LYON, France—The French Minister of Armed Forces, Florence Parly, has launched the construction phase of the Archange signal intelligence program, which will see the country’s two existing Transall C-160 Gabriels replaced with three modified Falcon 8Xs. The program’s goal is to renew France’s capability in electromagnetic signal intelligence, notably the interception of voice radio communications and radar waves. Thales will supply the payload, called the universal ...

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