DSEI 2017: Esterline Wins Deal to Equip 1,100 Thales Hawkei Vehicles in Australia with Displays and Servers
(Defence and Security Equipment International – DSEI – London, U.K. – September 12, 2017) Esterline Corporation, a leading specialty manufacturer serving global aerospace and defense markets, has signed a contract with Thales Australia. Under the agreement, Esterline will supply Thales with rugged displays and servers to be installed in the Hawkei Protected Mobility vehicles. The contract has been awarded following an international tender on account of Esterline’s market leadership, unique system architecture and, most importantly, successful trials.
Thales chose Esterline’s rugged networked products for the vehicles after a rigorous selection process, which included extensive trials and technical information exchange sessions with the Esterline team.
“For Esterline, this deal confirms that we have the solutions in place to equip new-generation protected vehicles that are built around the Generic Vehicle Architecture,” said Steven Luys, vice president, rugged and ATC, Esterline Advanced Displays. He added: “We are delighted to deliver the displays and servers to create common situational awareness in this much-applauded, next-generation vehicle.”
Esterline Corporation is a leading worldwide supplier to the aerospace and defense industry specializing in three core areas: Advanced Materials; Avionics & Controls; and Sensors & Systems. With annual sales of approximately $2 billion, Esterline employs roughly 13,000 people across the globe.
Operations within the Avionics & Controls segment focus on technology interface systems for commercial and military aircraft and similar devices for land- and sea-based military vehicles, cockpit integration systems, secure communications systems, specialized medical equipment and other high-end industrial and gaming applications.
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14.9 billion in 2016. With over 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.
Thales in Australia is a trusted partner of the Australian Defence Force and is also present in commercial sectors ranging from air traffic management and ground transport systems to security systems and services. Employing around 3,200 people, Thales in Australia recorded revenues of more than AUD 1 billion in 2016.