand behind the signers – Mdme Florence Parly and Mdme Trine Bramson – image: Emmanuel Aguirre

Thales and Weibel Scientific (a leading advanced Doppler radar developer and manufacturer) signed a Cooperation Agreement yesterday. This further develops and strengthens defence-industrial bonds within the EU by creating shared international export opportunities that integrate Weibel’s short-range ground mission radars into the Thales radar portfolio, allowing the oft prime contractor Thales to address Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) or C-UAV missions.

Weibel’s short-range air defence illustrated – image: Weibel Scientific

Note: Although not a “naval” solution, MSD would be remiss if it ignored the role GBAD plays in the modern integrated battle space.

At the Danish Embassy in Paris during the Danish Industrial days, Thales and Weibel Scientific today signed an agreement to extend Thales’s portfolio with the newly developed high performing XENTA radar family dedicated to short-range ground missions. This cooperation will leverage Thales’ recognised international radar position with the highly advanced Weibel Doppler radar superiority to offer best in class product.

The collaboration will strengthen the offering and competitiveness of both companies, creating additional opportunities for both Thales and Weibel Scientific to deliver the best solution forces are expecting. In particular, Thales will offer a common solution for the Danish Army GBAD, incorporating the Weibel XENTA-M5 radar into the advance Thales GBAD solution.