Thales and Boeing selected for Future Rapid Effect System

ST. LOUIS, 8 Oct. 2007. The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced that Thales U.K. in partnership with Boeing's Defence U.K. subsidiary have been selected as the preferred bidder for the role of System of Systems Integrator (SOSI) for the Future Rapid Effect System (FRES) program.

ST. LOUIS, 8 Oct. 2007. The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced that Thales U.K. in partnership with Boeing's Defence U.K. subsidiary have been selected as the preferred bidder for the role of System of Systems Integrator (SOSI) for the Future Rapid Effect System (FRES) program.

Alex Dorrian, CEO of Thales UK, says: "Thales and our partner Boeing are committed to helping the MoD achieve success in FRES, which is the UK Army's highest priority equipment program. We are ready to build upon the rapid decision made by the MoD to drive forward with pace to the successful delivery of the program."

Dorrian adds, "Underpinning expertise includes capability-based acquisition, commercial innovation, the management of complex supply chains and world-class systems integration skills. The team also has excellent domain knowledge of the UK defense acquisition process and of the land environment, including armored fighting vehicles."

The FRES program will provide the British Army with a family of medium-weight, network-enabled, air-deployable armored vehicles to meet up to 16 battlespace roles.

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