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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Netherlands Ministry of Defence partners with Thales for air defence systems and services

SMART-L EWC Ground Based systemThe Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Thales announce their partnership for the service of four SMART-L Early Warning Capability (EWC) radars for the Royal Netherlands Navy, as well as service and delivery of two SMART-L EWC Ground Based systems (GB) for the Royal Netherlands Airforce.

“These are unique contracts in which the services for both ground based and naval systems have been aligned and the MOD has involved a private party,” says vice-admiral Borsboom, Director of the Defense Materiel Organisation in The Netherlands.

‘By long term commitment we are able to improve the management of costs during the life cycle of the system.’

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