Advanced soldier weapon systems developed by Thales
AUSTRALIA. Thales announced that, in order to maintain a capability advantage for Australia’s Defence Forces, the company plans to integrate its soldier systems with digital technologies, advanced sensor and targeting equipment, and networked communications.
According to the company, Thales’s advanced future soldier weapon system plans to integrate sensors and targeting systems, biometric security safeguards, tactical network links, and enhanced command, control, and situational awareness for both individual soldiers and commanders.
The future advanced individual weapon system is intended to keep up with the battle space becomes more digitized and networked.
Company officials claim that Thales’s development of the future soldier weapon system is undertaken in Lithgow and aligns with the Australian Government’s recognition that the research, design, development, and manufacture of small arms is a sovereign industrial capability.