"Thales is proud of the trust of the United Arab Emirates," Thales vice
president Pierre Suslenschi said.
ZAGIL, meant to facilitate a command, control, communication, computers
and intelligence [C4I] system, was said to combine mobility, security,
hardening and multi-media information exchange capabilities. The value of
the contract was not reported.
"ZAGIL will get the latest battlespace digitization technology available
on the market to support their overall C4ISR network centric warfare
programs," Suslenschi said.
Executives said ZAGIL was based on the TRC 4000 family of secure,
tactical, high-data rate microwave radios. They said TRC 4000, ordered or
deployed by the militaries of Britain, France and Switzerland, could
transmit 34 megabytes per second over encrypted transmission links as well
as seamless interoperability with the mobile components of the battlefield.
ZAGIL was said to be capable of transmitting voice, data and video at
long range. Executives said the network could be enhanced with commercial