Thales delivers vehicle intercom systems for Brazilian Army

Thales trans­fers key tech­nolo­gies to Brazil through its sub­sidiary Omnisys


Thales, through its ful­ly owned sub­sidiary Omnisys, a Brazil­ian tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­ny based in São Bernar­do do Cam­po, has deliv­ered the first batch of SOTAS inter­com sys­tems to equip Brazil­ian Army Uru­tu vehi­cles for mis­sions in Haiti, VBTP-MR Guarani and M113 armoured per­son­nel carriers. 

“This is an impor­tant con­tract, main­ly because it’s the result of a nation­al ten­der in which Thales in the Nether­lands has trans­ferred all the nec­es­sary tech­nolo­gies to Omnisys in line with the Brazil­ian government’s strat­e­gy to devel­op its nation­al defence indus­try,” says Lau­rent Mourre, Thales Coun­try Direc­tor for Brazil. 

The Brazil­ian Army’s Com­man­der of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Elec­tron­ic War­fare, Gen. Antoni­no dos San­tos Guer­ra Neto, stat­ed that the SOTAS sys­tem has been test­ed in a range of oper­a­tional sit­u­a­tions and has met CCOMGEX’s strin­gent require­ments in every respect. 

“We are delight­ed about this con­tract award for the sup­ply of the inter­com sys­tems for our mil­i­tary vehi­cles,” said Gen­er­al dos San­tos Guer­ra Neto. “Hav­ing a Brazil­ian com­pa­ny involved in the man­u­fac­tur­ing process is a source of great pride. As a result, Brazil­ian engi­neers are learn­ing state-of-the-art tech­nolo­gies, which is good for our defence indus­try and its future devel­op­ment. We are also very pleased with the way this con­tract is exe­cut­ed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Brazil­ian Army.” 

SOTAS is a com­plete vehi­cle com­mu­ni­ca­tion solu­tion for the dig­i­tal bat­tle­space. It com­pris­es routers, crew sta­tions and oth­er ele­ments and mod­ules as part of a com­plete range of prod­ucts. SOTAS is based on a flex­i­ble archi­tec­ture and forms an inte­grat­ed end-to-end infor­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion net­work for shared sit­u­a­tion aware­ness at all lev­els of com­mand, from oper­a­tions room to infantry in the field. Thanks to its inher­ent­ly mod­u­lar, open-end­ed design, it can be read­i­ly adapt­ed and extend­ed at any time, with no dis­rup­tion to the ini­tial instal­la­tion. The con­tract between the Thales sub­sidiary and the Cen­tro de Comu­ni­cações e Guer­ra Eletrôni­ca do Exérci­to (CCOMGEX / Army Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Elec­tron­ic War­fare Cen­tre) was signed in Sep­tem­ber 2011. It marks the effec­tive launch of the SOTAS solu­tion on the Brazil­ian mar­ket, where total demand is esti­mat­ed at around 3,000 units. 


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