Thales and DCI Group join forces to provide training in imagery intelligence
On Wednesday 21 June 2023, DCI Group1 and Thales signed a partnership agreement to provide training in imagery intelligence. This partnership will combine Thales's technical training expertise with DCI Group's experience in operational training and will be use solutions including the MINDS multi-sensor image interpretation and dissemination system from Thales.
Général Delahaye, Group DCI and Gerard Herby, VP Protection Systems at Thales Imagery is one of the most important sources of the intelligence used to analyse and understand crisis and conflict situations. The MINDS system is a complete, field-proven, high-performance IMINT (imagery intelligence) solution developed by Thales, a trusted industry partner for defence systems integration, for use by all members of the intelligence community.
DCI Group is responsible for the transfer of French armed forces know-how to partner countries. The agreement with Thales will enable the operator to offer training based on a state-of-the-art IMINT tool for image interpretation specialists from other countries.
The partnership covers technical and operational training for intelligence staff in partner countries, as well as user assistance, guidance and support. Thales will also be involved in system presentations during user training and will help identify opportunities for developing joint service offerings. This alliance will enrich and expand the value propositions of both Thales and DCI Group to meet the needs of partner armed forces by providing training on a state-of-the-art solution that encapsulates France’s world-class know-how in imagery intelligence.