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April 9, 2021 | International, Aerospace

Armasuisse a signé le contrat d’acquisition du système SkyView de Thales 

DÉFENSE

Air & Cosmos rappelle que la Suisse a choisi le système français SkyView de Thales dans le cadre de son programme « C2Air » qui vise à remplacer les sous-systèmes Ralus (système radar de situation aérienne) et Lunas (système de message de situation aérienne) dans le cadre de son système existant de surveillance aérienne et de contrôle des opérations des forces aériennes. Après une phase d'évaluation lors de laquelle trois systèmes différents ont été testés, armasuisse (Office fédéral de l'armement) avait opté, le 19 septembre 2019 pour le système SkyView. Le Parlement avait approuvé l'acquisition de ce système dans le cadre du message sur l'armée 2020. Le contrat d'acquisition avec le constructeur français a été signé début avril 2021. La réalisation interviendra dans les centres de calcul du DDPS (Département fédéral de la défense, de la protection de la population et des sports). Son introduction commencera aux alentours de 2025.

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