As part of the French MoD’s MCO Terre 2025 through-life support transformation plan, Thales and the Structure Intégrée du Maintien en condition opérationnelle des Matériels Terrestres (SIMMT – integrated through-life support structure for land forces equipment and systems) have formed a strategic partnership to support electronic systems. This is the first partnership of its kind, and will involve setting up a joint government/industry platform at the 14th BSMAT equipment support base in Nouâtre, Central France.

Thales is providing technological, digital and organisational expertise to help SIMMT achieve the following specific objectives:

  • improved availability of high added-value information systems and digital solutions (electronic and communications systems, satellite links and EW to guarantee full visibility of the status of equipment fleets;
  • optimised management of technical and logistic support operations.

SIMMT and Thales are also working to improve operational performance of support systems by introducing innovative methods, organisational models, technologies and digital solutions. This will include putting in place a joint operations management platform, setting up hybrid facilities to shorten technical and skills maintenance cycles, and implementing new technologies in day-to-day management tools as appropriate.

The partnership will progressively build a full range of solutions, drawing on various services to be shared by all support projects digitalised SIMMT-Thales interface, electronic documentation platform, paperless logistics, inventory management, knowledge management and capitalisation.

The SIMMT-Thales agreement will cover communications and C2 equipment among other electronic systems. (Photo: Thales Group)

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