Thales Opens CoE for Naval Radars in Singapore
The official opening of Thales’ Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Radar and Integrated Sensors in Singapore was held on January 25 and was inaugurated by Her Excellency Mrs Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, the Netherlands.
The CoE is the result of a close cooperation between Thales operations in the Netherlands and Singapore. The mission is to increase the amount and speed of innovation in naval radar and integrated sensors. This is achieved by performing Research and Technology activities in close coordination with three key assets of the Singapore environment: top-level research institutes, dynamic industry and an innovative and technology focused Defence organisation.
“This Center of Excellence paves the way to promising collaborative innovations in the field of radars and integrated sensors,” said Jean-Noel Stock, Chief Executive Officer of Thales Solutions Asia, Singapore.
This new centre will complement and leverage the Singapore R&T environment in the field of Radar and Integrated Sensors.
The CoE benefits both Singapore and Thales Group by promoting innovation, creating new knowledge and new opportunities. The CoE will benefit Singapore in the following ways:
- Provide an efficient platform to share skills, capabilities and knowledge
- Accelerate the development of solutions for high-end requirements
- Generate a foundation for engineering of innovative products
- Contribute to strengthening technical skill-sets available in Singapore by employing and developing local engineers
Naval Today Staff, January 28, 2013; Image: Thales