Thales lands deal to fight piracy

Equipment manufactured as part of a £48m deal for a Belfast arms firm will help the Royal Navy fight piracy on the high seas.

Missile firm Thales lands £48m deal to help Royal Navy fight piracy

BY CLARE WEIR

Equipment manufactured as part of a £48m deal for a Belfast arms firm will help the Royal Navy fight piracy on the high seas.

The Ministry of Defence has announced that Thales’ Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapons Light programme will be fitted to the Navy’s new Agusta Westland AW159 Wildcat Maritime Attack helicopters, which will be carried on frigates.

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Source: belfasttelegraph.co.uk

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