The Challenge aims
to introduce young people aged 16-18 years to engineering and how
it plays a role in aerospace design and production.
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|The Friends of
HMS Vengeance intend to promote future generations interest in our joint
heritage by providing an Business partnership which will provide a foundation
both for business and heritage preservation.
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HMS Vengeance and Thales Business Partnership
The Vengeance Campaign to date is all about partnerships and a major
player in the world's aerospace, IT, electronic and defence technology
industries, Thales is being invited to discuss in joining us in saving
the VENGEANCE and hopefully assisting in the Vengeance Naval Aviation Heritage
Thales, the international defence and electronics company which employs
12,000 people in the UK and 65,000 people worldwide opened its new UK Headquarters
in Weybridge, Surrey and a new London Office in St. James Square in April
2002. Thales Plc's (formerly Thomson Racal Defence) activities in the UK
encompass Aerospace, Defence and Information Technologies and Services.
The Thales Group is one of the world's leading professional electronics
companies with a wide customer base across a diverse range of competences
in three main business areas: Defence, Aerospace, and Information Technology
& Services. Representing around 55% of Thales's UK business, Thales
Defence will play a major role in the defence and aerospace
landscape worldwide, and continue in its role as established Prime
Contractor and the UK’s second largest supplier of defence electronics
The most ambitious programme, and cornerstone of the Royal Navy's power
projection force in the future, is the future aircraft carrier, Carrier
Vertical & Fixed-Wing (CVF) project. At 40-50,000 tonnes, the two new
carriers will be twice the size of the existing Invincible-class carriers,
and twice the size of the former HMS Vengeance. A team led by Thales with
Raytheon, BMT and Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics and Surveillance Systems
has been awarded contracts by the MoD defence procurement executive to
study the three alternative configurations - CTOL, STOVL and STOBAR - and
key ship technologies. The prime contractor selection will be made in 2004
with an in-service date of 2012. The second ship should enter service in
The Vengeance Friends wish to strengthen the link with the CVF project
and provide opportunities for the Aerospace and Naval shipbuilding industries
to promote their developments on this historic aircraft carrier.
UK Future Aircraft Carrier Programme
Benefits to Companies
To present a showcase centre, through trade shows and exhibitions, for
marketing British naval aviation and maritime industries, awareness of
the latest products and developments and practical training of the key
Opportunities for high profile media attention.
Specialist facilities dedicated to trade, exhibition, conference, heritage
or storage facilities, and spacious covered accommodation and extensive
open area deck space for high profile media events.
To raise the profile of the heritage and community relations of business
in order to enrich heritage and business learning.
To contribute to the raising of achievement by employees through work related
learning on the Vengeance.
To help promote practical experience of obtaining both academic and
vocational qualifications, as well as key and life skills relevant to working
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