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TDSI Timeline

SMS Merger

2017

TDSI selected as Iridium VAM

2015

Change name to TDSI Merge TUSA Defense Merge AAC

2013

TCI acquires stake in Tampa Microwave TCI acquires Visionix Merge with ATM

2012

Liberty radio successfully completes Project 25 CAP trunking interoperability testing on the Motorola system.  This is the second of four tests needed to meet DHS P25 CAP requirements.

2010

TCI is awarded a role as subcontractor to L-3 Communications on the JP2048 contract in Australia for the HF communications systems aboard two amphibious ships.  This strategic victory positions Thales well as the future HF sub system provider for all future Australian shipborne acquisition programs.

2009

TCI wins USCG HF IDIQ

2008

TCI delivers the 100,000th MBITR to USSOCOM

2007

The AN/PRC-148 JEM officially becomes the 1st JTRS radio in production with the award by the U.S. Air Force JTRS Program Office, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB, for the purchase of more than 1,200 units.

2006

JEM is SCA certified Thales MacKay merge

2005

Racal Communications, Inc. changes its name to Thales Communications, Inc. (TCI)

2001

RCI acquires RACAL Avionics and wins JTRS contract

2000

RCI wins the 1st production contract for MBITR with SOCOM

1997

RCI wins contract for MSHR radios from the FBI. MSHR is the 1st digital radio produced.

1995

RCI wins contract for Scope Shield II Development Program.

1989

RCI acquires Analytic Communications Systems (ACS)

1987

1st Proxy Agreement signed; Dr. Louis W. Tordella is elected as the 1st Senior Proxy.

1986

RCI acquires REGCO

1984

The Provisional Board of Directors for Racal Communications, Inc. (RCI) decides to manufacture 100 RA-17C12 receivers. This is the 1st official product to be produced by RCI.   Racal Communications, Inc. (RCI) incorporated in Delaware. 1st company location is at 8440 Second Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland.

1964
  • Incorporated as Racal Communications in 1964
  • Headquartered in Clarksburg, MD
  • Wholly-owned Subsidiary of Thales
  • Free of Foreign Ownership, Control and Influence
  • Serving Defense, Federal and Commercial Markets
  • MBITR – the World’s 1st multiband handheld radio
  • Now fielding the MBITR2 – the world’s first 2-channel handheld
  • Approximately 300,000 radios fielded to the US & Coalition Armed Forces
  • World’s smallest man-portable X/Ku/Ka satellite terminals
  • Developing the next generation of Tactical EW Solutions
  • Scorpion HMD selected for Army’s Air Warrior and Air National Guard Programs
  • World’s only full-color HMD coupled with state-of-the-art Motion Tracking
  • Thales’ Combat Management System is the nucleus of the Navy’s firepower
    aboard the Littoral Combat Ship
  • Sole-Source to the USCG and USN for high-power, maritime HF Systems
  • The US Navy standard dipping SONAR technology (ALFS)
  • Industry-leading SWAP design for base station, vehicular and portable terminals