Thales signs submarine partnering agreement

Thales UK’s naval business has signed a submarine Performance Partnering Arrangement (PPA) with BAE Systems.

This arrangement will see both companies cooperate on future submarine programs. The aim of both parties is that the PPA will significantly contribute to providing an affordable and sustainable common combat system across the UK’s submarine flotilla.Under the PPA, Thales will be the preferred contractor for submarine sonar work in support of BAE Systems’ submarine build and combat system design work.
This will include providing sonar functional integration services for BAE Systems. Thales will also continue to be a key contributor to the combat system Design Evolution Team managed by BAE Systems on behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence.

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