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Switzerland selects Thales image intelligence system
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Switzerland selects Thales image intelligence system

Thales will supply elements of an image intelligence (IMINT) centre built around the Thales MINDS / SAIM system.

Under a contract signed at the end of March 2019 with the Swiss Federal Office for Defence Procurement (Armasuisse), Thales will supply elements of an image intelligence (IMINT) centre built around the Thales MINDS / SAIM system. Deliveries will begin in early 2020.

The MINDS / SAIM platform is designed to digitally process real-time data feeds from all types of sensors — satellite, airborne, deployed on the ground — using advanced processing tools to address issues arising from the volume of data and diversity of sources.

According to Thales, 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.

MINDS (Multisensor image Interpretation and Dissemination System) is described by Thales as a combat-proven solution providing real-time digital acquisition and processing of raw data from all EO/IR sensors including wet films, SAR and MTI radars.

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