Thales to Support Royal Daring-Class Destroyers

22 March 2010 (Last Updated March 22nd, 2010 18:30)

Thales UK will provide support services for the integrated communications system (FICS) of the UK Royal Navy's Daring Class destroyers under a six-ship, seven-year support contract awarded by BAE Systems. Under the contract, Thales will support the destroyers' internal and external FICS

Thales UK will provide support services for the integrated communications system (FICS) of the UK Royal Navy's Daring Class destroyers under a six-ship, seven-year support contract awarded by BAE Systems.

Under the contract, Thales will support the destroyers' internal and external FICS and will also provide support services for a single shore-based reference system.

Work will be carried out by Thales UK at its Crawley facility and delivered in two stages, including mobilisation and in-service support beginning on HMS Daring.

The Royal Navy's Type 45 Class destroyer uses the principal anti-air missile system (PAAMS) as the main armament to defend itself and other ships while in escort missions.

The 152.4m-long and 21.2m-wide Daring Class destroyer has a displacement capacity of 7,350t, accommodation for up to 235 and a cruising speed in excess of 29kt.