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2008-08-04 00:00:05

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Iridium Satellite LLC today announced it has selected two companies - Lockheed Martin and Thales Alenia Space - to participate in the final phase of its procurement process for the company's next-generation satellite constellation, "Iridium NEXT." Iridium chose Lockheed Martin and Thales Alenia Space as a result of their initial, innovative constellation design concepts; demonstrated understanding of performance requirements and capabilities; and...

2008-07-30 06:00:44

THE departure of Alcatel-Lucent chairman Serge Tchuruk may speed up efforts to sell the group's stake in Thales, Europe's largest defence electronics firm, which he helped take public. Analysts said a sale of the 20.8 per cent stake was more likely because of a strategic disparity between the two groups, though Alcatel-Lucent's finance director stressed it was under no pressure to sell the shares to fund its operations. Alcatel obtained the stake after participating in Thales's...

2008-07-11 18:00:00

By TOM MCTAGUE THE Irish Aviation Authority had to shut down the radar it uses to guide planes safely in and out of Dublin Airport after two glitches. The first problem with the EUR115million French Thales system happened at 11.45am on Wednesday when it stopped displaying information for 10 minutes. It meant controllers could not identify aircraft. The second glitch was at 1.30pm. Departing aircraft were held on the ground and some in the air were told to maintain holding patterns....