Thales and Weibel Scientific sign agreement strengthening Danish and French defence industries
Thales and Weibel Scientific (a Danish advanced doppler radar manufacturer) have signed a cooperation agreement to develop and strengthen the bonds within European defence industry - creating shared international export opportunities integrating Weibel’s short-range ground mission radars into the Thales radar portfolio to address ground based air defence (GBAD) or C-UAV missions.
At the Danish Embassy in Paris during the Danish industrial days, Thales and Weibel Scientific today signed an agreement to extend Thales’s portfolio with the newly developed high performing XENTA radar family dedicated to short-range ground missions. This cooperation will leverage Thales’ recognized international radar position with the highly advanced Weibel Doppler radar superiority to offer best in class product.
The collaboration will strengthen the businesses of both companies, creating additional opportunities for both Thales and Weibel Scientific to deliver the best solution forces are expecting. In particular, Thales will offer a common solution for the Danish Army ground based air defence incorporating the Weibel XENTA-M5 radar into the advance Thales GBAD solution.
The new cooperation between Thales and Weibel Scientific sets a milestone for the European commercial relations between the Danish and French defence industry, and underlines Thales’ commitment to invest locally in countries through industrial partnerships and collaborations – and is in-line with the new Danish defence industrial strategy.
"Thales is a leading provider of defence mission solutions, and incorporating Weibel Scientific’s highly advanced Doppler radars will strengthen the global Thales portfolio in ground short range segment. We are looking forward to developing our common expertise for the benefit of our clients.” Serge Adrian, Senior Vice President Surface radars activity, Thales.
"I am delighted with Thales’ decision to include our radar into their global product portfolio. The XENTA radar offers an exceptional capacity within counter drone and air defence. With Thales, it will significantly improve radar offerings to meet end-user needs. The acknowledgement by the top-tier Air Defence and Air Surveillance solution provider Thales is the best recognition we could have hoped for.” Peder R. Pedersen, CEO and President Weibel Scientific.