Russia purchases production rights for thermal imagers from Thales

Feb 16, 2009
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Russia purchases production rights for thermal imagers from Thales

Russia bought from France a license for production of thermal imagers for tanks
Rosoboronexport and French Thales company signed three contracts in Paris, Interfax reported. Told the agency spokesman Rosoboronexport, Vyacheslav Davidenko, one of them involves the transfer of Russian technology elements of night vision devices for armored vehicles.

The fact that Russian tanks and armored vehicles will be equipped with the French thermal imagers, and previously reported - the first such agreement was concluded with Thales as early as 2008. First, there was agreement on the supply of thermal imagers, and then France and Russia agreed to sell licenses for the production of their elements.

Collect thermal imagers will be on the Vologda Optical and Mechanical Plant - the company has established a center for the production of devices. It is planned that night vision devices will be equipped with, including tanks T-90 T-80 and BMP-3 armored vehicles.

Two others signed between the Russian and French companies contract stipulate import permit in Russia means of communication for the integration of thermal imagers for armored vehicles and prescribe the conditions of delivery. The amount of contracts is unknown.

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