DEGREANE HORIZON signs a 10 year contract with THALES.

The aeronautical maintenance division within the French Ministry of Defense (DMAé) has awarded THALES a ten-year contract to provide through-life support for the main components (sensors, radars, operations centres, communication and information systems) of the SCCOA system.

The SCCOA system is the national aerospace surveillance system. It ensures the surveillance and the control of airspace as well as the coordination of the ground-to-air defense, the preparation and the conduct of the air operations on both the national territory and overseas.

Under the scope of the SCCOA system support programme named VASSCO (VerticAlisation du Soutien du SCCOA), DEGREANE HORIZON signs a 10 year contract with THALES and will do the maintenance of the meteorological systems located on the army bases both in the national territory and overseas


DEGREANE HORIZON, a subsidiary of VINCI Energies, serves various markets such as Defense since 1960, Energy since 1973 and Meteorology since 1984. The company is located in the region of Toulon south of France with fifty employees. The company has a strong expertise in the design of complex electronic systems from subsea acoustics systems to UHF radars.


THALES is a world leader in high technologies for the Aerospace, Defense, Security and Transport markets. THALES delivers solutions that enhance the security of airport operations, airspace security and air traffic control.

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