Thales Navigation and Air Data Equipment
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Space, Defence, Security and Transportation markets. Thales is a world-leading provider of onboard solutions and high value-added services for the civil and military aerospace markets.
Thales’s Aerospace business, set up in close proximity to its customers, employs 13,000 people worldwide, who are helping to define tomorrow’s air transport solutions and to better protect lives in operational theatres.
In the military domain, Thales combat systems are at the forefront of technological innovation to meet all mission requirements. The company provides high performance avionics and mission systems for major European programmes such as the Rafale, A400M, FSTA, NH90 and Tiger.
Thales designs radar, electronic warfare, optronic, communication, navigation and identification solutions for protecting aircrews and military assets.
As an industry-leading supplier of mission, surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, Thales is the European leader in UAV (Unmanned Air Vehicle) systems and is also prime contractor in the fields of maritime patrol and surveillance. Thales has developed a complete range of dedicated service solutions to allow Armed Forces to focus on their core activities.
Inertial navigation system (INS)
Thales INS with GPS is a robust hybridized localization solution embedding full in-house Thales PIXYZ gyrometers and electro-mechanical accelerometers technologies. Thales flexible product configuration allows for easy integration with various system interfaces.
Our INS products include:
- GPS C/A
- GPS SAASM
Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)
IMU’s are based on Thales in-house tri-axis ring laser gyrometer technologies (PIXYZ), Electro-Mechanical and MEMS accelerometers providing outstanding resistance to vibrations and guaranteed operability in harsh environments.
- North seeking gyroscopes
- IMUs (Drift: 50°/h to 0,005°/h
- Rate sensor units (drift: 0,003°/h)
- Vertical Gyroscopes (3 to 5°/mn)
Military GPS receivers
Thales Military GPS receivers are built on a SAASM design approved by the United States GPS WING (DoD). Our products offer secure and accurate positioning in high dynamics military environments with an outstanding jamming resistance as requested by the Navigation Warfare Program (NAVWAR).
- Topstar 100-2
- Topstar 100-3
- 1000S SAASM board
Thales accelerometers are based on three in-house technologies: Electro-Mechanical, MEMS Quartz, and MEMS Silicium. Thales accelerometers are harsh environment proven and are calibrated for increased performance.
- EMA 1000 (Biais: 50 to 180 µG)
- A100 (Biais: 400 to 600 µG)
Thales offers a wide range of outstanding accurate and reliable products divided into six families such as:
- Pitot static
- Angle Of Attack
Air data computer
Thales Air Data Computers are equipped with in-house Thales Pressure Sensors for increased efficiency and long-term stability. RVSM certified, highly accurate at low speed, Thales Air Data Computers are compatible with all ranges of altitude and speed and offer protection against blade modulation effects.
- Air data computers (ADC)
- Air data modules (ADM)
Products and Services
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AC-208 Eliminator Armed Caravan Aircraft
TAI TF-X Stealth Fighter
Heron TP-XP MALE Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)
Cloud Shadow Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Spy’Ranger Mini Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Q01 MALE Optionally Piloted Aircraft
Comsat NG Military Satellite Communications System
CERES SIGINT Satellite System
Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications Satellite (SGDC)
AW109 Power Light Twin-Engine Helicopter
Göktürk-1 Earth Observation Satellite
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