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April 14th, 2019

Thales is Selected by Switzerland for an Image Intelligence System

Switzerland has selected Thales for an image intelligence system — drawing on their expertise in advanced multi-source data analysis technologies, Thales is optimally positioned, according to the company, to support governments in their fight against constantly evolving threats.

Thales develops systems that governments need to maintain surveillance and identify and assess the ever-expanding array of threats they face. In the race to anticipate threats before they happen, which is an inherent part of national security today, weak signals are a crucial part of decision support for operations. It calls for the ability to gather data, process it, extract operationally relevant information and then tie it all together to make it directly actionable by decision makers.

A key element in the intelligence chain that supports operations, the MINDS / SAIM platform, is designed to digitally process real-time data feeds from all types of sensors. With the increasing number of sensors — satellite, airborne, deployed on the ground — image data analysis requirements continue to grow, calling for advanced processing tools to address issues arising from the volume of data and diversity of sources.

In today’s world of ubiquitous information, MINDS / SAIM will enable the Swiss Armed Forces to precisely target the data they need to process and to identify threats, thanks to a set of highly sophisticated tools based on AI and other technologies.

Gérard Herby, VP, Protection Systems Business Line, Thales, said this latest export success confirms MINDS / SAIM’s positioning as the solution of choice for all armed forces involved in image intelligence.