Britain and France today awarded a contract worth some €150 million ($164 million) to Thales, leader of an Anglo-French industrial team that will build two prototype unmanned mine hunting units under the bilateral Maritime Mine Counter Measures project.

Laurent Collet-Billon, head of the Direction Générale de l’Armement procurement office, and his British ministerial counterpart, Harriet Baldwin, handed over the contract to Patrice Caine, Thales chairman, at the Euronaval trade show. Continue Reading.