MOIE SIC Terre
- Délégation Générale pour l'Armement
- Ministry of Defence
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization
DGA, the French Defense Procurement Agency, awarded Thales and EADS DCS a 230
million Euro ($300 million) contract as joint industrial prime contractors for
the MOIE SIC Terre program. The contract covers development work on the
networked system for the French Army.
Thales, as lead contractor, will assume 70 percent stake and EADS will assume
the remaining 30 percent. MOIE SIC Terre program will focus on digitization of
the battlefield providing increased effectiveness by networking all the players
in the battlespace and speeding up overall process. It is expected that key
capabilities provided by SIC Terre will facilitate automation information
exchange; controlled networking of all information at all levels of the command
chain; and enhanced interoperability within French, multinational and NATO
All French Army's communications and information systems will be connected
through MOIE SIC Terre common shared technical platform. Furthermore, such a
platform will guarantee interoperability between existing and future French
Army's systems, the same will apply to other nations systems. Total cost of
ownership will be optimized through the new platform and deployment of
expeditionary forces out of area will also benefit from the capabilities
provided by SIC Terre.
Under the terms of the contract, Thales and EADS DSC will integrate SIC Terre
into 14 existing communications and information systems while significantly
improving the capabilities of the command chain. The new platform will
incorporate the latest information, security and IP communication technologies.
Based on this common platform technology, the program contractors will develop
the next generation command and control systems (SICF) for the French Army's
MOIE SIC Terre will leverage ATTILA study, which was conducted by Thales
oriented to define a new, unified IP-based technology communications
architecture. The same recommendations and solutions provided by ATTILA have
been adopted for the French Navy's SIC 21 program.
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