BreconRidge Signs Major Contract with Thales - Radar Systems Modules to be Manufactured in Ottawa

    OTTAWA, April 9 /CNW Telbec/ - BreconRidge Manufacturing Solutions
Corporation (BreconRidge), a global electronics manufacturing and design
services company, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with
Thales Nederland B.V. (Thales) to manufacture and supply Transmit/Receive
Modules and Switch Matrix Modules to Thales. These Modules form the heart of
the antennae used in Thales' Active Phase Array Radar (APAR) system. This work
builds on the successful development and implementation of Canadian designed
and manufactured Transmit/Receive Modules delivered to Thales under a previous
contract, which were deployed on Federal German Navy F124 and Royal
Netherlands Navy LCF frigates.
    Complete product manufacturing will be conducted at BreconRidge's
headquarters in Ottawa, Canada and will utilize its specialized
microelectronics engineers, staff and production facilities. The contract will
be completed over a four year period and represents a significant order intake
for the company.
    Commenting on the agreement, Bruce Rodgers, President and Chief Executive
Officer of BreconRidge stated: "This agreement further validates BreconRidge's
specialized design and manufacturing capabilities and positions us well as a
strategic solutions provider for the Defence Industry. We are very pleased to
continue providing valued services and quality products to Thales."
    "BreconRidge's vision, specialized design capability and end-to-end
services were key to their involvement on this project. BreconRidge is a long
time partner and we look forward to continued success with them over the
course of this exciting project," said Frank Biemans, Vice President Naval
Radar for Thales.

    About BreconRidge

    Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, BreconRidge is a global provider of
Electronics Manufacturing and design Services (EMS). With facilities located
in Canada, the United States and China, BreconRidge ranks amongst the top
50 EMS companies globally. Servicing the needs of established and emerging
original equipment manufacturers in the communications, defence, aero-space,
and industrial market sectors, BreconRidge provides design, process and test
engineering services, component sourcing, supply chain management,
manufacturing, order fulfillment, and distribution services, along with after
sales support, including product repair, refurbishment, and warranty tracking.
BreconRidge is a member of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security

    About Thales

    Thales is an international electronics and systems group serving defence,
aerospace, security and services markets. The Group employs 70,000 people
worldwide and generated revenues of 10.3 billion euros in 2006. Thales'
subsidiary in the Netherlands, Thales Nederland, is one of the world's leading
companies in integrated naval systems for surveillance, weapon control and
combat management.

For further information:

For further information: Shaun McEwan, BreconRidge Manufacturing
Solutions Corporation, + 1-613-886-6300,,;  Frank van de Wiel, Thales Nederland B.V., + 31 74 24 82

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